The Boys from Biloxi

The Boys from Biloxi
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2022-10-18
ISBN: 0385548931
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys from Biloxi Book 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.

The Boys from Biloxi

The Boys from Biloxi
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Hodder Paperbacks
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-06-27
ISBN: 9781399702782
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys from Biloxi Book Excerpt:

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
ISBN: 1934110280
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beaches Blood and Ballots Book Excerpt:

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

The Boys from Biloxi

The Boys from Biloxi
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2022-10-18
ISBN: 1399703285
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys from Biloxi Book Excerpt:

Sunday Times No 1 bestseller John Grisham returns to Mississippi in his most gripping thriller yet. 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, drugs . . . even contract killings. The vice was controlled by a small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumoured to be members of the Dixie Mafia. Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends. 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. Rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters, The Boys from Biloxi is a sweeping saga of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves in a knife-edge legal confrontation in which life itself hangs in the balance. In this novel, Grisham takes his powerful storytelling to the next level, his trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion. 350+ million copies, 45 languages, 10 blockbuster films: NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM

Sparring Partners

Sparring Partners
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2022-05-31
ISBN: 0385549334
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparring Partners Book 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.

Sooley

Sooley
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN: 0385547714
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sooley Book Excerpt:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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. “Hard to put down ... the pages turn quickly ... building to a climax that won’t leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel.” —Associated Press 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.

The Boys from Biloxi Limited Edition

The Boys from Biloxi   Limited Edition
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-11-15
ISBN: 038554894X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys from Biloxi Limited Edition Book Excerpt:

Books are signed and numbered, with printed endpapers, foil stamping, a cloth slipcase, and a ribbon marker. #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham returns to Mississippi in his most gripping legal thriller yet, 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.

The Racketeer

The Racketeer
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN: 0385536887
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Racketeer Book Excerpt:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today • In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is found in his remote lakeside cabin. There is no sign of forced entry or struggle. Just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied. One man, a former attorney, knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and why. But that man, Malcolm Bannister, is currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. Though serving time, Malcolm has an ace up his sleeve. He has information the FBI would love to know. Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a price—and the man known as the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday.

Gray Mountain

Gray Mountain
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN: 0385539169
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gray Mountain Book Excerpt:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham has a new hero ... and she’s full of surprises. The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she is downsized, furloughed, and escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, all for a slim chance of getting rehired. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Samantha’s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack. But some of the locals aren’t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town, and within weeks Samantha is engulfed in litigation that turns deadly. Because like most small towns, Brady harbors big secrets that some will kill to conceal.

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
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Books for Boys and Girls Book 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.

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
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

History of the Southern Yacht Club

History of the Southern Yacht Club
Author: Scheib, Flora K.
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781455605866
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Southern Yacht Club Book 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.

Annual Report of the Boy Scouts of America

Annual Report of the Boy Scouts of America
Author: Boy Scouts of America
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1674
Release: 1927
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boy Scouts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Boy Scouts of America Book Excerpt:

The School Musician

The School Musician
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1949
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School Musician Book Excerpt:

Remembering the Boys

Remembering the Boys
Author: Lynna Piekutowski
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780873386647
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remembering the Boys Book Excerpt:

The collected correspondence of the Western Reserve Academy alumni serving in World War II. In these letters, written mostly to the Academy's headmaster, the loneliness of war is described by men serving on the front lines and by those waiting anxiously at home in Hudson, Ohio.

The Captain and the Kid Another Imaginary Tale from Margaritaville

The Captain and the Kid  Another Imaginary Tale from Margaritaville
Author: Gary Bunch, II (Also Known As "Gary Buffett" on the Internet)
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2012-09
ISBN: 1304110427
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Captain and the Kid Another Imaginary Tale from Margaritaville Book 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.

Promises Kept a Memoir c

Promises Kept  a Memoir  c
Author: Sid McMath
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781610753296
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promises Kept a Memoir c Book 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.

Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America

Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America
Author: Benjamin René Jordan
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN: 1469627663
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America Book Excerpt:

In this illuminating look at gender and Scouting in the United States, Benjamin Rene Jordan examines how in its founding and early rise, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) integrated traditional Victorian manhood with modern, corporate-industrial values and skills. While showing how the BSA Americanized the original British Scouting program, Jordan finds that the organization's community-based activities signaled a shift in men's social norms, away from rugged agricultural individualism or martial primitivism and toward productive employment in offices and factories, stressing scientific cooperation and a pragmatic approach to the responsibilities of citizenship. By examining the BSA's national reach and influence, Jordan demonstrates surprising ethnic diversity and religious inclusiveness in the organization's founding decades. For example, Scouting officials' preferred urban Catholic and Jewish working-class immigrants and "modernizable" African Americans and Native Americans over rural whites and other traditional farmers, who were seen as too "backward" to lead an increasingly urban-industrial society. In looking at the revered organization's past, Jordan finds that Scouting helped to broaden mainstream American manhood by modernizing traditional Victorian values to better suit a changing nation.

Nail 48

Nail 48
Author: Phil Maywald
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN: 1514430908
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nail 48 Book 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.

Investigation of the Assassination of President John F Kennedy

Investigation of the Assassination of President John F  Kennedy
Author: United States. Warren Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1964
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigation of the Assassination of President John F Kennedy Book Excerpt: