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Big Jim Eastland

Big Jim Eastland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496806158
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For decades after the Second World War, Senator James O. Eastland (1904-1986) was one of the more intransigent leaders of the Deep South's resistance to what he called "the Second Reconstruction." And yet he developed, late in his life, a very real friendship with state NAACP chair Aaron Henry. Big Jim Eastland provides the life story of this savvy, unpredictable powerhouse. From 1947 to 1978, Eastland wore that image of resistance proudly, even while recognizing from the beginning his was the losing side. Biographer J. Lee Annis Jr. chronicles such complexities extensively and also delves into many facets lesser known to the general public. Born in the Mississippi Delta as part of the elite planter class, Eastland was appointed to the US Senate in 1941 by Democratic Governor Paul B. Johnson Sr. Eastland ran for and won the Senate seat outright in 1942 and served in the Senate from 1943 until his retirement in 1978. A blunt man of few words but many contradictions, Eastland was an important player in Washington, from his initial stint in 1941 where he rapidly salvaged several key local projects from bungling intervention, to the 1970s when he shepherded the Supreme Court nominees of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford to Senate confirmation. Annis paints a full picture of the man, describing the objections Eastland raised to civil rights proposals and the eventual accommodations he needed to accept after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Eastland Disaster

The Eastland Disaster Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ted Wachholz,Chicago Historical Society,land Disaster Historical Society
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439615470
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The Eastland Disaster by Ted Wachholz,Chicago Historical Society,land Disaster Historical Society Summary

More than 7,000 people living in the Chicago area and Michigan City, Indiana, eagerly anticipated Saturday morning, July 24, 1915. This particular Saturday was going to be anything but a routine summer day. Plans had been carefully made for it to be the social and entertainment event of the year, and for some, a lifetime. The fifth annual midsummer excursion and picnic had been organized by the employees of the Western Electric Company’s Hawthorne Works. Thousands of carefree merrymakers would enjoy a festive day including a lovely cruise across Lake Michigan to an awaiting parade and day-long picnic. The day would conclude with an evening cruise back to Chicago. For thousands of hard-working immigrant laborers and their families and friends, it was going to be a day to remember. Instead, the day’s scheduled event turned into a tragedy unlike any other. The SS Eastland, while still tied to the wharf, rolled into the Chicago River with more than 2,500 passengers on board. Nearly 850 people lost their lives, including 22 entire families. The ensuing struggle for survival, and the resulting death, heroism, cowardice, greed, and scandal gripped the city of Chicago.

Eye of the Red Tsar

Eye of the Red Tsar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam Eastland
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571254276
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Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland Summary

It is the time of the Great Terror. Inspector Pekkala - known as the Emerald Eye - was the most famous detective in all Russia. He was the favourite of the Tsar. Now he is the prisoner of the men he once hunted. Like millions of others, he has been sent to the gulags in Siberia and, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, he is as good as dead. But a reprieve comes when he is summoned by Stalin himself to investigate a crime. His mission - to uncover the men who really killed the Tsar and his family, and to locate the Tsar's treasure. The reward for success will be his freedom and the chance to re-unite with a woman he would have married if the Revolution had not torn them apart. The price of failure - death. Set against the backdrop of the paranoid and brutal country that Russia became under the rule of Stalin, Eye of the Red Tsar introduces a compelling new figure to readers of crime fiction


Capsized! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Sutton
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 161373946X
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Capsized! by Patricia Sutton Summary

On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, filled to capacity with 2,500 aboard, capsized in the Chicago River while still moored to the pier. The disaster took more passenger lives than the Titanic and stands today as the greatest loss of life on the Great Lakes. Capsized! details the events leading up to the fateful day of the disaster and provides a nail-biting, minute-by-minute account of the ship's capsizing. It also raises critical-thinking questions for young readers: Why do we know so much about Titanic's sinking and yet so little about the Eastland disaster? Why was no one ever held responsible for this catastrophe? What lessons from this disaster might we be able to apply today?

