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Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma

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Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma - Robert E. Luckett Summary

As Mississippi's attorney general from 1956 to 1969, Joe T. Patterson led the legal defense for Jim Crow in the state. He was inaugurated for his first term two months before the launch of the Sovereignty Commission--charged "to protect the sovereignty of Mississippi from encroachment thereon by the federal government"--which made manifest a century-old states' rights ideology couched in the rhetoric of massive resistance. Despite the dubious legal foundations of that agenda, Patterson supported the organization's mission from the start and served as an ex-officio leader on its board for the rest of his life. Patterson was also a card-carrying member of the segregationist Citizens' Council and, in his own words, had "spent many hours and driven many miles advocating the basic principles for which the Citizens' Councils were originally organized." Few ever doubted his Jim Crow credentials. That is until September 1962 and the integration of the University of Mississippi by James Meredith. That fall Patterson stepped out of his entrenchment by defying a circle of white power brokers, but only to a point. His seeming acquiescence came at the height of the biggest crisis for Mississippi's racist order. Yet even after the Supreme Court decreed that Meredith must enter the university, Patterson opposed any further desegregation and despised the federal intervention at Ole Miss. Still he faced a dilemma that confronted all white southerners: how to maintain an artificially elevated position for whites in southern society without resorting to violence or intimidation. Once the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Meredith v. Fair, the state attorney general walked a strategic tightrope, looking to temper the ruling's impact without inciting the mob and without retreating any further. Patterson and others sought pragmatic answers to the dilemma of white southerners, not in the name of civil rights but to offer a more durable version of white power. His finesse paved the way for future tactics employing duplicity and barely yielding social change while deferring many dreams.

Cat-Boy Vs the Fatal Game Glitch

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Cat-Boy Vs the Fatal Game Glitch - Michael Morgan Summary

Arizona's favorite superhero, 13-year old Cat-Boy, finds himself in the unusual position of having to fight the dangerous Queen Jonester, the video-game character that escaped from his beloved Game-Cat. All of Team Cat must do battle with her digital army, which is seemingly indestructible. Will Cat-Boy be able to defeat the evil Queen Jonester before it's too late? And just whose side is Cat-Boy really on? A very delightful tale, set in Arizona, Michael Morgan has created believable, lovable characters, such as Janetic, Professor Nutt, Leopard Girl, Magma Man, and Wiggles. It is worth noting that one of the most important characters, 'General Joe', was based on America's most popular lawman, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Indeed, Sheriff Arpaio has been quoted as saying, "It is my delight that Michael Morgan based the character General Joe on me, and I am very impressed by his writing talent and publishing ambitions. Keep up the good work!" Cat-Boy vs. The Fatal Game Glitch is fast paced and action packed from the first page to the last. Cat-Boy and company are sure to take their place among the classics in American literature.

Commando General

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Commando General - Richard B Mead Summary

Always marked out for high rank, Robert Laycock came into his own when selected to raise 8 Commando, a new ‘crack’ unit early in the Second World War. After training, 7, 8 and 11 Commandos were sent to the Middle East in early 1941 and all became Layforce under Laycock’s command. Layforce was disbanded after Crete fell. Laycock took part in the abortive raid on Rommel’s HQ. As commander of the Special Service Brigade Laycock played an important role in the Sicily landings and at Salerno. In October 1943 he succeeded Mountbatten as Chief of Combined Operations, coordinating combined services operations and training and attending Allied conferences. In later life Laycock became Governor of Malta and Colonel of the SAS. In this long overdue biography, the author reveals the detail of this fine soldier’s character and superb military record.

Cat Boy vs The Mafia Knights

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Cat Boy vs The Mafia Knights - Michael Morgan Summary

This is a wonderful story about the superhero Cat-Boy. Michael Morgan did a great job with this story, mixing imagination, humor, sarcasm and local Arizona elements, creating a piece that is fast paced, funny, and holds the readers attention!

