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"A rich and compelling narrative, as taut and suspenseful as good fiction. In places, Stories of Scottsboro is almost heartbreaking, not least because Goodman shows what people felt as well as what they thought. " -- Washington Post Book World To white Southerners, it was "a heinous and unspeakable crime" that flouted a taboo as old as slavery. To the Communist Party, which mounted the defense, the Scottsboro case was an ideal opportunity to unite issues of race and class. To jury after jury, the idea that nine black men had raped two white women on a train traveling through northern Alabama in 1931 was so self-evident that they found the Scottsboro boys guilty even after the U. S. Supreme Court had twice struck down the verdict and one of the "victims" had recanted. This innovative and grippingly narrated work of history tells the story of a case that marked a watershed in American racial justice. Or, rather, it tells several stories. For out of dozens of period sources, Stories of Scottsboro re-creates not only what happened at Scottsboro, but the dissonant chords it struck in the hearts and minds of an entire nation. "Extraordinary. . . . To do justice to the Scottsboro story a book would have to combine edge-of-the-seat reportage and epic narrative sweep. And it is just such a book that James Goodman has given us, a beautifully realized history. . . written with complete authority, tight emotional control, and brilliant use of archival material. " -- Chicago Tribune
Story from Indian mythology. This book narrates the stories (Thiruvilaiyadal) of Lord Shiva in simple English for young readers.
Even as you read these words, there are women just like you stepping up and making a difference in their communities, making our world a better place to live. Three such exceptional women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. To celebrate their accomplishments, three bestselling authors have written short stories inspired by these real-life heroines.Debbie Macomber touches the heart in What Amanda Wants-a young woman's story of strength and courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.Brenda Novak's Small Packages shows us how the love of a very special baby boy helps two people get past their pain and embrace a hopeful future...together.Meryl Sawyer explores the importance of creating balance in our lives, stopping to smell the roses and making time to chase our dreams in Worth the Risk.
From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these sixty-five tales--eleven of which have been translated into English for the first time--display all the shades of Nabokov's imagination. They range from sprightly fables to bittersweet tales of loss, from claustrophobic exercises in horror to a connoisseur's samplings of the table of human folly. Read as a whole, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov offers and intoxicating draft of the master's genius, his devious wit, and his ability to turn language into an instrument of ecstasy.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tales to remember yesterday's fallen - from today's bestselling authors. Compiled by Tony Bradman, this collection of short stories chronicles the events of World War One - imagining the conflicts and emotions of those people caught up in the war and its aftermath. With stories from Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Oisin McGann, among others, this anthology will be treasured for generations.
Covering the time period from 1807, when John Colter first discovered the wonders of the Yellowstone Plateau to the 1920s when tourists sped between luxury hotels in their automobiles, these tales of Wonderland come from the letters, journals, and diaries kept by early visitors and later tourists. The earliest stories recount mountain men's awe at geysers hurling boiling water hundreds of feet into the air and their encounters with the native inhabitants of the region. The latest stories reflect the "civilizing" of the park and reveal the golden age of tourist travel in the area.
Titles in this collection include: Tower of Babylon Understand Division by Zero Story of Your Life Seventy-Two Letters The Evolution of Human Science Hell Is the Absence of God Liking What You See: A Documentary
Questions and Answers discuss a variety of wading birds including the stork, the egrett, and the Ibis.
Life with only the sea can be lonely. Just ask Pandora and Seabold. They've lived most of their lives with the sea--Pandora in a lighthouse and Seabold on a boat--and they're each quite used to being alone. Or they were. But one day, the sea did something extraordinary: It brought Pandora and Seabold together! And even better, the sea gave them the ingredients for an adventure that neither of them had considered before-an adventure called "family."
