A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This was the start of an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and challenge President Grant'ssupport for the emergent structures of black political power. The remorseless strategy of well-financed "White Line" organizations was to create chaos and keep blacks from voting out of fear for their lives and livelihoods. Redemption is the first book to describe in uncompromising detail this organized racial violence, which reached its apogee in Mississippi in 1875. Lemann bases his devastating account on a wealth of military records, congressional investigations, memoirs, press reports, and the invaluable papers of Adelbert Ames, the war hero from Maine who was Mississippi's governor at the time. When Ames pleaded with Grant for federal troops who could thwart the white terrorists violently disrupting Republican political activities, Grant wavered, and the result was a bloody, corrupt election in which Mississippi was "redeemed"—that is, returned to white control. Redemption makes clear that this is what led to the death of Reconstruction—and of the rights encoded in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. We are still living with the consequences.
This book is fictional comedy about two angels that receive a message from God, telling them that they have to return to Earth. The older angel is wiser and more experienced and is sent to help his partner with supervision and companionship through their ordeal. In their journey to Earth they travel to different cities in search of the younger angels people contacts that he has to get reacquainted with. One problem is how to recognize these same people after years past. If he finds his contacts he has to decide how to go about mending past circumstances and occurrences for the mischievous activities he played on people when he was alive and on Earth. In their travels to Earth the younger angel recalls people, and situations and he has to make amends in order to become a full-fledged angel. He has a series of flashbacks, and recollections and he tries to overcome his past, and make it good in the present time, after he arrives back on Earth.
Injured in a cattle stampede on a drive through Kansas, Bill is healing in Redemption. Tended to by a shopkeeper's lovely daughter, Eden Monroe, there are worse places he could be. But Bill knows something's wrong. A series of unexplained killings plagues the town. It's up to Bill to figure out what's going on before his beloved Eden gets caught in the cross fire.
When a group of buffalo hunters gets into a scuffle with a party of Indians, the end results are tragic-leaving all but one of the Indians dead. With the sole survivor on his way to rally the rest of his tribe for vengeance, the buffalo hunters hightail it to the closest settlement, putting Redemption and new Marshall Bill Harvey in the middle of a range war...
A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold
Author: Bryan Clay
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Tells the story of an Olympic decathlete's transformation from a drug-addicted teen in Hawaii to the world champion in the sport, citing his dramatically rediscovered faith and his mother's relentless prayers as his inspiration.
Jack French has had two long years of prison-ranch labor to focus on starting over, cleaning up his act and making things right. When he comes home to close-knit Beartooth, Montana, he's bent on leveling the score with the men who set him up. The one thing he doesn't factor into his plans is beautiful Kate LaFond. With adventure-seeking in her blood, Kate's got big dreams to chase and a troubled past to put to rest. And even though a red-hot connection to a woman with her own set of secrets isn't part of Jack's plans, he just can't resist Kate and the gold cache she's after…even if it comes at a price. But when Kate is accused of murder, he realizes she's not only a suspect, but a target. In the Montana wilderness, he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe from a killer on a quest to rob them of their chance for a new, passionate life with each other.
When the love of his life is accused of murder, a university professor will stop at nothing to prove her innocence On a late night drive home, Ike Goldman, a retired Columbia University law professor, saves a woman from killing herself by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. The woman’s name is Elizabeth Hopper, and Ike, a widower, unexpectedly finds himself falling in love. But everything changes when Elizabeth’s estranged husband, a rich Wall Street executive she claims abused her, is found murdered, and Elizabeth is the prime suspect. Now Ike must uncover the truth, even as he fights to protect the woman he loves. Fast-paced and suspenseful, Redemption is one of Howard Fast’s last novels, and a remarkable story of love and loyalty amid the most harrowing of circumstances. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Chronicles the arduous journey of a twelve-year-old English girl and her mother as they flee with other religious protesters to the New World in the early 1500's, and the heartbreak and hope they find when they arrive.
After 17 years of praying to the Gods Jack begins his long journey home. However, Jack is not aware of the test the Gods have for him before he can truly go home. First he must realize he is the long ago profecied Chosen One, then he must survive the test before he can try to go home and attempt to fulfill his promise to Linnie.
Ted Conkaffey, Ex-Cop und unschuldig unter Verdacht, eine 13-Jährige entführt zu haben, kann seine Vergangenheit nicht loswerden. Dale Bingley, der Vater seines vermeintlichen Opfers, taucht in Teds nordaustralischem Refugium Crimson Lake auf. Er will das Verbrechen an seiner Tochter auf eigene Faust aufklären und rächen. Auch der mächtige Gangster Khaled hat ein Interesse daran, den wahren Täter zu finden und final aus dem Verkehr zu ziehen – eine Lösung, die Ted, der seine Unschuld beweisen will, nicht wirklich helfen würde. Also muss er den Psychopathen zuerst finden, koste es, was es wolle. Währenddessen ist seine Privatdetektiv-Partnerin, die exzentrische, einst wegen Mordes verurteilte Amanda Pharrell, mit einem anderen Fall beschäftigt: dem Doppelmord an zwei Mitarbeitern einer üblen Kneipe, der zunächst wie ein simpler Raubmord aussieht. Amanda tut sich mit Detective Inspector Pip Sweeney zusammen, die ihr erstes Tötungsdelikt zu bearbeiten hat und Amandas Genie dringend braucht. Bald stehen für Amanda und Ted ihr Leben und ihre Existenz auf dem Spiel.