Joe Garba's Legacy

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Joe Garba's Legacy - Fatima Nduka-Eze Summary

Joe Garbas Legacy Selected Speeches and Lectures On National Governance, Confronting Apartheid and Foreign Policy Joseph Nanven Garba came to international attention in July 1975, as a member of Supreme Military Council in Nigerias new military government. Then a Colonel, the commander of the Brigade of Guards and a distinguished career officer, fate, which some call luck, thrust upon him the role of Commissioner (Minister) for External Affairs, after initially being slotted for the Transport portfolio. A diplomatic neophyte, Garba, who characterized himself as the most undiplomatic soldier there was, would learn the finer points and also the caprices of international diplomacy on the job. He did well, serving as Nigerias foreign minister, from 1975-1978 and consequently holding key diplomatic, academic and political positions - all which offered him the unfettered pulpit to speak assertively on national and international issues within his remit. When Garba spoke, people listened; for he was eloquent, had the personality and did not dodge heady issues. He had gone from an unknown quantity, whose appointment as Foreign Minister, had elicited from the Nigerian intelligentsia the terse reaction, Garba Who? to become a skillful and renowned diplomat and an assured voice of Nigeria. The thirty-two speeches and lectures in this volume represent just a fraction of the many he delivered. They are presented in remembrance and as a befitting legacy on the tenth anniversary of his passing.

Front Lines

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Front Lines - Denise Little Summary

War—what is it good for? It’s good for 19 all-new tales from the battlefield... Nineteen all-new tales that look at war from the perspective of everyone from human to alien, pixie to toy. From epic intergalactic struggles for the future of humankind to the microcosm of a single abandoned toy soldier in a boy’s backyard; from a chemical experiment gone horribly wrong to a young recruit who may hold the key to “understanding” the enemy; from a half-mortal knight trying to avert a war with the Elfin Host to a Battle of Trenton fought against seven-foot tall Saurians, Front Lines brings together a diverse array of imaginative explorations of the phenomenon of war.

J. Patton Anderson, Confederate General

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J. Patton Anderson, Confederate General - James W. Raab Summary

J. Patton Anderson was from Florida, the seceding state that was referred to as the “tadpole” of the Confederate states, but nevertheless he was one of the Confederacy’s great military leaders. Anderson oversaw a large plantation, Casa Bianca, and his views meshed with secessionist views sufficiently for him to be elected as a delegate to the Secession Conference held in Montgomery, Alabama. After Florida seceded, President Davis appointed Anderson as a Brigadier General. Anderson engaged the enemy in the Western theater for four years under his mentor, General Braxton Bragg, who advanced him to Major General in command of the District of Florida. This is a complete biography of Anderson’s life, including his service in the Mexican War, his appointment as United States Marshal to the distant Washington Territory, his adventure (with his wife, Etta Adair) of taking the 1853 Washington Territory census by canoe, his election as territorial delegate to Washington City, and his entire Civil War service. J. Patton and Etta Anderson’s affectionate correspondence is an important aspect of this biography, revealing what it was like to be alive at this time and what it took to keep their family intact.

The Long Lost Journal of Confederate General James Johnston Pettigrew

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The Long Lost Journal of Confederate General James Johnston Pettigrew - Dan Bauer Summary

One of the first to answer the South's call to arms was James Johnston Pettigrew. He served in the Southern army from the opening guns at Fort Sumter until his tragic death during the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg. Using newspapers, letters, diaries, and other accounts of the time, Dan Bauer tells General Pettigrew's remarkable story in journal form. Pettigrew's fictionalized journal offers a first-hand, day-by-day account of the Civil War. Here are the experiences of planters, common soldiers, slaves, women and officers of the Confederate South. What kind of men did it take to lead Southern troops into the bloody battles of the Civil War? Were they daredevils risking all for glory, or patriots striving to build a new nation? The story is contained within these pages...

L'appel du crépuscule

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L'appel du crépuscule - Doranna Durgin Summary

Debout devant la demeure de Joe Ryan, Lyn songe à la mission dont ses chefs l’ont chargée : gagner la confiance de cet homme, et prouver qu’il a tué son coéquipier et trahi son clan — leur clan — pour rejoindre les forces du mal. Mais brusquement la porte s’ouvre, et Lyn découvre le visage de celui qu’elle est venue confondre. Impressionnant, puissant, il la domine de sa haute taille et la scrute de son regard clair. Un regard auquel Lyn, troublée, tente tant bien que mal de se soustraire. Car un sentiment étrange vient de naître en elle, une pulsion incompréhensible et terriblement dangereuse qui la pousse vers Ryan et risque de faire d’elle sa proie...

Joe Mauer

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Joe Mauer - Jeffrey Zuehlke Summary

Looks at the life and accomplishments of the Minnesota Twins catcher who won the batting title in 2006.

