The Boys from Biloxi

The Boys from Biloxi
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2022-10-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780385548939

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#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

Beaches  Blood  and Ballots
Author: Gilbert R. Mason,James Patterson Smith
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2007-06-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781934110287

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

The Boys from Brazil

The Boys from Brazil
Author: Ira Levin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-11-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781605989358

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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

Sooley   Limited Edition
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-05-25
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0385547722

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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 John Grisham's unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954
Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
Genre: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
ISBN: UOM:39015062223949

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Writing Books for Boys and Girls

Writing Books for Boys and Girls
Author: Helen Josephine Ferris
Publsiher: Garden City, N.Y. : The Junior Library Guild
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1952
Genre: Children
ISBN: UOM:39015031345815

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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.

Sparring Partners

Sparring Partners
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2022-05-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780385549332

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#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.

History of the Southern Yacht Club

History of the Southern Yacht Club
Author: Scheib, Flora K.
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2022
Genre: History
ISBN: 1455605867

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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.