HMS Victory

HMS Victory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Eastland,Iain Ballantyne
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783409398
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HMS Victory by Jonathan Eastland,Iain Ballantyne Summary

“A first-rate visual guide to the most famous preserved warship on the planet. The imagery has the ‘wow’ factor . . . a brilliant showcase.”—Warships International Fleet Review HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy’s achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors each year. In this new series written by experts and containing more than 200 specially commissioned photographs, each title will take the reader on a superbly illustrated tour of the ship, from bow to stern and deck by deck. Significant parts of the vessel for example, the capstan, steering gear, armament, brody stove, cockpit, stern cabins are given detailed coverage both in words and pictures, so that the reader has at hand the most complete visual record and explanation of the ship that exists. In addition, the importance of the ship, both in her own time and now as a museum vessel, is explained, while her design and build, her fighting career and her life prior to restoration and exhibition are all described. No other books offer such superb visual impact and detailed information as the Seaforth Historic Ship Series—a truly groundbreaking concept bringing the ships of our past vividly to life. Nominated for the 2011 Mountbatten Awards “In a precise and careful treatment, they cover the evolution of naval architecture, maritime warfare, and British strategy that led to the construction of the 100-gun ship-of-the-line . . . A valuable book for students of the age of fighting sail.”—New York Military Affairs Symposium

Thomas East and Music Publishing in Renaissance England

Thomas East and Music Publishing in Renaissance England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeremy L. Smith
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195350014
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Thomas East and Music Publishing in Renaissance England by Jeremy L. Smith Summary

In the London of Shakespeare and William Byrd, Thomas East was the premier, often exclusive, printer of music. As he tells the story of this influential figure in early English music publishing, Jeremy Smith also offers a vivid overall portrait of a bustling and competitive industry, in which composers, patrons, publishers, and tradesmen sparred for creative control and financial success. It provides a truly comprehensive study of music publishing and a new way of understanding the place of musical culture in Elizabethan times. In addition, Smith has compiled the first complete chronology of East's music prints, based on both bibliographical and paper-based evidence.

Hello, Mommy ZooBorns!

Hello, Mommy ZooBorns! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442443847
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Hello, Mommy ZooBorns! by Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland Summary

This irresistibly endearing book of baby animal photos celebrates the bond between mother and child. What could be cuter than baby animals? Baby animals snuggling with their mamas! This adorable Level 1 Ready-to-Read story stars the lovable ZooBorns babies and their mothers, accompanied by text that’s just right for beginning readers. This heartwarming tribute to motherhood is perfect for Mother’s Day or any day of the year!

I Love You, ZooBorns!

I Love You, ZooBorns! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442443812
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I Love You, ZooBorns! by Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland Summary

Adorable baby animals populate the pages of this Level 1 Ready-to-Read story that’s ideal for beginning readers. The adorable ZooBorn babies are at their lovable best in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year. Filled with photo images of the world’s cutest baby animals doing what they love to do and featuring text that’s just right for the emerging reader, this book will have you saying, “I love you, Zooborns!”

Nighty Night, ZooBorns

Nighty Night, ZooBorns Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442443871
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Nighty Night, ZooBorns by Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland Summary

Bedtime doesn’t get any cuter than these photos of baby animals getting ready to go to sleep, paired with text that’s right for emerging readers. What do baby animals do at bedtime? Find out in this cuddly Level 1 Ready-to-Read book that shows the adorable ZooBorns babies getting ready to rest. Accompanied by text that’s just right for beginning readers, these sleepytime photos are sure to interest even the most active youngsters. Shhh, don’t wake the zoo babies!

Welcome to the World, Zooborns!

Welcome to the World, Zooborns! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442443782
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Welcome to the World, Zooborns! by Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland Summary

Give a warm welcome to the awww-some ZooBorns animal babies! Get to know the adorable ZooBorns in this Ready-to-Read storybook that’s chock-full of cute and cuddly baby zoo animals. With a familiar refrain of “Welcome to the world!” on every page, this photographic collection of irresistible critters is ideal for emerging readers.

ZigZag ZooBorns!

ZigZag ZooBorns! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481431064
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ZigZag ZooBorns! by Andrew Bleiman,Chris Eastland Summary

Get to know a whole new herd of zoo babies in this darling picture book about colors and patterns from the creators of ZooBorns.com. Calling all animal enthusiasts! It’s time to learn about colors and patterns with a crew of irresistible zoo babies. Featuring adorable animal photos, zippy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest concept book ever to hit the shelves!

