Publication Date: July 8, 2008
Over the years, Karen Tintori got hints of matters that no one in the family would talk about. When the sister became the “one they got rid of” as a result of her aunt’s slip of the tongue, Tintori felt compelled to pursue the secret that her family had kept for many years. The author takes the reader on the process from innocent genealogy research to a deep secret uncovered.
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If you are looking for books dealing with human rights, check out those that have been reviewed on this homepage. Our main post with an overview of books and movies were reviewed for human rights day 2016 will be published later. At the moment, enjoy the Rabid Reader’s Book List for Human Rights Day 2016 and make sure to visit this site later.
Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism by Mark Curriden & Leroy Phillips
Genre: nonfiction, human rights, political science, African-American studies
In 1906, a white woman was brutally raped in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ed Johnson, a black man, was working at his restaurant job when the attack happened but was arrested and charged with the crime. When his lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution and that stay was granted, local folks, led by officials, took the law into their own hands. In a history-changing move, the lynch mob faced federal legal repercussions. Ed Johnson cleared of the rape charges 100 years later. You can read the review of a “Contempt of Court” here.
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Release Date: December 28, 2012
Appalachia Mountain Folklore is a collection of 40 paranormal stories some handed down through generations and some recent ghost sightings.
Continue reading Appalachia Mountain Folklore by Micheal Rivers
Publication Date: November 11, 2014
“Inside Job” is a look at how our inner workings impact our larger world, and how we can better our business sense. Mark Sephton uses both good and bad personal experiences to illustrate business and life lessons.
Continue reading Inside Job by Mark William Sephton
Release Date: June 4, 2015
How did a girl born in the Ukraine find love and purpose in South Africa? Miss Fortune is the autobiography by Albina Hume in which she discusses her fears, love and life’s work.
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Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Join Renee and her friend, Inna, as they spend two days touring Paris.
Continue reading Your Invitation to Paris by Renee Bartle
Publication Date: November 26, 2008
On March 9, 1963, two men on a burglary spree were stopped as a result of a routine traffic offense by two plainclothes LAPD officers in an unmarked car. The men took the officers, both former Marines, to a field and executed one of them. The Onion Field is an in-depth analysis of the case by Joseph Wambaugh, an LAPD officer himself at the time.
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Publication Date: September 15, 2014
A freak accident with a tree limb stopped Heidi’s perfect globetrotting life. As her life suffered a domino effect from the dissolution of her marriage to the hurt of betrayal, Heidi hit the bottom and struggled to rise back to the top. When all balls drop, can things ever be right again?
Continue reading When all the Balls Drop: The Upside of Loosing Everything by Heidi Siefkas
Release Date: August 5, 2014
A look at the life of the great Vincent Price through the eyes of his daughter, Victoria Price.
Continue reading Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography by Victoria Price
Publication Date: October 14, 2015
A young man comes of age in Haiti. He chronicles his experiences as a mostly free-range child to adulthood and immigration.
Continue reading The Untold Unlocking Of Secrets by James Jean-Pierre