Beauregard and the Beast

Author: Evie Drae

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC


Category: Gay men

Page: 208

View: 911

MMA fighter Adam Littrell knows staying focused around his new assistant Bo will be a challenge, but with his last fight looming, he can't afford distraction. Bo wants to nurture their fragile relationship, but his younger sister needs him too.

Beauregard and the Beast

An MM Romance Fairy Tale Retelling

Author: Evie Drae

Publisher: Once Upon a Vegas Night


Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 371

From the dual finalist in the prestigious 2019 Romance Writers of America(R) Golden Heart(R) contest and seven-time 1st place Romance Writers of America(R) award-winning contemporary and erotic romance author comes the much anticipated re-release of her low-angst, high-heat gay romance Beauty and the Beast retelling. Champion MMA fighter Adam Littrell is preparing for the biggest fight of his career. If he wins, he'll add another proverbial notch to his record-breaking title reign. If he loses, he's on the fast track for retirement. But when he opens the door to a distraction in the form of the nerdy and awkward Bo Wilkins, staying focused becomes a struggle. Aware of his new employer's surly reputation, Bo expects to earn the generous salary his position as Adam's live-in personal assistant offers. However, as chemistry sizzles beneath the guise of an unexpected friendship, Bo discovers the Beast hardly lives up to his name. And when a shared love of books leads them to study for their GEDs together, the possibilities for their future take on a much rosier hue. But just as their relationship finally finds its footing, an emergency with his sister pulls Bo away and he drops everything. Including Adam. Until now, Adam believed the most significant fight of his life would be a physical one. But with the defense of his title hanging in the balance and Bo no longer by his side, he makes a grim realization. His greatest prize can't be won in the octagon.

Confederate General Stephen Elliott: Beaufort Legend, Charleston Hero

Author: D. Michael Thomas

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing


Category: History

Page: 144

View: 434

General Stephen Elliott rose from captain of a militia artillery battery to command of an infantry brigade. His early war reputation as a daring raider and superb artilleryman grew to true hero status through his exemplary service at Fort Sumter. Handpicked to defend Sumter to the last extremity, Elliott performed so well that his Yankee foes saluted him by dipping the Union flag in recognition of his courage and steadfastness. Wounded on five separate occasions, Elliott exemplified courage and inspirational leadership that justified promotions advocated by Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and President Jefferson Davis. In the first in-depth study of Elliott, D. Michael Thomas presents the life of a renowned soldier with fresh, previously unpublished material.

Civil War Alabama

Author: Christopher Lyle McIlwain

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


Category: History

Page: 451

View: 921

In fascinating detail, Civil War Alabama reveals the forgotten breadth of political opinions and loyalties among white Alabamians during the antebellum period. The book offers a major reevaluation of Alabama's secession crisis and path to war and destruction.

Blumhouse Productions

The New House of Horror

Author: Todd K. Platts

Publisher: University of Wales Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 631

Blumhouse Productions is the first book that systematically examines the corpus of Blumhouse’s cinematic output. Individual chapters written by emerging and established scholars consider thematic trends across Blumhouse films, such as the use of found footage, haunted bodies/haunted houses, and toxic masculinity. Blumhouse’s business strategies and funding model are considered – including the company’s high-profile franchises Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Happy Death Day, and Halloween – alongside such key standalone films as Get Out and Black Christmas, and nonhorror films like BlackKklansman. Taken together, the chapters provide a thorough primer for one of the most significant drivers behind the contemporary resurgence of horror cinema.

Personal Reminiscences of the War of 1861-5

Author: William Henry Morgan

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand


Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 754

Reproduction of the original: Personal Reminiscences of the War of 1861-5 by William Henry Morgan

Tearing Down the Lost Cause

The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues

Author: James Gill

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi


Category: History

Page: 248

View: 363

In Tearing Down the Lost Cause: The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues James Gill and Howard Hunter examine New Orleans’s complicated relationship with the history of the Confederacy pre– and post–Civil War. The authors open and close their manuscript with the dramatic removal of the city’s Confederate statues. On the eve of the Civil War, New Orleans was far more cosmopolitan than Southern, with its sizable population of immigrants, Northern-born businessmen, and white and Black Creoles. Ambivalent about secession and war, the city bore divided loyalties between the Confederacy and the Union. However, by 1880 New Orleans rivaled Richmond as a bastion of the Lost Cause. After Appomattox, a significant number of Confederate veterans moved into the city giving elites the backing to form a Confederate civic culture. While it’s fair to say that the three Confederate monuments and the white supremacist Liberty Monument all came out of this dangerous nostalgia, the authors argue that each monument embodies its own story and mirrors the city and the times. The Lee monument expressed the bereavement of veterans and a desire to reconcile with the North, though strictly on their own terms. The Davis monument articulated the will of the Ladies Confederate Memorial Association to solidify the Lost Cause and Southern patriotism. The Beauregard Monument honored a local hero, but also symbolized the waning of French New Orleans and rising Americanization. The Liberty Monument, throughout its history, represented white supremacy and the cruel hypocrisy of celebrating a past that never existed. While the book is a narrative of the rise and fall of the four monuments, it is also about a city engaging history. Gill and Hunter contextualize these statues rather than polarize, interviewing people who are on both sides including citizens, academics, public intellectuals, and former mayor Mitch Landrieu. Using the statues as a lens, the authors construct a compelling narrative that provides a larger cultural history of the city.

Lee's Last Campaign

The Story of Lee and His Men Against Grant, 1864

Author: Clifford Dowdey

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: History

Page: 415

View: 615

No history is more beautifully written than this one covering General Robert E. Lee's last campaign with the Army of Northern Virginia from early May to mid-June of 1864. Here the aging Lee is shown improvising strategy with a brilliance that cannot reduce the hopelessness of his situation. With the ghost of a once great army, he is caught between the overwhelming might of the Union forces and the crippling restrictions of his own government.

Blacktop Wasteland

the acclaimed and award-winning crime hit of the year

Author: S. A. Cosby

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 132

*GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2020* *LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER 2020* 'BLACKTOP WASTELAND may be the book of the year.' MICHAEL CONNELLY 'Sensationally good' LEE CHILD 'I loved BLACKTOP WASTELAND' STEPHEN KING 'Stunning. Can't remember the last time I read such a powerful crime novel' MARK BILLINGHAM "Bug" Montage: honest mechanic, loving family man. He's no longer the criminal he was - the sharpest wheelman east of the Mississippi. But when his respectable life crumbles, a shady associate comes calling with a one-time job promising a huge payout. Inexorably drawn to the driver's seat - and haunted by the ghost of his outlaw father - Bug is yanked back into a savage world of bullets and betrayal. Like Breaking Bad in a high-speed collision with Drive, this dazzling novel holds up a cracked mirror to the American Dream - and tells the story of one man pushed to his limits by poverty, race and a self-destructive masculinity. 'Every once in a while a writer comes along with an incredible voice...add S. A. Cosby to that list.' STEVE CAVANAGH 'An urgent, timely, pitch-perfect jolt of American noir' DENNIS LEHANE 'A superb character study wrapped up in a high-octane heist novel' Guardian 'The action sequences are superb, the dialogue wouldn't shame Elmore Leonard, and Bug's experiences recall Walter Mosley at his most powerful...fantastic' Sunday Times 'Spectacular....a voice as stark and distinctive as Elmore Leonard's, and a humanity that touches the soul.' Daily Mail 'A delicious slice of country gothic wrapped in smart, hard, contemporary neo noir.' ADRIAN McKINTY 'The book will leave you breathless, but also desperate to know where Cosby will take us next.' LAURA LIPPMAN '...S. A. Cosby reinvents the American crime novel. Blacktop Wasteland thrums and races - it's an intoxicating thrill of a ride'. WALTER MOSLEY

A Young General and the Fall of Richmond

The Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel

Author: G. William Quatman

Publisher: Ohio University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 819

Despite his military achievements and his association with many of the great names of American history, Godfrey Weitzel (1835–1884) is perhaps the least known of all the Union generals. After graduating from West Point, Weitzel, a German immigrant from Cincinnati, was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans. The secession of Louisiana in 1861, with its key port city of New Orleans, was the first of a long and unlikely series of events that propelled the young Weitzel to the center of many of the Civil War’s key battles and brought him into the orbit of such well-known personages as Lee, Beauregard, Butler, Farragut, Porter, Grant, and Lincoln. Weitzel quickly rose through the ranks and was promoted to brigadier general and, eventually to commander of Twenty-Fifth Corps, the Union Army’s only all-black unit. After fighting in numerous campaigns in Louisiana and Virginia, on April 3, 1865, Weitzel marched his troops into Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, capturing the city for the Union and precipitating the eventual collapse of the Southern states’ rebellion. G. William Quatman’s minute-by-minute narrative of the fall of Richmond lends new insight into the war’s end, and his keen research into archival sources adds depth and nuance to the events and the personalities that shaped the course of the Civil War.