The Elegant Lie

The Elegant Lie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam Eastland
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571335705
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The year is 1949. In the bombed-out ruins of Cologne, Hanno Dasch is king. Director of the most successful black market operation in post-war Germany, Dasch has kept his clients supplied with goods so extravagant and rare that they were almost impossible to find even at the height of Germany's conquests. Nobody but Dasch, his enigmatic daughter and the war criminal he keeps as his bodyguard know how he does it. None of this has escaped the attention of Allied Intelligence, who face not only the systemic corruption of a country where everything is in short supply, but the growing threat of Stalin's KGB. Fearing that Dasch will soon expand his business to include dealings with Russia, and invite the further meddling of Russian agents in the west, the CIA sets in motion an undercover operation to infiltrate and, ultimately, destroy Dasch's empire. A disgraced American Army officer, Nathan Carter, is recruited to approach Dasch and to ingratiate himself with promises of stolen army supplies. As Carter moves further and further into the labyrinth of Dasch's world, it soon becomes clear that the black market ring has already been compromised, but by someone even more dangerous than the Russians. Carter stumbles upon a counterfeiting ring, with whom Dasch has unwittingly gone into business, which seems to have been created with the sole purpose of destroying the Soviet economy, something it could easily do with the superlative quality of the forged bills it is producing. With Carter caught in the middle, and facing the danger that his cover might be blown at any moment, a race begins between the Russian and American spy agencies to uncover who is responsible, before the situation escalates to war.

Little Red Ruthie

Little Red Ruthie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gloria Koster,Sue Eastland
Editor: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 0807545961
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Little Red Ruthie by Gloria Koster,Sue Eastland Summary

It was a chilly winter in the northern woods, but Ruthie did not mind. Dressed in her favorite puffy red coat, she was going to spend Hanukkah with her grandmother, who lived on the other side of the forest. Ruthie was bringing sour cream and applesauce to go along with the yummy latkes. She carefully packed her basket and kissed her mother good-bye. Snow began to fall. Soon Ruthie was lost in a thicket, and she was not alone. Someone was hiding behind the tree, and when he jumped out, Ruthie found herself face to face with a wolf. Ruthie will have to convince the wolf that eating latkes will be tastier than eating her!

Berlin Red

Berlin Red Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam Eastland
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571322379
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April, 1945. East of Berlin, the Red Army stands poised to unleash its final assault upon the ruined capital of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich. To the north, at a lonely outpost near the Baltic sea, German scientists perfect a guidance system for the mighty V2 rocket, which has already caused massive damage to the cities of London and Antwerp. This device, known only by the codename Diamondstream, will allow the rocket to arrive at its target with pin-point accuracy. So devastating is the potential of this newly-mastered technology that Hitler's promise to the German people of a 'miracle weapon' that will turn the tide of the war might actually come true. When a radio message sent to Hitler's Headquarters, heralding the success of Diamondstream, is intercepted by an English listening station, British Intelligence orders one of its last agents operating in Berlin to acquire the plans for the device, Desperate to evacuate their agent from the doomed city before the Red Army swarms through its streets, British Special Operations turns to the Kremlin for help. They ask for one man in particular - Inspector Pekkala. Anxious to acquire the plans for himself, Stalin readily agrees to risk his finest investigator on what appears to be a suicide mission. But when Pekkala learns the reason that the British have singled him out, he knows that he must make the journey, no matter what the outcome might be. The agent he must rescue is the woman he had planned to marry, before the Revolution tore them apart, sending her to Paris as a refugee and Pekkala to a gulag in Siberia. This time, for Pekkala, it is personal.

Ashes Under Water

Ashes Under Water Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael McCarthy
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493015524
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Ashes Under Water by Michael McCarthy Summary

The untold story of the worst disaster on the Great Lakes in U.S. History. On July 24th, 1915, Chicago commuters were horrified as they watched the SS Eastland, a tourism boat taking passengers across Lake Michigan, flip over while tied to the dock and drown 835 passengers, including 21 entire families. Rockefeller, Morgan, and Carnegie had bought into the ship business in the Midwest, creating a boom market and a demand for ships that were bigger, longer, faster. The pressure-filled and greedy climate that resulted would be directly responsible for the Eastland disaster and others. As dramatic as the disaster was, the subsequent trial was even more so. The public demanded justice. When the immigrant engineer who was being scapegoated for the accident was left out to dry by the ship’s owners, penniless and down-on-his-luck Clarence Darrow decided to take his case. The defense he mounted, which he was too ashamed to even mention in his memoirs, would be even more shocking.

