Never Caught

Never Caught

Author by : Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Language : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of “extraordinary grit” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital. In setting up his household he brought along nine slaves, including Ona Judge. As the President grew accustomed to Northern ways, there was one change he couldn’t abide: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire. Though Ona Judge lived a life of relative comfort, she was denied freedom. So, when the opportunity presented itself one clear and pleasant spring day in Philadelphia, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs. At just twenty-two-years-old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property. “A crisp and compulsively readable feat of research and storytelling” (USA TODAY), historian and National Book Award finalist Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked everything to gain freedom from the famous founding father.


George Washington And Slavery

George Washington And Slavery

Author by : Fritz Hirschfeld
Language : en
Publisher by : University of Missouri Press
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Description : Because General Washington - the universally acknowledged hero of the Revolutionary War - in the postwar period uniquely combined the moral authority, personal prestige, and political power to influence significantly the course and the outcome of the slavery debate, his opinions on the subject of slaves and slavery are of crucial importance to understanding how racism succeeded in becoming an integral and official part of the national fabric during its formative stages.


Just One Catch

Just One Catch

Author by : Tracy Daugherty
Language : en
Publisher by : St. Martin's Press
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Total Read : 83
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Description : The New York Times bestselling writer Tracy Daugherty illuminates his most vital subject yet in this first biography of the Catch-22 author Joseph Heller Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, who went on to great fame and fortune. His most memorable novel took its inspiration from a mission he flew over France in WWII (his plane was filled with so much shrapnel it was a wonder it stayed in the air). Heller wrote seven novels, all of which remain in print. Something Happened and Good as Gold, to name two, are still considered the epitome of satire. His life was filled with women and romantic indiscretions, but he was perhaps more famous for his friendships—he counted Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel, Carl Reiner, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Mario Puzo, Dustin Hoffman, Woody Allen, and many others among his confidantes. In 1981 Heller was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a debilitating syndrome that could have cost him his life. Miraculously, he recovered. When he passed away in 1999 from natural causes, he left behind a body of work that continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies a year. Just One Catch is the first biography of Yossarian's creator.


Zodiac

Zodiac

Author by : Robert Graysmith
Language : en
Publisher by : Titan Books (UK)
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Description : "This is the Zodiac speaking. I like killing people because it is so much fun... the most thrilling experience..." This shocking true crime classic is now a major movie. A sexual sadist, the Zodiac?s pleasure was torture and murder. He taunted the authorities with mocking notes telling where he would strike next. The official tally of his victims was six. He claimed37 dead. He was never caught. Author Robert Graysmith tells the inside story of the hunt for the hooded killer, and finally reveals his possible true identity. The new movie Zodiac is based on this book. Directed by David Fincher (Fight Club),it stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Graysmith himself, Robert Downey Jr and Chloe Sevigny.


Stolen

Stolen

Author by : Richard Bell
Language : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Total Read : 77
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Description : A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years A Slave and Never Caught. Philadelphia, 1825: five young, free black boys fall into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the United States. Lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay, they are instead met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives. Over four long months, their kidnappers drive them overland into the Cotton Kingdom to be sold as slaves. Determined to resist, the boys form a tight brotherhood as they struggle to free themselves and find their way home. Their ordeal—an odyssey that takes them from the Philadelphia waterfront to the marshes of Mississippi and then onward still—shines a glaring spotlight on the Reverse Underground Railroad, a black market network of human traffickers and slave traders who stole away thousands of legally free African Americans from their families in order to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War. Impeccably researched and breathlessly paced, Stolen tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.


The British Study Edition Of The Urantia Papers Book Ereader Pdf

The British Study Edition Of The Urantia Papers Book Ereader Pdf

Author by : Edited by Tigran Aivazian
Language : en
Publisher by : Tigran Aivazian
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Description : The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.


Free Trade

Free Trade

Author by : Graham Dunkley
Language : en
Publisher by : Zed Books
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Total Read : 90
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Description : In this book Australian economist, Graham Dunkley, explains and critiques the crucial concept of free trade. A policy of free trade is central to today's world-dominating globalization project. The more euphoric globalists uncritically assume that it has universal and unequivocal benefits for all people and countries. And the perpetual negotiations of the World Trade Organization are wholly based on this presumption.Graham Dunkley shows, however, that leading economists have always been more sceptical about free trade doctrine than the dogmatic globalizers realize. There are more holes in free trade theory than its advocates grasp. And the benefits of free trade in practice are more limited and contingent than they acknowledge.He also argues that the World Bank's long-time push for export-led development is misguided. A more democratic world trading order is necessary and possible. And more interventionist, self-reliant trade policies are feasible, especially if a more holistic view of economic development goals is adopted.


Caught

Caught

Author by : Raathi Chota
Language : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 83
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Description : I'm the school geek. The teenage girl with glasses. The girl who boys avoid because her dad just so happens to be the Sheriff. All I'm interested in is getting into Yale so I can leave this town and everyone in it behind. Until four of the most popular boys in school suddenly show an interest in me...Why? I'm not sure. But when they make me a bet I can't refuse, I shed the good girl skin I'm in just to prove to them I'm not as innocent as they think I am.Only, things start to go wrong. Really wrong. As I stare down at the grave in front of me, I know my life will never be the same again-not while I'm caught up in this web of lies, deceit...and murder.


You Ll Never See Daylight Again

You Ll Never See Daylight Again

Author by : Michaella McCollum
Language : en
Publisher by : Kings Road Publishing
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Description : Michaella was just a regular girl, spending the summer working at a bar in Ibiza, until she was approached by a man who asked her if she'd like to make some quick, easy money...and her decision would change her life forever. Her image was broadcast all over the world, as half of the infamous Peru Two, after she was caught and imprisoned for attempting to smuggle 11kg of cocaine from Peru to Madrid. You'll Never See Daylight is the gritty true story of Michaella's time in a Peruvian prison - recounting tales of vicious guards, psychotic inmates and horrendous prison conditions - and the struggles she faced as she attempted to rebuild her life among such scandal and notoriety. You'll Never See Daylight is a brilliantly affecting and redemptive tale of a naïve young girl who comes of age in the dark heart of Peru.