He Calls Me By Lightning The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow Southern Justice and the Death Penalty

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post and Kirkus Reviews A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection A Southern Independent Booksellers Association “Spring Pick” This harrowing portrait of the Jim ...


Author: S Jonathan Bass

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9781631492389

Category: History

Page: 432

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Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post and Kirkus Reviews A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection A Southern Independent Booksellers Association “Spring Pick” This harrowing portrait of the Jim Crow South “proves how much we do not yet know about our history” (New York Times Book Review). Caliph Washington didn’t pull the trigger but, as Officer James "Cowboy" Clark lay dying, he had no choice but to turn on his heel and run. The year was 1957; Cowboy Clark was white, Caliph Washington was black, and this was the Jim Crow South. Widely lauded for its searing “insight into a history of America that can no longer be left unknown” (Washington Post), He Calls Me by Lightning is an “absorbing chronicle” (Ira Katznelson) of the forgotten life of Caliph Washington that becomes an historic portrait of racial injustice in the civil rights era. Washington, a black teenager from the vice-ridden city of Bessemer, Alabama, was wrongfully convicted of killing a white Alabama policeman in 1957 and sentenced to death. Through “meticulous research and vivid prose” (Patrick Phillips), S. Jonathan Bass reveals Washington’s Kafkaesque legal odyssey: he came within minutes of the electric chair nearly a dozen times and had his conviction overturned three times before finally being released in 1972. Devastating and essential, He Calls Me by Lightning demands that we take into account the thousands of lives cast away by the systemic racism of a “social order apparently unchanged even today” (David Levering Lewis).

Lightning Chase Me Home

Grandpa's brilliant at making things but he's never been any good at playing
chess, even before he got so forgetful. He calls the knight the horsey and both of
us would abandon the rules halfway through. We'd just end up throwing the
pieces ...


Author: Amber Lee Dodd

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 9781407189390

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 357

"Amber Lee Dodd is one to watch" - Kiran Millwood Hargrave Amelia Hester McLeod is named after two of her mum's favourite explorers. Two amazing, fearless, awesome women: Amelia Earhart and Lady Hester Stanhope. But Amelia herself doesn't always feel very brave or very bright. She lives on the tiny Scottish island of Dark Muir, her mum has walked out on her and she's about to start at a whole new, scary school. Her dyslexia means she's a target for the school bullies, too. When she makes a wish on her birthday to be reunited with her mum, she finds herself quite literally disappearing at times of stress and reappearing elsewhere on the island, where she finds clues and snapshots of her parents' past. Can she harness this strange magic to find her mum, wherever she is? Will her Dad, sad and silent since her mum's departure, start to pay her more attention? Will she find the courage to forge her own path, like the lady explorers she was named for? A novel of courage and strength, packed full of adventure and heroics but also with warmth and heart. For fans of Katherine Rundell and Lisa Thompson.

Call the Lightning Primani Series Book Two

My lips remembered the smooth texture of his back the day he told me they were
angels. That same day, he'd told me he loved me. The memory filled my head
and I let it play out with tears in my eyes: How had things gone so wrong?


Author: Laurie Olerich

Publisher: Laurie Olerich

ISBN: 9781492767596

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

View: 392

The sizzle continues in Book Two of the Primani Series… After a year of heartache, Mica finally has everything she wants. Her soul mate Sean's back from the dead. She’s finally getting a grip on her unwanted powers. Life is good until Killian shows up naked in her visions. Is she seeing the past or the future? As she struggles to find the truth, a new threat looms. Something watches in the dark. It plots. It lusts. It hungers for more than her blood. It wants everything. Killian has secrets--a lot of them. When he vows to protect Mica, he’s all in. His intention takes a dangerous turn when she becomes a pawn in the game. Desperate to keep her alive, he drags her into his shadowy world of ancient power and bloody altars with devastating consequences. Bound by blood, there’s no turning back.

Give My Poor Heart Ease Enhanced Ebook

And they asked what did I do that for. I said, “God done that. God done that for
him cause he said I wadn't worth a bucket of syrup.” He calls me Lightning. Every
time I see that man, he say, “Aw, Lightning.” I call him Slim. “Alright, Slim.” He told


Author: William Ferris

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807899724

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 598

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Now, Give My Poor Heart Ease puts front and center a searing selection of the artistically and emotionally rich voices from this invaluable documentary record. Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a CD of original music and a DVD of original film, the book features more than twenty interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South. Here are the stories of artists who have long memories and speak eloquently about their lives, blues musicians who represent a wide range of musical traditions--from one-strand instruments, bottle-blowing, and banjo to spirituals, hymns, and prison work chants. Celebrities such as B. B. King and Willie Dixon, along with performers known best in their neighborhoods, express the full range of human and artistic experience--joyful and gritty, raw and painful. In an autobiographical introduction, Ferris reflects on how he fell in love with the vibrant musical culture that was all around him but was considered off limits to a white Mississippian during a troubled era. This magnificent volume illuminates blues music, the broader African American experience, and indeed the history and culture of America itself. The enhanced ebook edition includes: * Almost 2 hours of video clips and interviews scattered throughout the text * An hour of original music, also imbedded throughout the text * Concludes with the full DVD of original film and full CD of original music Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the the features of this enhanced ebook:

She Came With the Lightning

I told him I was sorry but he doesn't care if I'm sorry. I got it with the big iron pipe
again real bad this time. I know I'm going to need my pillow to be able to sit down
for a long time this time. I wish all the other girls would stop calling me those bad


Author: Rick Kephart

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312474529



View: 379

Lightning Crashes

What better way to do it than to come to the desert with the bugs and snakes and
lizards?” Kate made a face. “I haven't talked to dad in I don't know how long. Mom
says hi, she calls me every other day.” “Have you told her?” “Yeah, mom knows ...


Author: Rh Wood

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595268818

Category: Fiction

Page: 660

View: 976

They'd discovered a new power source; one which would replace oil, coal, and atomic energy. None were prepared for the ramifications that would bring the United States to the brink of civil war.

One Summer of Lightning

I know that my mother believed that too much reading could addle the brain, and
because she often had to call me several times, until I came up from the book in
which I was swimming, she would lay peculiar eyes upon me—sour eyes, ...


Author: Gladys Scheffrin-Falk

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462823165

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 526

Beebee Muise is only 17, when she flees the funeral parlor where her childhood love, Ray Miller, lies dead. Tom is an ex-prisoner of war, scarred by two and a half years in a Japanese prison. He plucks Beebee out of the way of a jeep, and the two find themselves in the midst of a crowd, hell-bent on celebrating the end of World War II. They have one night together, one night in which to share their stories of the shades of death, their aborted loves.

Ride the Lightning

“Thought he was. Guess they were inside. Anyway, guy calls up, doesn't give me
his name, just says he was there and wants five bills for it. Cash.” “How'd he know
who to call, the van was hot?” Wolf shrugged. “Said he'd seen me around.


Author: Dietrich Kalteis

Publisher: ECW/ORIM

ISBN: 9781770905078

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 752

“Kalteis will be deservedly compared to Elmore Leonard, but he is an original voice . . . A great story filled with wonderfully flawed characters” (John McFetridge, author of the Toronto Series). Bounty hunter Karl Morgen went after Miro Knotts on a skipped bond, finding the dope dealer wrapped around an underage girl at a rave in Seattle. Dragging Miro in the hard way gets Karl’s license revoked—while Miro gets off with a suspended sentence. So Karl finds some work as a process server in Vancouver, thinking it’s the kind of place where people settle things with middle fingers instead of guns. But the city is teeming with two-bit criminals, drug dealers, and gangsters, and Miro seizes an opportunity to settle his score with Karl while working a major drug deal. What follows is a ride through Vancouver’s underbelly, with a cast of characters whose ambition exceeds their criminal acumen, in a crackling novel marked by both gritty realism and a sharp comedic touch.

Blue Lightning

She grinned and took a thin woollen pair from her jacket pocket. 'Just call me Dr
Watson.' 'Mm?' He looked at her and she saw he was so preoccupied with his
own thoughts that he hadn't understood the bad joke. 'Doesn't matter.' She took ...


Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330534758

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 442

Blue Lightning is the fourth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series, filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall. With the autumn storms raging, Fair Isle feels cut off from the rest of the world. Trapped, tension is high and tempers become frayed. Enough to drive someone to murder . . . A woman's body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isles bird observatory, with feathers threaded through her hair. The islanders react with fear and anger. Detective Jimmy Perez has no support from the mainland and must investigate the old-fashioned way. He soon realizes that this is no crime of passion – but a murder of cold and calculated intention. There's no way off the island until the storms abate – and so the killer is also trapped, just waiting for the opportunity to strike again. Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones and Dead Water and Thin Air.

Too Like the Lightning

passive, he asked? Why is one called helplessly to one's vocation, when surely it
is an active thing? I find my calling, take it, seize that delight, that path before me,
make it mine. I call it like a summoned magic, it does not call me. His new word ...