William Tecumseh Sherman: Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman (LOA #51)

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William Tecumseh Sherman: Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman (LOA #51) - William Tecumseh Sherman Summary

Hailed as prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often outspoken wartime orders and reports. This complex self-portrait of an innovative and relentless American warrior provides firsthand accounts of the war’s crucial events—Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, the marches through Georgia and the Carolinas. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Ne m'oublie pas

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Ne m'oublie pas - Tess Gerritsen Summary

« Les romans de Tess Gerritsen sont d’une efficacité redoutable. » Harlan Coben Ne m'oublie pas, Tess Gerritsen Fille d'un pilote disparu dans un accident d'avion à la frontière laotienne vingt ans auparavant,Willy Jane Maitland n'a jamais oublié ce père en qui l'Amérique a vu un héros, et qui les a abandonnées, sa mère et elle, sans jamais leur donner de nouvelles. Car elles en sont persuadées : quelque part en Asie, William Maitland est encore en vie. Afin de répondre au vœu de sa mère mourante, Willy Jane part seule pour Bangkok où elle fait appel à Guy Barnard, ex-mercenaire et baroudeur au passé mystérieux, pour l'aider à rechercher son père. Ce qu'elle ignore, c'est qu'elle n'a pas croisé par hasard la route de Guy : lui aussi, pour de tout autres raisons, cherche à retrouver William Maitland. Lui aussi est certain que ce dernier est toujours vivant. Et que sa fille est le plus sûr moyen de le conduire jusqu'à lui, fût-ce au prix d'une trahison.

United States Congressional serial set

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The Ring of Fire

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The Ring of Fire - Earl F. Blinkhorn Summary

The new millennium has recently dawned bringing with it a series of catastrophic events that were set in motion by a single episode. The events seem to coincide with the prediction of the Sleeping Prophet Edgar Cayce. Only a male volcanologist named Paul and a sexy French lady named Loren can prevent the deaths of millions of people on the west coast of North America as the devastation begins. World leaders are depending on the expertise of these two scientists to guide them through, while some military experts remain sceptical. He is the best volcanologist in the world, banished to Canada from the United States Geological Survey by his wife's lover. She is a brilliant, sexy seismologist that every man wants, but only Paul can possess. Paul hired her and promoted her, but never really understood her magnetic attraction. As they fall in love, the world realizes that they cannot survive without them. Follow the lives of Paul and Loren through North America's worst disaster since the ice age, while discovering how they save the world and each other. Paul's ex-wife attempts to save herself through murder, only to lose her dignity to another. A sceptical American President becomes their closest friend, while his popularity soars from their predictions. From Portland to the South Pacific, Paul and Loren continue to save Americans, while meddling young women flirt with danger. The duo is in the right location at the right time to save the people, but prevent the cataclysmic events. In the end they are rewarded for their efforts by a grateful American President, but that's when the reader learns that this is only the beginning of the story.

Gurglewobblers - The Quest for the Jewelled Egg

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Gurglewobblers - The Quest for the Jewelled Egg - Chuck Dickens Summary

This mythical story takes place near the bottom of the world in the southern Tropic of Lantartica on the Island of Loon. To the north of the island, high in the Aolian Mountains, lives a cruel kleptomaniac vulture called Ajani. He has named the ridge after himself as a symbol of his own self-importance. Ajani presides over five thieving magpie servants, Cedric, Boyce, Chad and Buzz, plus the rookie magpie Jalen, who is the trainee jewel thief of the group. Cedric is ordered by Ajani to hatch a plan to steal a jewelled egg from the Gurglewobblers in the south. Seth the Elder, Hugo and Guy the identical twins, Leo, Livia and Talia make up the group of six little Gurglewobblers who reside in tree houses deep in the Forest of Bark, on the southern peninsula of the island. Seth wakes up one morning to find their jewelled egg crafted by Cabberge eons ago has been stolen. After an extensive search of the Forest of Bark, they find evidence of the crime and set sail for the Valley of the Gems to seek assistance in their quest from the Orchids and Flower People. They unite, showing great camaraderie, valour and humanity in the face of adversity in overcoming foul play. The storyline is chock-a-block with shenanigans throughout - but just when one thinks it's all over, the fiasco re-ignites. Will the Gurglewobblers win the day? An action-packed story that children aged 9-12 are sure to love, Gurglewobblers contains beautiful illustrations by Margaret S. Burton and a helpful character guide at the beginning that will help readers to understand.

