Books tagged: mississippi

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Who Murdered Etienne Bastarache
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,140. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
1730 Etienne Bastarache has many lifeskills for his duties as a soldier. But he had an ability to corrupt some of those who are closest to him. He is found dead of either suicide, as the priest believes, or murdered. His body has a bullet wound to the forehead, part of a rope hanging from a tree limb above him, and, a knife in his back and in his heart. New France's legal system is ill equipped.
Ociee Nash, the Finale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,800. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
This story, the fifth in the Ociee Nash series, opens with 11-year-old Ociee frantically searching for her brother Ben in the Chattanooga Railroad Terminal. Only the first "mishap" in the novel, Ociee and Ben will experience many thrilling moments during the summer of 1900 as they run from a rabid dog, befriend a mysterious neighbor, and receive a surprise visitor from Asheville.
The Band Played Dixie: Race and the Liberal Conscience at Ole Miss
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Social history
A penetrating look at the University of Mississippi - ‘Ole Miss’. Nadine Cohodas (author of Spinning Blues Into Gold) covers the institution’s tumultuous racial history, with emphasis on how Ole Miss moved forward from the riot that erupted after James Meredith, the first African-American student, enrolled September 30, 1962. Updated in 2012 for the 50th Anniversary of the integration of Ole Miss.
The Remnant
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,730. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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In 2078, sixty years after a destruction nearly ended life on earth, a small group yet survived in a protected valley in North Georgia. Only Lon, a renegade, had ventured outside the valley. Then an injured stranger arrived and before she died, told of her settlement 400 miles west. Lon and two others were sent to find her home. This is an account of their epic journey, and dangers they endured.
Magpie
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,040. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
“Magpie” is a well-nurtured novel set in Oxford, Mississippi. Its flavor develops from its vibrant characters, as they are revealed through a garden of budding relationships and adventures. Experience a special project that just might have the potential to change the world. Join Lily as she answers an ad on the Student Union Bulletin Board, Wanted - Lab Assistant - Drug Test Mandatory!
Slaveboy, The Fiddling for Freedom Series, Book 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,750. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
"Slaveboy,"the first book in the Fiddling for Freedom series, was inspired by the life of African-American slave and pioneer, Louis Southworth, who traveled the Oregon Trail with his mother and master in the early 1850s and then went on to earn enough money to buy his freedom by playing fiddle in the gold camps in California and Nevada. This is a middle-grade chapter book.
Wild Turkey Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Proof positive that turkey hunters are not marching to the drums the rest of us hear. These lighthearted, funny stories about an otherwise normal family during springtime in Mississippi will have you laughing alongside them...without suffering through the many indignities imposed upon them by the eastern wild turkey.
Out of the Bag: A Search for Missing Pieces
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,880. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
We begin in the secreted, all-boys world of a Catholic seminary in the 1950s and progress through Vietnam protests, race riots, and the sexual revolution. A young would-be priest crosses his fingers during the oath of celibacy, moves to the Haight Ashbury, gets his girlfriend pregnant, and finally wakes up naked and sore in a padded cell. It's the boomer tutorial, all about change and humor.
The Diary of a Southern Lady: Georgina B. Devlin
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Georgina B. Devlin was an immigrant from England to Mississippi. In 1852 she began keeping her diary of her life, primarily in Yazoo City and for a few years in Winona. From then until 1912 she recorded events at home and in the world around her. Edited to include introductory materials and well footnoted.
The Graves of the Golden Bear: Ancient Fortresses and Monuments of the Ohio Valley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,940. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » History » American
From the earliest maps of the Gulf of Mexico by the Spanish explorers to the beginning of the 20th century, claims were made that a Welsh prince named Madoc brought thousands of colonists to North America centuries before Columbus. Find out how a 18th Century map and an inscription on an ancient fortress wall will make you doubt what you learned in history class.