To Live Out Loud: A Novel by Paulette Mahurin

Publication Date: July 28, 2015

 

To Live out Loud by Paulette Mahurin, historical fiction book review by Rabid Reader's ReviewsIn 1894 Captain Richard Dreyfus, a French Artillery Officer was convicted of treason for passing military secrets to the Germans. Dreyfus was sent to Devil’s Island in French Guiana to live out his sentence. When a few years later evidence that Dreyfus was innocent was discovered, the French military did everything they could to suppress the information. French journalist, Emile Zola, ran with the story of the gross injustice in the periodical J’Accuse and became a target of those looking to keep the story under wraps and Dreyfus incarcerated. To Live Out Loud is the story of this historic case and Zola’s coverage of it and the ultimate pursuit of justice at all costs.

 

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Knoll: The Last JFK Conspiracist by Stephen Hillard

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

As lawyer Bus McIntyre digs into the past of his murdered father, he uncovers a dangerous secret. At the same time, a protege of Edward Snowdon discovers that a project purporting to look for new information in the assassination of JFK is actually identifying people with new information and eliminating them. Is Bus the next victim?

 

 

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My 21 Years in the White House by Alonzo Fields

Publication Date: February 16, 2016

 

My 21 Years in the White House by Alonzo Fields, autobiography book reviewAlonzo Fields started working in the White House in 1931 and was the head butler for the four Presidents – Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower. My 21 Years in the White House is a look through the eyes of a man keenly aware of the unique position he held and with nearly unlimited access at crucial points in U.S. history and his encounters with the world leaders that visited.

 

 

 

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Rabid Reader’s Book List for Human Rights Day 2016

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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Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo

Publication Date: March 12, 1987

 

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Morte accidentale di un anarchico) was written by the Italian playwright, Dario Fo, following the events that took place in Italy, in the late 1960s. Fo is one of Italy’s most important and well-known literary writers who is famous for employing satire and popular elements within his work. His writings deal with Italian politics and his work is able to attract people from all walks of life.

The book was released in 1970 and the play was first performed in Milan in December of the same year. In 1984, it was staged on Broadway and became Fo’s most popular work inside and outside of Italy. For theater directors, this has been the play of choice when it comes to dealing with corruption.

 

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The Murder Business: How the Media Turns Crime Into Entertainment and Subverts Justice by Mark Fuhrman

Publication Date: October 12, 2009

 

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In The Murder Business, former LAPD Detective turned author, Mark Fuhrman, examines how media sensationalism of criminal cases and the reckless nature with which they’re treated publicly impedes the course of justice.

 

 

 

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Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1968)

Release Date: January 24, 1968 | DVD Release Date: February 27, 2001

 

DVD_Dr_StrangeloveA United States Air Force General orders a nuclear attack aimed at the Soviet Union. The movie follows the President and Joint Chiefs of Staff as they struggle to stop the attack and the B-52 Bomber as it travels to deliver the devastating hit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism by Mark Curriden & Leroy Phillips

Reprint Edition: February 20, 2001

 

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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.

 

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The Dragon and the Needle by Hugh Franks

Publication Date: May 7, 2014

 

HF_Dragon_and_NeedleExtraordinary Natural Death Syndrome (ENDS) is killing celebrities and people of note. When Dr. Mike Clifford and Eleanor Johnson, a noted Chinese trained acupuncturist, start investigating the disease they  discover that the cause may be more sinister than they ever imagined.

 

 

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Seven Unholy Days by Jerry Hatchett

Publication Date: January 19, 2014

 

JH_Seven_Unholy_DaysMatt Decker is a designer of energy grids on a routine inspection in rural Mississippi when the U.S. is attacked. The grid is out of control and the enemy isn’t obvious. The attack seems to come home on Matt. Can he stop the slid into chaos and save the United States?

 

 

 

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