Joe Cronin

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Joe Cronin - Mark Armour Summary

This book follows Cronin from his humble beginnings to his position as one of the most powerful figures in baseball. Mark Armour explores Cronin's time as a player as well as his role in some of the game's fiercest controversies, from the creation of the All-Star Game to the issue of integration-his Red Sox were the last team in baseball to field black players. Bringing to richly detailed life one of baseball's definitive characters, the book supplies a crucial and fascinating chapter in the history of America's pastime.

My American Journey

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My American Journey - Colin L. Powell,Joseph E. Persico Summary

“A great American success story . . . an endearing and well-written book.”—The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history—Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm—but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness. My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. Praise for My American Journey “The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces . . . Fascinating.”—The Washington Post Book World “Eloquent.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Profound and moving . . . Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America.”—Jack Kemp, The Wall Street Journal “A book that is much like its subject—articulate, confident, impressive, but unpretentious and witty. . . . Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, My American Journey is a book well worth reading.”—San Diego Union Tribune “Colin Powell's candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary.”—The Detroit News

Hessian John

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Hessian John - Colonel Donald A. Walbrecht Ph.D. Summary

Continuing from Books I (Hessian John, 19th Century Military Surgeon), Book II (Hessian John, Army Surgeon in the Pioneer West), and Book III (Hessian John, Civil War Military Surgeon), 48-year-old former Mississippi plantation owner, Dr. Johann Walbrecht, in Book IV (Hessian John, 19th-Century Railroad Surgeon) faces harsh Reconstruction-Era land reform policies then turns to serve as a contract surgeon during the Union Pacific Railroad Companys building of the transcontinental railroad where he encounters Arapahos, Sioux, and other Native tribes in the wild Wyoming Territory. During the vibrant post-war decade from 1865 to 1875, the United States grows rapidly westward fueling a rush of European immigrants hungry for land made available by the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad Companies penetrating the former Indian lands beyond the Missouri River system. In this fourth of a five-book series, former military surgeon, John continues a mid-life journey though the spectacular and still-wild American West participating in major historical events that continued to influence his life as an experienced and practical pioneer surgeon.


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Merryweather - Dan Ryan Summary

Merryweather USMC: is a story about two young men in 1833, living in South Carolina. One would become a United States Marine Corps General, the other an admiral in the United States Navy. This book describes in vivid detail what may have occurred in the United States Marine Corps between 1837 and 1867. The narration is by the Marine Corps General, born in Port Royal, South Carolina. He will serve in Florida during the Seminole Wars, Mexico, and finally the Civil War. He is wounded at Gettysburg and is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is promoted to Commandant of the Marine Corps and he occupies the highest USMC office in Washington D.C. The historical events of 1937 through 1967, are carefully followed. The imagination of the author provides rich characters in powerful settings from the battlefields of Mexico to those in America The time old love story between a man and woman is woven throughout the book when the general meets the daughter of John Randolph Adams. The Adams are those from the time of the Mayflower, two US Presidents and statesmen of America. The general and Miss Adams are like oil and water. He can not stand her, and she is convinced that this is the man she will marry. Scenes are set carefully with attention to accurate research of the low country of South Carolina as well as our Nation's Capital circa 1837 - 1867. The People's Standard History of the United States written by Edward S. Ellis and published by Western Book Syndicate and copyrighted by the Woolfall Company have provided background materials, maps of the period and needed information on how the federal government was organized and functioned during this period of our history. Dear Readers, This is a story of Americas admirals and generals from 1833 to 1877. These were trying times in the history of our country. In 1822, a young man was accepted into the Carlisle Military College of South Carolina. Another was accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point. One became an admiral, the other a general. One lived in Port Royal, South Carolina, where he worked on his father's shrimp boats. The other was born on a plantation south of Beaufort, South Carolina and sailed aboard his father's merchant ships, they were both in tune with the sea. So when the two institutions asked for their selection of military service, they choose the Navy. One became an admireal, the other a brigadier general in the United Staes Marine Corps. This is a work of fiction. Its location was inspired by my home which I leased on Dataw Island from 2003 through 2008. The next barrier island in the chain is called Pollowanna Island and if was chosen as the fictional setting for the Caldwell family plantation. To my knowledge, there was never a Cladwell living in Beaufort. The fictional account is based, in part, on the lives of the Barnwell and Bull families who lived during these times. They owned the homes described along Bay Street. And, yes, they did have a Vice Admiral in the family. The historical events which are outlined in this book all took place. The dates and locations are accurate, but the characters are the products of my overactice imagination. Some persons mentioned, however, are real. You can not write about this period of our history without making reference to commanding admirals or generals. Sincerely, Dan Ryan

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