Welcome to the Brier Patch, by Darrell McMann

ImageDarrell McMann didn’t know what to expect when he became a white police officer in the predominantly black areas of Mobile, Alabama. His success came largely from training luck, improvisation, an indefatigable attitude, and the constant support of his fellow officers. Welcome to the Briar Patch is his true story, a gripping, no-holds-barred journey into the everyday life of a police officer in one of the most racially polarizedregionsof the country. Exciting, thought-provoking, and with an unflappable sense of humor, McMann guides us into a world that is at once recognizable and completely foreign.


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One of the reviews on Amazon:


Welcome to the Brier Patch, by Darrell McMann, is a true story about the author’s experiences of being a white police officer in the predominately black town of Mobile, Alabama. It tells his story from going through academy, to working the streets. McMann tells of the different situations that he found himself in as a police officer. Though some of the situations may seem a little tough, you can through the explanation that McMann was only trying to be as fair as he possibly could be while still doing his job. Though he caught a lot of grief for being a white office in a black neighborhood, he never let it get the best of him, and he never acted out in a racist manner.

I absolutely loved this story. Though I am more of a fictional reader, I found this book to be very interesting and intriguing. Reading about the real life events that McMann went through in order to simply perform his job at an appropriate and professional level was inspiring. No matter what the situation was, McMann was able to keep composed and make fair assessments and judgement! I would recommend this book to everyone! Great job to the author.






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