In 1998 Elly Gross, née Berkovits saw a picture on a display in Poland that changed the direction of her life. This book would not have been written if Elly had not seen that picture. Other life-changing events included separation at the age of 15 from her mother and 5 year old brother and incarceration as an inmate and slave laborer at Auschwitz-II/Birkenau. She survived; her family was murdered. After liberation, she began a new family with a survivor of the Death March. In 1966, they fled from communist Romania to the United States. She, her husband, and two children worked hard to attain the American Dream. Then in 1998, she participated, for the first time, in the March of the Living, a program where teenagers and survivors visit Jewish sites in Poland and Israel. At Auschwitz-II/Birkenau, there was a picture of a group of woman and children, just off the cattle cars, whose lives were soon to be snuffed out. In that picture, Elly found her mother and brother. This "reunification" is the touchstone from which so much of Elly's poetry and narratives pour. The history she writes about, from the Holocaust to the attack on the World Trade Center, is horrific. Elly, the innocent child, saved through a series of miracles or accidents, becomes Elly, the survivor-adult. As her legacy, she shares the feelings and facts of the time period with her readers. Her writing is a memorial to her family, as well as a commitment against hatred and the destruction to which it leads. To read this book is a memorable and touching experience. There are moments described that the reader will not forget, because they are not meant ever to be forgotten.
An empire at war. Three fates intertwined.The Magician. Horace has destroyed the Temple of the Sun, but now he finds his slave chains have been replaced by bonds of honor, duty, and love. Caught between two women and two cultures, he must contend with deadly forces from the unseen world.The Rebel. Jirom has thrown in his lot with the slave uprising, but his road to freedom becomes ever more dangerous as the rebels expand their campaign against the empire. Even worse, he feels his connection with Emanon slipping away with every blow they strike in the name of freedom.The Spy. Alyra has severed her ties to the underground network that brought her to Akeshia, but she continues the mission on her own. Yet, with Horace's connection to the queen and the rebellion's escalation of violence, she finds herself treading a knife's edge between love and duty.Dark conspiracies bubble to the surface as war and zealotry spread across the empire. Old alliances are shattered, new vendettas are born, and all peoples--citizen and slave alike--must endure the ravages of storm and steel.From the Trade Paperback edition.
It is a day in the country, and everything is hot and still. Then the hazy sky begins to shift. Something is astir, something soundless.
Stranded on a steamy tropical island, . . . these three will create their own heat . . . Christie Lovejoy is normally all business. But when a hurricane bears down on the exclusive resort she's sharing with two sexy businessmen, it's time to throw caution to the tropical winds. How often do you find two gorgeous men with the hots for you . . . and the willingness to share? Wolf Martin and Jon Carlson have been friends for years, and their taste in women has never overlapped . . . until now. Wolf, Jon, and Christie use the luxurious resort to take the kind of sensual journey that only total isolation will allow. But when the storm recedes, will they be ready to leave their island paradise?
Legendary island warrior Iuti Manu is seeking refuge from her murderous brothers across the Empty Sea. Accompanied by Tarawe, the Storm Caller, Iuti flees her brothers' revenge for destroying the family's totem, the shark god. But the sea does not live up to its name. On what is supposed to be an empty, wet wasteland is a distant island. On this island mirage, the earth is rumbling and the dolphins are battling the birds for possession of the air as well as the sea. The only inhabitants are bloodthirsty bird-worshippers who are searching for a fresh sacrifice. Iuti must battle her nemesis alone, but only when the Storm Caller has mastered the art of controlling the winds and water. Together they help repair the broken magic of the sea.
Angelina gets a call from her brother for help, a brother she hasn't seen since for ten years--not since she visited him in Australia, a place he had gone to be a missionary. So she heads off to see him, but is intercepted at the airport and climbs into a waiting car. Once in the car she realizes these are not men sent by her brother, but men who are intent on killing her. She manages to escape and hijack a national park reserve officer and his jeep. David Lemming has left a past full of hurt and pain after he got saved. He is very happy doing the job he is doing while he waits for God's direction. But God's direction wasn't having a woman kidnap him and shoot at the vehicle she just fell out of. . . was it? Maybe she is there because he has been sent to help her. The story that follows is a suspenseful tale of intrigue and desperation. Angelina finds out her brother is missing, the reason is because he has information about someone who is planning to kill the First Lady. She has to find her brother before he is killed, before the killer strikes the President's wife. . and before she herself is killed. And while she is doing that, David teaches her that God is in control and if she'll let go of her bitter past and find peace, she might just survive. Will she ultimately have to choose between her life and the First Lady's. . . is she ready to face her maker?
Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is hell. While she continues to climb the corporate ranks, her beloved twin sister is plagued by a chronic illness that will eventually kill her, leaving Rachel all alone. Serendipity in the form of a mysterious email lands in Rachel's lap one day, but not without a price. Thousands of miles away, archeologist John Tavak sits trapped inside a collapsed Egyptian tomb with a functioning laptop. He knows that Rachel is the only person who can help him, but time is quickly running out. It turns out the collapse was no accident. John has discovered something very valuable in that tomb, something that humankind has been searching for throughout history, something that Rachel could use as it may hold the key to her sister's cure. While Rachel orchestrates his rescue, she soon finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of deceit and murder. Can she put her trust in John Tavak? She'd do anything to save her sister. Will they both live long enough to unravel the ancient mystery they've found inside the tomb? With Johansen and Johansen's fast-paced action, charismatic characters, and impeccable research, Storm Cycle will carry you away.
In the fifth book in the Jake Helman Files series, private investigator Jake Helman returns to New York City after fighting the battle of his life on Pavot Island to save his best friend, Edgar. He's anxious to start a new life with NYPD homicide detective Maria Vasquez, but first he must search for psychic healer Laurel Doniger who disappeared while he was away. As Jake investigates Laurel's secret past, he's drawn into a conflict with a being who has existed since the dawn of mankind. This creature is known by many names-Lilith, succubus, witch, storm demon-but Jake and his allies will come to know her as the Storm Demon, and she'll destroy New York City to take revenge on those who interfere with her plans.
Court Bannister is removed from the field of action, only to reenter it in a doomed bomber.... Toby Parker questions his own gut instincts, until he faces the ultimate test from which there is no turning back.... And Special Forces Colonel Wolf Lochert parachutes into Hanoi for POW evidence that could effect the war -- if only he can make it out in one piece...
As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers-particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade-require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. And the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance-including her own-Opal must control powers she hadn't known she possessed...powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.
Partner of one of the most infamous anarchists of her time, Johann Most, Helene Minkin joined the anarchist movement after emigrating from Russia in 1888 with her father and sister. Framed as a reaction and corrective to Emma Goldman's Living My Life, Minkin's memoir provides a unique account of turn-of-the-century anarchism and immigrant life in the United States. Published in the Yiddish-language newspaper Forverts in 1932, this is its first English translation. Tom Goyens teaches American history at Salisbury University in Maryland. He is the author of Beer and Revolution: The German Anarchist Movement in New York City, 1880-1914.
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples when a crew member spots a patch of black oil ahead of them. But the substance is not oil.<P> Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles from the spoiled sea suddenly attacks, killing everyone aboard while the ship goes up in flames.<P> A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they find on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to discover the most audacious scheme they have ever encountered: a plan to permanently alter the weather on a global scale. The insidious plot will kill millions...and it has already begun.
If you love Kathleen Woodiwiss, you'll adore Terri Brisbin " --New York Times bestselling author Teresa MedeirosThe wild lands of Argyll hold no promise for a woman cast away until a younger lover draws Agnes of Mull into his strong embrace. Breac 's tender touch erases all sorrow and his compelling sensuality brings her to ecstasy
The epic Wereworld saga continues as Drew Ferran--werewolf, leader of people, and the rightful king of Lyssia--battles the evil Catlords who seek to oppress the kingdom. As the war's scope widens, Drew and his allies take the fight to the high seas. But just as many terrors await them on the water as on land, with pirates and scoundrels abounding and a host of previously-unknown werelords emerging to take sides in the war that threatens to destroy the Seven Realms. Called "Game of Thrones for the tween set," (School Library Journal), the Wereworld series hits a new high in this fifth book!
Drow god vs. Drow god! When Lolth and Eilistraee, two drow goddesses, compete for control of the dark elves of Faerûn, more than just the drow are caught in the middle. Though the drow will survive their game, what's at stake is the very nature of what it means to be a dark elf.From the Paperback edition.
Hailed as a master storyteller (Kristin Hannah), "New York Times"-bestselling author Dodd delivers the first book in a seductive new paranormal series about an ancient rivalry that lives in the world today, and introduces The Seven, a secret society created to combat evil.