Author: Ada Palmer

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466858749

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 543

From the winner of the 2017 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Ada Palmer's 2017 Compton Crook Award-winning political science fiction, Too Like the Lightning, ventures into a human future of extraordinary originality Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer--a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away. The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labelling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competion is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life. And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destablize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life... Terra Ignota 1. Too Like the Lightning 2. Seven Surrenders 3. The Will to Battle At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Man Made The Lightning

The suddenly turned back to face Geoff, already looking at the literature she had
given him. ”I'd be interested to know if they want to get involved. Would you call
me, my numbers on the back, let me know what they think. After all I'm not ...


Author: Jason Gadsden

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781435716285

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 492

I remember a time when some ones colour was to do with their mood, or how sick they were. When British was a proud boast and a flag flown not an insult to your neighbour. When being born British was said to be like being born with one foot in heaven, before Man Made Lightning and showed us our other foot was in hell. Ulti Zucken is an old man, living alone, unclean in a dirty little house, at the end of his rubbish-strewn garden. Barely seen and almost never heard. With an interest in troubled youth and macabre fascination in the demons they dream. Nathan Trait is a wanna-be journalist who will stop at something to get his story, although he has no idea how far that will be And the rest of them, who cares? Their all mashed up, and mixed up like the rest of us, they could be dragged off any street in any town. Lost in their self-importance, greed and loathing, blind to the one true law every action has a re-action.

He Called Them by the Lightning

Slavery My Lord calls me , He calls me by the lightning . The trumpet sounds
within - a my soul . . . EVERY NEW YEAR I used to go to the Big Meetings ,
celebrations of Emancipation Day . I began attending only forty - five years after
January 1 ...


Author: Lura Beam

Publisher: Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033882940

Category: African Americans

Page: 230

View: 535

Lightning Crashes

Jacob's internal clock told him that he had two more hours and that he was close
to the scene of the crime. He looked across the street and saw a ... you an angel?
” Michael asked. “Well, some have been known to call me that from time to time.


Author: Dwayne Nelson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595334056

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 930

Jacob Dell is an ordinary man who loves his family, and has an overall good life. But in a tragic accident, he no longer finds himself to be among the living. Transported to a new world, where there aren't such things as time, or emotions; Jacob is now introduced to his new duty. He is to become a messenger of God, an angel. His job now is to help all of those passing to the next world, to ease their pain and suffering, and guide them into the light. But in a place where past life memories do not exist, he is confused why his are coming back to him. Not only that, but he can feel certain emotions that he was told he would no longer have. Now with the powers he obtains, he will stop at nothing to find his wife and daughter and let them know that he is still there, watching over them. And when he finds that his daughter is deathly ill, he will go against orders and try to save her, even if it means jeopardizing his own existence.


stand a trembling; My Lord, He calls me, He calls me by the lightning; The
trumpet sounds with-in my soul; I ain't got long to stay here. Do you want to
receive your Gift from God? Stay on the job, get to work on time, dress yourself, in
the amour ...


Author: James McFadden

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300433538



View: 506

Lightning Storm

Layton stood beside me. “Are you sure this is where she'll come?” Layton nodded
. “She sent me ahead to make sure the way was clear. AfterI made sure it was
and returned to her, I felt you call. Why'd you call me, anyway?” I shook my head.


Author: Rhea Calica & Adrianna Clarkson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491746486

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 881

Rivera and Alexia Connely are two sisters used to figuring out things on their own. It has been three months since they saw their mother, Elizabeth, leader of their coven of witches. Tasked with protecting the Shadow Coven in their mother’s absence, the sisters must rely on their Haxa magic to help prevent a takeover and a war. Alexia is the healer; Rivera is the destroyer. But everything changes when their mother suddenly returns with a war between the Haxa and the humans following closely at her heels—a war with the potential to cause catastrophic events. Rivera, who is furious at her mother’s plot, resolves to do the right thing. Alexia, less certain of the right thing, is content to follow a more confident Rivera, even if only for a little while. As Rivera and Alexia rely on their dark and healing magic to lead a group of Haxa into battle to save the humans—with help from Rivera’s best friend and an unlikely human partner—the sisters face betrayal from every direction. Now only one question remains: will they survive? In this young adult fantasy, two teenage Haxa sisters destined to fight in a war between morals and species are about to learn that the battle is only the beginning of a life ruled by choices.

Lightning Bolt and Blazer

Rayne sat down, and he told his story. Sometimes he would pause for dramatic
effect, and other times he would enunciate the important details. When it was
over ... “I am the daughter of Blazer, though my allies call me Red Thorn. My
enemies ...


