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The Boys from Biloxi

Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 2022-10-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385548939
File Size : 30,8 Mb
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Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two families. One courtroom showdown. • John Grisham’s most gripping thriller yet. • “A legal literary legend.” —USA Today John Grisham returns to Mississippi with the riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Grisham’s trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion. For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract killings. The vice was controlled by small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumored to be members of the Dixie Mafia. Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends, as well as Little League all-stars. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith’s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to “clean up the Coast.” Hugh’s father became the “Boss” of Biloxi’s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father’s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father’s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom. Life itself hangs in the balance in The Boys from Biloxi, a sweeping saga rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters.

Beaches, Blood, and Ballots

Author : Gilbert R. Mason,James Patterson Smith
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2007-06-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781934110287
File Size : 18,8 Mb
Total Download : 668

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Book Summary: The first book to focus on the integration of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

The Boys from Brazil

Author : Ira Levin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-11-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781605989358
File Size : 15,9 Mb
Total Download : 218

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Book Summary: The classic thriller of Dr. Josef Mengele's nightmarish plot to restore the Third Reich. Alive and hiding in South America, the fiendish Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele gathers a group of former colleagues for a horrifying project—the creation of the Fourth Reich. Barry Kohler, a young investigative journalist, gets wind of the project and informs famed Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman, but before he can relay the evidence, Kohler is killed. Thus Ira Levin opens one of the strangest and most masterful novels of his career. Why has Mengele marked a number of harmless aging men for murder? What is the hidden link that binds them? What interest can they possibly hold for their killers: six former SS men dispatched from South America by the most wanted Nazi still alive, the notorious “Angel of Death“? One man alone must answer these questions and stop the killings—Lieberman, himself aging and thought by some to be losing his grip on reality. At the heart of The Boys from Brazil lies a frightening contemporary nightmare, chilling and all too possible.

Sooley - Limited Edition

Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 2021-05-25
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 0385547722
File Size : 31,9 Mb
Total Download : 193

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Book Summary: Books are leather-bound, signed and numbered, with printed endpapers, gold stamping, a slipcase, and a ribbon marker. New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel "Sooley" Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams...and even bigger challenges off the court. In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it's just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn't immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he's dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham's unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.

A Dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo Languages

Author : James Owen Dorsey,John Reed Swanton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1912
Category : Biloxi language
ISBN : MINN:31951D01303778I
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Total Download : 541

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Bleachers

Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2011-12-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780345532039
File Size : 12,9 Mb
Total Download : 237

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Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake’s “boys” sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake – or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a man who must finally forgive his coach – and himself – before he can get on with his life, the stakes are especially high.

Writing Books for Boys and Girls

Author : Helen Josephine Ferris
Publisher : Garden City, N.Y. : The Junior Library Guild
Release : 1952
Category : Children
ISBN : UOM:39015031345815
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Total Download : 525

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Book Summary: Over two hundred popular authors tell how they happened to write the books that young readers and critics have acclaimed. ...First written for Young Wings, the monthly magazine of the Junior Literary Guild, these warm, intimate articles ... are about books for all ages of young readers from six through early teens. -- Jacket flap.