You’ll discover that: Hugo Black was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Benjamin Cardozo likely died a virgin. John Rutledge attempted suicide by jumping off a bridge. John Marshall Harlan organized regular screenings of X-rated films. Thurgood Marshall never missed an episode of Days of Our Lives. Sandra Day O’Connor established the court’s first Jazzercise class. And much, much more! With chapters on everyone from John Jay to Samuel Alito, Secret Lives of the Supreme Court tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: How many of these judges took bribes? How many were gay? And how could so many sink into dementia while serving on the highest court in the land? American history was never this much fun in school! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory St. John. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015280/bk_adbl_015280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
CURSED... Living at her family’s rice plantation, Alice Wharton learns some disturbing news from her mother: their bloodline has been cursed. Jesus Christ punishes them for having psychic powers allegedly stolen from a heavenly angel. He exacts penance in the form of the mother’s adulterous “communion” trysts with their reverend. FORGOTTEN... Escaping from the predatory reverend, Alice marries Major Thorne Norwick at his Georgian cotton plantation. She also meets the slave cooks, Jonah and Eliza, who show her how to telepathically eject troubling memories. When Thorne returns from fighting in the War of Northern Aggression, Alice uses this skill to hide from herself the devastating revelation that her husband now seems to serve Christ. After all, he aids a secret society - the Ku Klux Klan - that uses the symbols of her tormentor. JUDGED. Everywhere she looks, the specter of Christ stands in judgment. What’s more, a mysterious presence stalks her, its mind echoing with thoughts that feel all too familiar. When it reaches her, there will be hell to pay. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115634/bk_acx0_115634_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, 2011A thoroughly-documented, chilling history of one of the world’s most recognizable extremist groups, this is the true story of terrorism in America.“Boys, let us get up a club.” With these chilling words, six restless young men raided the linens at a friend’s mansion, pulled pillowcases over their heads, hopped on horses, and cavorted through the streets of Pulaski, Tennessee. They called their new club the Ku Klux Klan, and it quickly grew into the self-proclaimed Invisible Empire, with secret dens spreading across the South.Award-winning author Susan Campbell Bartoletti weaves together vivid personal accounts from oral histories, congressional documents, and diaries in this enlightening, surprising, and disquieting story, which has received a slew of starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and other esteemed publications. Her extensive research places the length of the Klan’s history into a larger context that sheds new light on the roots of hate groups.When you purchase They Called Themselves the KKK, you’ll get exclusive bonus audio from a conversation with the author and Audie Award-winning narrator Dion Graham. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham, Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002331/bk_adbl_002331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1918, World War One and the Spanish Flu left unimaginable numbers of orphaned children. In every corner of the planet, one person in 20 perished. Emma Taylor is a 12-year-old girl living on a farm in Indiana. Her mother is taken by the flu, and her father dies in The Great War. Children left without their parents due to war or influenza do not fare well. They are most often thrown into orphanages, and their homes auctioned off at pennies on the dollar to a select group of buyers. Emma must keep secret that only children are living at Yellowwood Farm. Emma struggles to cope and care for her younger brother. When her neighbor falls ill, she takes in his twin grandsons. Their parents were killed by the flu, and they have nowhere to go. Emma cannot refuse him. He relieved her of the terrible burden of burying her mother. The following spring, two more children come to Yellowwood Farm. Emma hides a brother and sister who ran away from an orphan train to avoid being separated. In 1918, Indiana enacted a bone-dry law, prohibiting the possession of alcohol of any sort. When the state realized the enormous cost of enforcing the new law, Indiana’s Attorney General issued badges to Klan members. They were given powers to conduct investigations and make arrests. Accepting Holy Communion was punishable by law.This story is about six orphaned children struggling to stay together and run Yellowwood Farm in a time of war, pandemic, and the second coming of the Ku Klux Klan. Emma changes the world with relentless gentle nudges - punctuated by the rare shotgun blast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cory Hance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151229/bk_acx0_151229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first novel in a brand-new alternate history series where Teddy Roosevelt is president for a second time right before WWI breaks out, and on his side is the Black Chamber, a secret spy network watching America's back. In 1912, just months before the election, President Taft dies suddenly, and Teddy Roosevelt wastes no time in grabbing power as he wins another term as president. By force of will, he ushers the US into a new, progressive era with the help of the Black Chamber, the mysterious spy organization watching his back. Luz O'Malley - a brilliant, deadly, and young Cuban Irish American agent of the Black Chamber - heads to Germany. She's on a luxury airship swarming with agents of every power on earth as well as conspirators from the Mexican Revolutionary Party and the sinister underground of the reborn Ku Klux Klan, yet none knows her true identity. Her anonymity will be essential as she strives to gain the secrets of Project Loki, an alarming German plan that Roosevelt fears will drag the US into a world war. To gather this intelligence, Luz will have to deceive the handsome yet ruthless Baron Horst von Duckler. She, along with naive Irish American Ciara Whelan, has to get this vital information back to the US - or millions of lives will be lost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011965/bk_reco_011965_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Samuel Holloway Bowers was a leader of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a militant Mississippi offshoot of the Ku Klux Klan. The former Imperial Wizard, who was serving a life sentence for the 1966 bombing death of civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer, died in a state penitentiary of cardiac arrest on Sunday, November 5, 2006, aged 82. In the documentary "Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History" on the History Channel, C Edward Foster, the Grand Dragon of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan referred to Bowers as "the greatest Klan leader who ever lived."
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The White League was a white paramilitary group which was established in 1874 in Louisiana and operated during Reconstruction. It was described as "the military arm of the Democratic Party" and contributed to its taking over control of the Louisiana Legislature. After white Democrats regained power, White Leagues were absorbed into state militias and the National Guard. Although sometimes linked to the secret vigilante groups of the Ku Klux Klan and Knights of the White Camellia, the White League and other paramilitary groups marked a significant difference. They operated openly, solicited coverage from newspapers, and the men's identities were generally known. Similar groups were the Red Shirts, started in Mississippi in 1875 and active in South Carolina.
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Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror