Social Science

Killers of the Dream

Author: Lillian Eugenia Smith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393311600

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 6596

A documentary of the destructive powers of segregation and apathy as written from the experiences and insights of a Southerner
Religion

Dream Killers

Igniting the Passion to Overcome Your Obstacles and Mistakes

Author: Jim Raley

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621362892

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3988

Dare to Dream Big “When dreams come true there is life and joy.” --Proverbs 13:12, NLT 1996 God has designed you to dream big. But you sometimes need to be reminded how to find God’s dream for your life and to pursue its fulfillment in the face of challenge. Dream Killers focuses on the life of Joseph to show you how to overcome obstacles and to rekindle your hope so that you can achieve God’s dreams for you. It provides… · Encouragement to hold on to your dreams in trying times · Strategies to deal with “dream killers” that can come disguised as friends, family, coworkers, and even mistakes from your past · Hope that God can bring good out of the negative and fulfill every one of His purposes in your life God wants to take you from stress to divine strategy, from a setback to a setup, and from a breakdown to a breakthrough! It’s time to start dreaming for a brighter, better future.
Biography & Autobiography

How Am I to Be Heard?

Letters of Lillian Smith

Author: Margaret Rose Gladney

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620340

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 406

View: 3785

This compelling volume offers the first full portrait of the life and work of writer Lillian Smith (1897-1966), the foremost southern white liberal of the mid-twentieth century. Smith devoted her life to lifting the veil of southern self-deception about race, class, gender, and sexuality. Her books, essays, and especially her letters explored the ways in which the South's attitudes and institutions perpetuated a dehumanizing experience for all its people--white and black, male and female, rich and poor. Her best-known books are Strange Fruit (1944), a bestselling interracial love story that brought her international acclaim; and Killers of the Dream (1949), an autobiographical critique of southern race relations that angered many southerners, including powerful moderates. Subsequently, Smith was effectively silenced as a writer. Rose Gladney has selected 145 of Smith's 1500 extant letters for this volume. Arranged chronologically and annotated, they present a complete picture of Smith as a committed artist and reveal the burden of her struggles as a woman, including her lesbian relationship with Paula Snelling. Gladney argues that this triple isolation--as woman, lesbian, and artist--from mainstream southern culture permitted Smith to see and to expose southern prejudices with absolute clarity.
Fiction

Strange Fruit

Author: Lillian Eugenia Smith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156856362

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

View: 4190

When it was first published in 1944, this novel sparked immediate controversy and became a huge bestseller. It captured with devastating accuracy the deep-seated racial conflicts of a tightly knit southern town. The book is as engrossing and incendiary now as the day it was written.
True Crime

Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385534256

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 5657

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017 Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
Literary Collections

A Lillian Smith Reader

Author: Lillian Eugenia Smith

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820349992

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 316

View: 4851

Published in association with Piedmont College and the Estate of Lillian Smith.
JUVENILE FICTION

Dead Is Just a Dream

Author: Marlene Perez

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544102622

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 164

View: 5036

Paranormal warrior Jessica Walsh enlists the help of her psychic neighbor, Daisy Giordano, to help discover who or what is causing Nightshade, California, residents to die in their sleep with horrified looks on their faces.
Biography & Autobiography

Killing the Dream

James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Gerald Posner

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480412279

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 7714

A riveting and powerful account of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, by a single assassin’s bullet. A career criminal named James Earl Ray was seen fleeing from a rooming house that overlooked the hotel balcony from where King was cut down. An international manhunt ended two months later with Ray’s capture. Though Ray initially pled guilty, he quickly recanted and for the rest of his life insisted he was an unwitting pawn in a grand conspiracy. In Killing the Dream, expert investigative reporter Gerald Posner reexamines Ray and the evidence, even tracking down the mystery man Ray claimed was the conspiracy’s mastermind. Beginning with an authoritative biography of Ray’s life, and continuing with a gripping account of the assassination and its aftermath, Posner cuts through phony witnesses, false claims, and a web of misinformation surrounding that tragic spring day in 1968. He puts Ray’s conspiracy theory to rest and ultimately manages to disclose what really happened the day King was murdered.
Biography & Autobiography

Memory of a Large Christmas

Author: Lillian Smith

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820318424

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 78

View: 4764

The author recounts her many happy Chistmases spent with eight brothers and sisters, including one Christmas when the family hosted a chain gang and their guards
Fiction

The Dream Killers

Author: Carol Burt

Publisher: Washington House

ISBN: 9781931633116

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

View: 9420

The Lawrence house was always the prettiest house on the block. But one day the windows are blacked out, and things begin to turn sinister inside. Is Mrs. Lawrence going insane?
Fiction

Killer Dreams

Author: Iris Johansen

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553902601

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8852

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Countdown returns with a knock-out suspense thriller that pits a mother and son against a killer who's the stuff of nightmares. If you close your eyes, he’ll get you. Sophie Dunston knows all too well how dreams can kill. As one of the nation’s top sleep therapists, she specializes in the life-threatening night terrors that her ten-year-old son, Michael, suffers from. But she is also an expert in another kind of terror–the kind that can turn a dream life into a living nightmare in the blink of an eye. Someone is watching. He’s a shadowy figure from out of her darkest fears and he hasn’t forgotten her. In one shocking moment of violence, he’d shattered Sophie’s world forever and left her with only one thing to live for: her son. But the nightmare isn’t over for Sophie Dunston. It’s just begun. He’s been waiting. Sophie was supposed to die the first time around, but fate intervened. This time he’ll make sure that not even a miracle will save her. It wasn’t a miracle that saved Jock Gavin, but it was pretty close. A semiretired hit man, commando, and jack-of-all-deadly-trades, he knows what Sophie is up against–and that she’ll need help. But the man he’s chosen for the job is as unpredictable as he is dangerous. Matt Royd is a wild card–hard, cool, merciless–and putting him into play changes the game completely. But to whose advantage? Sophie will soon find out. She will have to trust Royd because she has no choices left. Because the bogeyman haunting her dreams is all too real and he’s on the hunt again. Because the nightmare he’s got planned for Sophie won’t end when she wakes up screaming. It won’t end. Ever.
True Crime

