The cover of "A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South" by Ben Montgomery. (Little, Brown Spark/TNS)

The best nonfiction is written with larger-than-life detail and drama that keeps you flipping pages. Journalist Ben Montgomery is a master at this. His latest book, “A Shot in the Moonlight,” is about a freed slave’s remarkable fight for justice. — Seth Boster

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