The Boys from Biloxi Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Boys from Biloxi

  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385548939

The Boys from Biloxi Excerpt :

#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 Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Beaches Blood and Ballots

  • Author : Gilbert R. Mason
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2007-06-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781934110287

Beaches Blood and Ballots Excerpt :

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

The Boys from Brazil Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Boys from Brazil

  • Author : Ira Levin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-11-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605989358

The Boys from Brazil Excerpt :

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 Book

Sooley Limited Edition

  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0385547722

Sooley Limited Edition Excerpt :

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 J

Writing Books for Boys and Girls Book

Writing Books for Boys and Girls

  • Author : Helen Josephine Ferris
  • Publisher : Garden City, N.Y. : The Junior Library Guild
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Genre: Children
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015031345815

Writing Books for Boys and Girls Excerpt :

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.

History of the Southern Yacht Club Book

History of the Southern Yacht Club

  • Author : Scheib, Flora K.
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-11-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 1455605867

History of the Southern Yacht Club Excerpt :

The Southern Yacht Club of New Orleans is the second oldest in the United States. Since the club was officially organized as "boat club" on July 21, 1848, it has hosted countless regattas, supported other yacht clubs, and participated in inter-club competitions. Today the Southern Yacht Club continues to contribute to, and participate in, the world of yachting, especially in New Orleans. The History of the Southern Yacht Club is a testament to this yacht club's amazing endurance. History lovers, sailing buffs, and New Orleans aficionados will all enjoy this charming, entertaining account.

Nail 48 Book

Nail 48

  • Author : Phil Maywald
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2015-12-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9781514430903

Nail 48 Excerpt :

Lt. Colonel Phillip Maywald, USAF (Ret.), graduated from The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in the Class of 1963. The class of 63 was the first full size class, the first to go all four years at the permanent USAFA site in Colorado Springs, and the only class that had President Kennedy as its graduation speaker. Its future was entwined with the Viet Nam War even though that was not known until after its graduation. Eighteen of the class were killed in action, two were long term POWs and others were killed in training. The majority served in SEA. Phil Maywald considers himself an average member of the Class. He was average as a cadet and had an average career. But, many, if not all of his classmates, had opportunities to do extraordinary things and responded in ways that makes them proud to be graduates of USAFA and members of the Class of 63. Phil Maywald had that opportunity in combat as a forward air controller during the Viet Nam War and responded by winning the Air Force Cross, one of fifteen USAFA graduates from all classes to receive the highest award the Air Force can award for heroism, the only higher award being the Congressional Medal of Honor. This is the account of the combat actions and the USAFA background that shaped him and led to that award. It was written to honor the class of 63.

The Living Church Book

The Living Church

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89102885985

The Living Church Excerpt :

Promises Kept  a Memoir  c  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Promises Kept a Memoir c

  • Author : Sid McMath
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN 10 : 1610753291

Promises Kept a Memoir c Excerpt :

He has divided his life story into four parts. In the first, he shows how his early life in rural Arkansas sparked his commitment to people. Then he describes his service to democracy in the military, including his commission in the U.S. Marines, a battlefield promotion in the Pacific and other honors, and his subsequent advancement to the rank of major general.

The Captain and the Kid  Another Imaginary Tale from Margaritaville Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Captain and the Kid Another Imaginary Tale from Margaritaville

  • Author : Gary Bunch, II (Also Known As "Gary Buffett" on the Internet)
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9781304110428

The Captain and the Kid Another Imaginary Tale from Margaritaville Excerpt :

In this Parrothead themed novel, story teller Jimmy Buffett's music drives the protagonist (Gerry Boon, II) via a "haunted radio" in his hotrod Chevy Corvette convertible. New to the ways of the world, Boon would NEVER know that a girl liked him unless she came right up to him and planted a big old smooch on him. Even then, he might NOT still know if she liked him or not.

William Woodward Book

William Woodward

  • Author : Robert Hinckley
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2011-07-05
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780615298405

William Woodward Excerpt :

"William Woodward was a powerful force in New Orleans and the art world. His legacy endures. This book is a compilation of his work, spanning his career as an artist. The authors of the essays in this book -- all well known and respected in their fields -- offer their own unique perspectives on Woodward, his life, his influence, and his art" -- inside cover.

Sparring Partners Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Sparring Partners

  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2022-05-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385549332

Sparring Partners Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham is the acknowledged master of the legal thriller. In his first collection of novellas, law is a common thread, but America’s favorite storyteller has several surprises in store. “Homecoming” takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham’s unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he’s not in the courtroom. He’s called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton, who three years earlier became a local legend when he stole money from his clients, divorced his wife, filed for bankruptcy, and left his family in the middle of the night, never to be heard from again—until now. Now Mack is back, and he’s leaning on his old pals, Jake and Harry Rex, to help him return. His homecoming does not go as planned. In “Strawberry Moon,” we meet Cody Wallace, a young death row inmate only three hours away from execution. His lawyers can’t save him, the courts slam the door, and the governor says no to a last-minute request for clemency. As the clock winds down, Cody has one final request. The “Sparring Partners” are the Malloy brothers, Kirk and Rusty, two successful young lawyers who inherited a once prosperous firm when its founder, their father, was sent to prison. Kirk and Rusty loathe each other, and speak to each other only when necessary. As the firm disintegrates, the resulting fiasco falls into the lap of Diantha Bradshaw, the only person the partners trust. Can she save the Malloys, or does she take a stand for the first time in her career and try to save herself? By turns suspenseful, hilarious, powerful, and moving, these are three of the greatest stories John Grisham has ever told.

Witness to a Trial Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Witness to a Trial

  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385542579

Witness to a Trial Excerpt :

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Best Seller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, The Whistler. An Original E-Short. A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.