The Black Mile

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Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781482051346

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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London, 1940: the Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for fifty-seven nights. Houses, shops and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: the Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned and now their rivals are fighting to replace them. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work. Henry Irving is a disgraced reporter on a Fleet Street scandal rag. Genius detective sergeant Charlie Murphy is a fresh face in the Metropolitan police, hunting corrupt colleagues but blinkered by ambition and jealousy. His brother, detective inspector Frank Murphy, searches frantically for his runaway daughter, terrified that she will be the killer's next victim. As the Ripper stalks the terrified streets, the three men discover that his handiwork is not quite what it seems. Conspirators are afoot, taking advantage of the chaos to settle old scores. The murders invade the lives of the victims and victimizers on both sides of the law, as everyone is sucked deeper and deeper into Soho's black heart. Based on a little known true story, The Black Mile is a rollercoaster ride of a novel that was previously the most downloaded novel on the Kindle Store. If you enjoy the thrillers of James Elroy, Peter James and Dennis Lehane, you'll love THE BLACK MILE. PRAISE FOR MARK DAWSON 'A brilliant debut novel from a very promising writer.' Subject 'Ultra-addictive, super-stylish - a viciously good novel.' Toby Litt. 'A talent to be watched.' Birmingham Post PRAISE FOR THE BLACK MILE 'This is far and above the best small/independently published novel I have ever had the pleasure of reading.' The Kindle Book Review 'Dawson has shown himself to be a true master of suspense'. Siobian Minish 'A first class historical mystery.' Luke Walker 'This book is worth it for the arcane London slang alone. Fascinating. If want to get a feel for what it was like during the early part of WWII this will knock you out. If you like character development you'll love it. If you like peeking in on the lives of people in a long gone world -- you really love it.' David E Johnson

Third and a Mile

The Trials and Triumph of the Black Quarterback

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Author: William C. Rhoden

Publisher: ESPN Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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An oral history of the fifty-year struggle to level football's playing fields Long after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, after Texas Western beat Kentucky to shake up the basketball world, America's black quarterbacks found themselves trapped on football's sidelines unable to play the game they loved unless they moved to wide receiver -- or to Canada. A collection of voices young and old, William C. Rhoden's Third and a Mile chronicles for the first time the heroic struggle to topple the sports world's staunchest racial barrier. Filled with personal anecdotes and firsthand recollections, the book includes testimony from NFL greats such as Warren Moon, Doug Williams, Vince Evans, James Harris, Marlin Briscoe, Donovan McNabb, Steve McNair, Daunte Culpepper, and Michael Vick. The NFL's first five black quarterbacks -- Marlin Briscoe, James Harris, Vince Evans, Warren Moon, and Doug Williams -- have come together to form The Field Generals -- a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and preserving the history of the African-American quarterback. These men have agreed to participate on all levels in the development and promotion of the book.

The Black Penguin

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Author: Andrew Evans

Publisher: Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Au

ISBN: 9780299311407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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An outcast gay Mormon travels by bus from his Washington, DC, home to Antarctica, in a wild yet touching adventure across some of the most astonishing landscapes on Earth.

The Black Hole

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Author: George Santana

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425927173

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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"The Black Hole" is a work in which I seek to blend elements of science fiction, human dramas, and detailed character study in a story that use a scientific basis for the depiction of a romance between two complex individuals, outlining the way that an astronomical occurrence allows them to transcend time and space. The text uses a non-linear narrative to explore the various phases of the relationship between Jack and Nancy, first delving into their past to the genesis of their love. This foundation leads to the manifestation of a port of time travel that takes Jack to another dimension of time, leaving Nancy behind to ponder his fate. Eventually Jack's reappearance allows him to share his finding with a professor, and he describes how he has been able to return to the present through the same type of portal. The complication exists in Nancy's subsequent marriage to Richard in Jack's absence, and this conflict brings the human aspects of this story to the forefront. Nancy's unhappiness at Richard's distance prompts her to accept Jack's invitation to return to their past, leaving an angry and bitter Richard behind, even as the professor and Bill ponder the ultimate destination of their two friends. "The Black Hole" balances this scientific theme with an emotional theme of devotion and romantic divergences, and the means by which Nancy and Jack are able to work out their differences over his disappearance provides a realistic balance to this time- travel scenario.

The Black Stallion's Filly

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Author: Walter Farley

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307804836

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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"She’ll never be a racehorse,” murmurs the crowd as Black Minx is led into the sales ring. But Alec Ramsay thinks differently and buys the Black’s first filly to train her for the Kentucky Derby. But Black Minx, like her sire, has a mind of her own. This fast-paced racing story follows a great horse’s journey through training and preliminary races to the opening gate at America’s most famous racetrack: Churchill Downs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Forging of a Black Community

Seattles Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era

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Author: Quintard Taylor

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295802235

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Through much of the twentieth century, black Seattle was synonymous with the Central District--a four-square-mile section near the geographic center of the city. Quintard Taylor explores the evolution of this community from its first few residents in the 1870s to a population of nearly forty thousand in 1970. With events such as the massive influx of rural African Americans beginning with World War II and the transformation of African American community leadership in the 1960s from an integrationist to a �black power� stance, Seattle both anticipates and mirrors national trends. Thus, the book addresses not only a particular city in the Pacific Northwest but also the process of political change in black America.

Behind the Mule

Race and Class in African-American Politics

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Author: Michael C. Dawson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691025438

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Examines the evolution of African American politics and explores the increasing conflict caused by class and economic status

Exploring the Black Hills and Badlands

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Author: Hiram Rogers

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555662400

Category: Travel

Page: 206

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Describes the Badlands and Black Hills region and suggests outdoor activities

Black Stallion and Satan

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Author: Walter Farley

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 030780495X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Satan has won the Triple Crown, yet Alec still misses the Black, who’s living in Arabia with Sheikh Abu Ishak. Unexpectedly, Alec receives word that the sheikh has died and has left the Black to Alec. A race between the Black and Satan is inevitable, but unexpected events put the horses in the path of a raging forest fire. Suddenly, they are racing for their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edgewater Angels

A Novel

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Author: Sandro Meallet

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030742572X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Set in the projects of Los Angeles, California, Edgewater Angels chronicles the adolescence of Sunny Toomer, a streetwise young man endlessly sandwiched between the right and wrong thing to do. In a neighborhood where an absentminded stare might be mistaken for a silent challenge for turf, and asking someone if they have a problem may cost you your life, Sunny ekes out survival amidst an incomparable cast of characters, including a husbandless mother, violence-prone uncles, and a cadre of strangely endearing men either headed for jail or out on parole. Written in original riff-like prose, Meallet gives us a unique story that is serious yet playful, daring in aim, and absolutely captivating. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dopefiend

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Author: Donald Goines

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758273193

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

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Terry and Teddy's relationship crumbles and they go in separate directions as they become heroin addicts and seek their dealer's favor in order to feed the addiction.

The Black Cat

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Short stories, American

Page: N.A

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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Depth

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Author: Wallace Hansen

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9780911408706

Category: Science

Page: 58

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First published as a United States Geological Survey Bulletin, this book provides a scholarly look at the factors and forces that created the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado. Numerous topographic drawings and diagrams.

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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Author: Duane Vandenbusche

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738569192

Category: History

Page: 127

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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison River is one of the deepest, narrowest, and most inaccessible canyons in the United States. Very few explorers have ever traversed the 53-mile gorge in Gunnison and Montrose Counties. The canyon, one of the nation's wonders, has been the precipitous stage for an exciting history featuring Ute Indians, a narrow-gauge railroad, sensational explorations, and the construction of the Gunnison Tunnel--the first major Bureau of Reclamation project in history. The Black Canyon became a national monument in 1932 and a national park in 1999. Today it remains a crown jewel of Colorado's Western Slope.

The Black Moon

A Novel of Cornwall 1794-1795

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Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524275

Category: Fiction

Page: 546

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The Black Moon is the enthralling fifth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth’s eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza’s brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict. The Black Moon is followed by the sixth book in the Poldark series, The Four Swans.

The Black Flower

A Novel of the Civil War

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Author: Howard Bahr

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504050525

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

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A Confederate soldier confronts the horror of battle and the power of grace in this “poignant, haunting, and important” novel of the Civil War (The Tennessean, Nashville). A New York Times Notable Book and Winner of the William Boyd Award for Best Military Novel In November 1864, Gen. John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee prepares to launch an assault on Union forces near Franklin, Tennessee. Dirty, exhausted, and hungry, the Confederate soldiers form a line of battle across an open field. Among them stands Pvt. Bushrod Carter, a twenty-six-year-old rifleman from Cumberland, Mississippi. Against all odds, Bushrod has survived three years of war unscathed—but his luck is about to run out. Wounded in the battle, Bushrod is taken to a makeshift hospital on a nearby plantation. There, he falls under the care of Anna Hereford, who bears her own scars from years of relentless bloodshed and tragedy. In the grisly aftermath of one of the Confederate army’s most disastrous campaigns, Anna and Bushrod seek salvation and understanding in each other. Their fragile bond carries with it the hope of a life beyond the war, and the risk of a pain too devastating to endure. Written with profound empathy and meticulous attention to historical detail, The Black Flower brilliantly portrays the staggering human toll of America’s bloodiest conflict. In his award-winning debut novel, “Howard Bahr casts a tale of war as powerful as any you’ll ever find” (Southern Living).