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Raymond Arsenault
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198031289
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Freedom Riders by Raymond Arsenault Summary

They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian Raymond Arsenault provides a gripping account of six pivotal months that jolted the consciousness of America. The Freedom Riders were greeted with hostility, fear, and violence. They were jailed and beaten, their buses stoned and firebombed. In Alabama, police stood idly by as racist thugs battered them. When Martin Luther King met the Riders in Montgomery, a raging mob besieged them in a church. Arsenault recreates these moments with heart-stopping immediacy. His tightly braided narrative reaches from the White House--where the Kennedys were just awakening to the moral power of the civil rights struggle--to the cells of Mississippi's infamous Parchman Prison, where Riders tormented their jailers with rousing freedom anthems. Along the way, he offers vivid portraits of dynamic figures such as James Farmer, Diane Nash, John Lewis, and Fred Shuttlesworth, recapturing the drama of an improbable, almost unbelievable saga of heroic sacrifice and unexpected triumph. The Riders were widely criticized as reckless provocateurs, or "outside agitators." But indelible images of their courage, broadcast to the world by a newly awakened press, galvanized the movement for racial justice across the nation. Freedom Riders is a stunning achievement, a masterpiece of storytelling that will stand alongside the finest works on the history of civil rights.

The Eastland Water Spirits

The Eastland Water Spirits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claude Walker
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491773219
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The Eastland Water Spirits by Claude Walker Summary

July 24, 1915. Chicagos deadliest day, far worse than the Great Fire. The SS Eastland - a poorly-designed, overcrowded lake steamer - capsized without warning in the heart of downtown Chicago, killing 844 people preparing for a company picnic. The victims - mostly young immigrants who toiled long hours in Western Electrics Hawthorne Works - and the disaster itself were largely forgotten to the mists of time. But on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, a quake strikes below Chicago, a purple flash emanates from a mystery hole in the Chicago River and an inexplicable hazmat event strikes a Chinatown diner. Thus begins Chicagos shocking reintroduction to the horror of July 24, 1915, and a commemoration of the victims. The Eastland Water Spirits is a parable about memories and stories which refuse to disappear. It explores our ancestors impact on each of us, like it or not. It celebrates our connectedness over time and space, using water and spirits to tell the tale.

Siberian Red

Siberian Red Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam Eastland
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571260691
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Siberian Red by Sam Eastland Summary

SEPTEMBER 1939. THE SECOND WORLD WAR HAS BEGUN. Even as the fighting rages in Poland, Stalin's long time obsession with the missing treasure of Tsar Nicholas II is rekindled. An informant claims to have information about the whereabouts of the man entrusted by the Tsar with hiding his gold. As the news of the informant reaches Stalin, however, the man is knifed to death. Stalin summons Pekkala to the Kremlin and orders him to solve the murder. To accomplish his mission, he must return to Borodok, the notorious Gulag where he himself spent many years as a prisoner. There, he must pose as a inmate in order to unravel the mystery . . . As he returns to the nightmares of his past, is this a mission too far for the great Pekkala?

The Inspector Pekkala Mysteries

The Inspector Pekkala Mysteries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam Eastland
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571337953
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The Inspector Pekkala thrillers take place in the treacherous world of Stalin's Russia. The main character, Inspector Pekkala, was the chief investigator of Tsar Nicholas. Dubber 'The Emerald Eye', his watchful gaze protected the Romanovs from internal and external threats to their security. When the Bolshevicks seized power and executed the Romanov family, Pekkala was thrown into the gulag. But when Russia comes under threat from an insurgent Nazi Germany, Stalin brings Pekkala back from his Siberian exile, appointing him the chief investigator of the red Tsar. As the threat of a Nazi invasion increases, Pekkala finds himself searching for the Romanov's lost gold, investigating the sabotage of Russia's secret weapon, and attempting to rescue the Tsar's amber treasures from Nazi looters.

Ultimate Sacrifice

Ultimate Sacrifice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lamar Waldron
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786735112
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Ultimate Sacrifice by Lamar Waldron Summary

Cuba's number 2 official today — Commander Juan Almeida — was secretly working with JFK in November 1963 to overthrow Fidel. The US government recently revealed Almeida's work for JFK, allowing the updated trade paperback of Ultimate Sacrifice to tell the full story for the first time (complete with new photos and documents). The authors obtained the story from almost two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, starting in 1990 with JFK's Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Their accounts are supported by thousands of newly-released files at the National Archives. Almeida's "palace coup" set for December 1, 1963, was to be backed up by US forces "invited" in by Commander Almeida, then Chief of the Cuban Army. However, three Mafia bosses being targeted by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy used several CIA assets to infiltrate the secret plot and murder JFK. This resulted in cover-ups by officials like RFK and LBJ, to prevent the exposure of Almeida and a possible nuclear confrontation with the Soviets. The new edition explains why Almeida was not a double agent, why Fidel suspected Almeida's ally Che Guevara, and what Fidel did in 1990 when he finally found out about Almeida's work for JFK.