Death of a Dream

Author: Paul LaRosa,Erin Moriarty

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416592296

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

View: 646

A BEAUTIFUL GIRL WITH AMBITIOUS DREAMS -- DID FOLLOWING HER HEART COST HER LIFE? Award-winning journalists from TV's 48 Hours Mystery go inside the case that shocked even jaded New Yorkers: the murder of aspiring dancer Catherine Woods. She was a gifted midwestern beauty, the daughter of Ohio State University's marching band director: to dance on Broadway. Soon after high school graduation, Catherine left Columbus for New York City, determined to be a star. Three years later, she was dead -- murdered in cold blood in her East Side apartment. The shocking revelations that emerged from the police investigation made tabloid headlines: few knew that the struggling artist paid her bills by dancing in a topless club. But there was another hidden facet to Catherine's life -- a shattering love triangle with two men, one of whom would ultimately be convicted of her brutal stabbing death. It's a chilling account of obsession, violence, and the surprising, minute evidence on which the entire case hinged. For a talented young woman reaching for the top, and the heartbroken family she left behind, it is truly the death of a dream.
Fiction

Dream Chaser

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429937191

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7692

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon The spellbinding Dream-Hunter series continues! Hades doesn't often give second chances... Xypher has one month on Earth to redeem himself through one good deed or be condemned to eternal torture in Tarturus. But redemption means little to a demigod who only wants vengeance on the one who caused his downfall. Until one day in a cemetery... Simone Dubois is a medical examiner with a real knack for the job. Those who are wrongfully killed appear to her and help her find the evidence the police need to convict their killers. But when a man appears and tells her that she's more than just a psychic, she's convinced he's insane. Now the fate of the world hangs in her hands... It was bad enough when just the dead relied on her. Now's there's the seductive Dream-Hunter Xypher who needs Simone's help in opening a portal to the Atlantean hell realm to fight insatiable demons. The future of mankind is at stake—and so is her life. The only question now is: Who is the bigger threat: the demons out to kill her, or the man who has left her forever changed? "Brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative."—Boston Globe
Literary Criticism

The Fourth Ghost

White Southern Writers and European Fascism, 1930-1950

Author: Robert H. Brinkmeyer

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807134805

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 5741

In the 1949 classic Killers of the Dream, Lillian Smith described three racial "ghosts" haunting the mind of the white South: the black woman with whom the white man often had sexual relations, the rejected child from a mixed-race coupling, and the black mammy whom the white southern child first loves but then must reject. In this groundbreaking work, Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr., extends Smith's work by adding a fourth "ghost" lurking in the psyche of the white South -- the specter of European Fascism. He explores how southern writers of the 1930s and 1940s responded to Fascism, and most tellingly to the suggestion that the racial politics of Nazi Germany had a special, problematic relevance to the South and its segregated social system. As Brinkmeyer shows, nearly all white southern writers in these decades felt impelled to deal with this specter and with the implications for southern identity of the issues raised by Nazism and Fascism. Their responses varied widely, ranging from repression and denial to the repulsion of self-recognition. With penetrating insight, Brinkmeyer examines the work of writers who contemplated the connection between the authoritarianism and racial politics of Nazi Germany and southern culture. He shows how white southern writers -- both those writing cultural criticism and those writing imaginative literature -- turned to Fascist Europe for images, analogies, and metaphors for representing and understanding the conflict between traditional and modern cultures that they were witnessing in Dixie. Brinkmeyer considers the works of a wide range of authors of varying political stripes: the Nashville Agrarians, W. J. Cash, Lillian Smith, William Alexander Percy, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, Katherine Anne Porter, Carson McCullers, Robert Penn Warren, and Lillian Hellman. He argues persuasively that by engaging in their works the vital contemporary debates about totalitarianism and democracy, these writers reconfigured their understanding not only of the South but also of themselves as southerners, and of the nature and significance of their art. The magnum opus of a distinguished scholar, The Fourth Ghost offers a stunning reassessment of the cultural and political orientation of southern literature by examining a major and heretofore unexplored influence on its development.
True Crime

The Dreams of Ada

Author: Robert Mayer

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767927116

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

View: 6159

For fans of Serial and Making a Murderer, the true, bewildering story of a young woman’s disappearance, the nightmare of a small town obsessed with delivering justice, and the bizarre dream of a poor, uneducated man accused of murder. On April 28, 1984, Denice Haraway disappeared from her job at a convenience store on the outskirts of Ada, Oklahoma, and the sleepy town erupted. Tales spread of rape, mutilation, and murder, and the police set out on a relentless mission to bring someone to justice. Six months later, two local men—Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot—were arrested and brought to trial, even though they repudiated their “confessions,” no body had been found, no weapon had been produced, and no eyewitnesses had come forward. The Dreams of Ada is a story of politics and morality, of fear and obsession. It is also a moving, compelling portrait of one small town living through a nightmare. "A riveting true story of a brutal murder in a small town and the tragic errors made in the pursuit of justice." --John Grisham From the Trade Paperback edition.
Political Science

Rebuild the Dream

Author: Van Jones

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568587147

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 8759

President Obama's former Green Jobs czar sets forth a bold new manifesto that reclaims the American Dream on behalf of all working Americans.