Redemption is a story that is told in the first person through the eyes of the main character, Adam, who is writing it in the form of a letter to his young daughter. Adam recounts the events of the previous twenty-one hours, which he intends to be his final day. He is telling his story in the letter to his daughter because he needs her to know The Truth about what he has done and why he has done it. He reflects upon events from his childhood and adult life and explains the effects these events have had upon him in causing him to seek revenge upon the people and institutions that have done harm to him. Redemption is a work of fiction, a story that is meant to be an analogy representing the duality of man. There are forces of good and evil in every one of us and when a person undergoes a series of traumatic experiences in his lifetime, sometimes it causes the urge to do harm to come to the fore. Adam has reached the point of being able to resist these urges and surpassed it - or has he? The primary purpose of the book is to serve as a warning to all of us that we need to instill a little more humanity into our human existence if we are to survive.
Asa, genannt Grease, ist ein Ace, wurde im Club groß und der Club und seine Brüder sind sein Leben. Als er etwas für die Aces & Eights erledigen soll, trifft er auf Callie und rettet ihr das Leben. Er ahnt nicht, dass er sein Schicksal mit ihrem in diesem Moment für immer verknüpft hat. Callie ist ein ganz normales Mädchen, deren Welt sich an einem Abend jugendlicher Rebellion unwiederbringlich verändert. Ihre Beziehung ist geprägt von einer Tragödie, Schuldgefühlen und Dingen, die sie niemals hätten ändern können. In einer perfekten Welt wären sich Callie und Asa niemals begegnet. Doch die Welt ist nun mal nicht perfekt, aber wer weiß, vielleicht hält sie gerade deswegen die perfekte Liebe bereit.
This commemorative book on the Super Bowl XLVII champions provides a visual look at the winning team's road to championship glory. Through unique words and images, this celebratory book takes readers from training camp and the exciting regular season to the playoffs and Super Bowl triumph. Including nearly 100 color photographs and profiles of star players and the head coach, this keepsake book is an essential part of any fan's collection.
Nikki und ihr Bruder werden von Aliens entführt. Während Nikki fliehen kann, wird ihr Bruder in die Sklaverei verkauft. Nur ein Mann scheint ihr helfen zu können, ihren Bruder zu finden und zu retten, der notorische Space-Pirat Ellyod Allegrass. Doch da sie keine finanziellen Mittel zur Verfügung hat, um den Piraten zu bezahlen, verlangt er einen hohen Preis: ihren Körper. Während ihr Herz und Verstand sich dagegen sträuben, dem dunklen Charme des Piraten zu erliegen, hat ihr verräterischer Körper ganz andere Ideen. Ellyod lebte seit seinem sechzehnten Lebensjahr mit einem Chip in seinem Kopf, der jede Emotion unterdrückte, doch seitdem die Jaggers das Implantat entfernt haben, plagt ihn sein überladenes Gewissen. Finanziell beinahe abgebrannt und ohne eine Idee, was er mit seinem neuen Leben anfangen soll, trifft er auf Nikki, die ihn anheuern will, ihren Bruder zu finden. Um sie abzuwimmeln verlangt er das Unmögliche als Preis: Nikki als seine Geliebte. Zu seiner Überraschung stimmt sie dem Deal jedoch zu. Die exotische Schönheit erweckt völlig neue Gefühle in ihm. Wenn er nicht aufpasst, verliert er noch sein schwarzes Piratenherz.
Angel, Cordelia, and Doyle take on a new client, Whitney Tyler, an actress who plays a vampire on a popular television show and is being stalked by a cult of viewers who are convinced she is a real vampire.
Master storyteller Leon Uris, internationally acclaimedauthor of such bestsellers as Exodus, Topaz, QB VII,Trinity, the Haj and Mitla Pass,continues the epic story of the Irish struggle for freedom inRedemption. A dramatic saga set against the backdrop of growing unrest in Ireland and a world on the brink of the First World War,Redemption weaves together a cast of unforgettable characters that form the heart and soul of three extraordinary Irish families.hey love freedom more than life,and they will fight to the death to win it. From the magnificence of New Zealand's green mountains, to the bloody beaches and cliffs of Gallipoli, to the streets of Dublin and the shipyards of Belfast,Redemptionfollows three Irish Patriots on their odysseys of freedom and passion- in a monumental tale of the men and women who loved, fought, and died for the chance to be free.
Ein Junge wartet mit einer Waffe auf den Mann, der seine Mutter getötet hat. Eine Polizistin, die in Schwierigkeiten steckt, wird nach einer brutalen Schießerei mit ihrer Vergangenheit konfrontiert. Nach dreizehn Jahren im Gefängnis wird ein Polizist in die Freiheit entlassen - doch für wie lange? John Hart beschreibt eine Stadt am Abgrund. Ihre Einwohner scheinen alle auf der Straße der Verdammnis unterwegs zu sein. Voller Geheimnisse, Verrat und nervenzerfetzender Spannung: Mit seinem neuen Buch beweist John Hart, dass er ein Meister des Thrillers aus den Südstaaten der USA ist.