Author: Matt Zanders

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469746794

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 668

The future of Landerton, a town on the verge of chaos, lies in the hands of two brothers. Fortunately, these arent just average, everyday men. These brothers are heroes. And not just average, everyday heroesthey are superheroes named Lightning Bolt and Blazer, although they have no memories of their origins. But even with super powers, they may not learn the truth about the violence threatening their town until it is too late. Theyre going to need help, and these young superheroes will soon come to see that anyone can be a hero when the situation calls for it. When it really matters, the people you grew up with can be heroic too, and the whole town will need a substantial amount of courage and help to save themselves. Now, the brothers will have to dig deep to stay a step ahead of a psychotic, ill-tempered assassin who is honor-bound on a dark mission; a crazed man obsessed with vengeance; a bank robber who can teleport; a female mastermindand whatever else lurks in the shadows of their past. As the brothers go through their first epic adventure, they find great friendsfriends they will need for the biggest battle of their young lives. The world and its future are at stake, and only Lightning Bolt and Blazer can save it.

The Cure for Death by Lightning

But he got nothing in the way of loving from me that day and disappeared into the
woods, just as I turnedoff Blood ... and walked with it, driving myselfthat
fingernails-on-blackboard crazy with the feel of birch bark under my callused


Author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307816214

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 509

When fifteen-year-old Beth Week’s family is attacked by a grizzly, her father becomes increasingly violent, making him a danger to his neighbors, his family, and especially Beth. Meanwhile, several young children from the nearby Indian reservation have gone missing, and Beth fears that something is pursuing her in the bush. But friendship with an Indian girl connects her to a mythology that enriches her landscape; and an unexpected protector shores up her world. Set on an isolated Canadian farm in the midst of World War II, The Cure for Death by Lightning evokes a life at once harshly demanding and rich in sensory pleasures: the deafening chatter of starlings, the sight of thousands of painted turtles crossing a road, the smell of baking that fills the Weeks’s kitchen. The novel is sprinkled throughout with recipes and remedies from the scrapbook Beth’s mother keeps, a boon to Beth as she learns to face down her demons--and one of many elements that give The Cure for Death by Lightning its enchanting vitality.

The Lightning Within

Then a soldier came out of the two - story house ; he greeted Captain and they
talked . The soldier pointed ... Siteye handed me Captain's sorrel mare and
Rainbow for me to unsaddle and feed . I filled three gunny - sack ... I walked
slowly , and I heard a mourning dove calling from the tamarack trees . They
would have good ...


Author: Alan R. Velie

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803296142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 161

View: 723

American Indian stories have fascinated the world for all the right reasons: vigor, depth, subtlety, brightness. In the 1960s a brilliant renaissance began. Out of it came such gifted writers of fiction as N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, Simon Ortiz, Louise Erdrich, and Michael Dorris. In bringing them together, The Lightning Within celebrates some of the best work being done today in the novel and short story.

Struck by Lightning

I left a message with Bess, but she didn't write it down so when I saw you in here I
thought I'd stop and tell you in person. You have my number, right? You can give
me a call and we'll set up another time. I wish I'd known you were here today.


Author: Christa Maurice

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781616503314

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 360

Arden FD, #3 Sometimes a dream life is really a nightmare. Rebecca has big plans. She's going to be a famous artist, even if she has to sell her soul to do it. And so far, it's working for her. She's gaining notoriety in local art circles, but the "crap art" she's selling makes her miserable. Ducking into the local fire station during a rainstorm, she finds the perfect way to distract herself--a hot firefighter with a big ego begging to be toyed with. Dan would be the first to admit he has a big ego, but there's something about Rebecca. . . Hunting her down after that first kiss in the rain turns out to be the easy part. Making her happy might be impossible. But Dan is willing to do whatever it takes, including helping her buy back her soul. Maybe it was the rain, maybe it was the uniform. Or maybe Rebecca and Dan were simply struck by lightning. WARNING: Violent weather, workplace disasters, and life happening despite the best laid plans. 58,702 Words

The Lightning Flash

He came over to her side and did the same thing that Emily had done; he
wrapped her arm around his shoulders and ... When Emily had left, she slipped a
note into Dawn's hand that read: Dear Dawn, If you ever need anything, just call


Author: Ceanna Long

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469113586

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 143

Book Summary Dawn and her father Azael have always lived a normal life just like everyone else. But when Dawns father is kidnapped, Dawn is forced to look for her family, knowing that theyre the key to finding her father alive. The problem is, she has no clue who her family is, but with her new friend Demitri, anything is possible. Now they are headed across the world in search of the one that Dawn has treasured her whole life!