black hearts

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This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq’s so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts found themselves in arguably the country’s most dangerous location at its most dangerous time. Hit by near-daily mortars, gunfire, and roadside bomb attacks, suffering from a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one Black Heart platoon—1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion—descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality. Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes U.S. forces have committed during the Iraq War—the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her and her family. Three other 1st Platoon soldiers would be overrun at a remote outpost—one killed immediately and two taken from the scene, their mutilated corpses found days later booby-trapped with explosives. Black Hearts is an unflinching account of the epic, tragic deployment of 1st Platoon. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers and first-hand reporting from the Triangle of Death, Black Hearts is a timeless story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare. But it is also a timely warning of new dangers emerging in the way American soldiers are led on the battlefields of the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre : History
Author : Jim Frederick
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2010-02-09
File : 464 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0307450988

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"A reimagining of the origin story of Blackbeard the pirate and his forbidden love affair with a maid in his father's house"--

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Nicole Castroman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-02-09
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781481432696

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A small glimpse into the other side.Unspoken words painted loudly on canvases, bringing shame into the light.This book is a reflection of my world, of my surroundings. It echoes a different type of truth, the uncomfortable kind. It gives voice to the forgotten, it shows the world in the eyes of a black woman, a black man, a black heart.

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Author : Yannie Forest
Publisher :
Release : 2020-03-20
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 1714578488

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At a time when slavery was spreading and the country was steeped in racism, two white men and two black men overcame social barriers and mistrust to form a unique alliance that sought nothing less than the end of all evil. Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, John Stauffer braids together these men's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. Who could imagine that Gerrit Smith, one of the richest men in the country, would give away his wealth to the poor and ally himself with Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave? And why would James McCune Smith, the most educated black man in the country, link arms with John Brown, a bankrupt entrepreneur, along with the others? Distinguished by their interracial bonds, they shared a millennialist vision of a new world where everyone was free and equal. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial communities, forming a new political party, and embracing violence. Their revolutionary ethos bridged the divide between the sacred and the profane, black and white, masculine and feminine, and civilization and savagery that had long girded western culture. In so doing, it embraced a malleable and "black-hearted" self that was capable of violent revolt against a slaveholding nation, in order to usher in a kingdom of God on earth. In tracing the rise and fall of their prophetic vision and alliance, Stauffer reveals how radical reform helped propel the nation toward war even as it strove to vanquish slavery and preserve the peace.

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Genre : History
Author : John Stauffer
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
File : 379 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780674043961

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Do you understand now why I have no need for mirrors? My memory - the curse of all sinners, even those who feel only occasional remorse - is flawless. When I look into it I see what I really am... Look into the mirror Discover the colour of your heart From the author of the bestselling The Last Time I Saw Mother comes a compelling story of dark emotions and dreadful longing. On her grandmother's death, Christina Hidalgo receives an unexpected legacy - the sprawling mansion Casa Aragon, her childhood home; the prison she escaped from six years ago. It is a poisoned gift: filled with angry memories, fears and sadnesses. And yet Christina accepts it. For the time is now ripe for revenge and this house is a weapon she intends to wield against her beautiful, vain and scheming sister Serena; her grandmother's favourite, her grandmother's creation. But in the dark rooms of Casa Aragon, Christina must confront and overcome not only her manipulative sister, but her formidable grandmother who seeks to rule them both from the grave. Then finally she must stand before the priceless Medina mirror that has gazed upon this family for generations and discover the true colour of her own heart...

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Genre : Domestic fiction
Author : Arlene J. Chai
Publisher :
Release : 2000
File : 406 Pages
ISBN-13 : IND:30000078425000

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Black Hearts: The Development of Black Sexuality in America examines both the historical aspect of Blacks and sexuality as well as other sexual and relationship issues facing Blacks in America today such as Black skin color (light vs. dark), Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Blacks, Black gays, lesbians and Homophobia, Black sexual relationships and Black sexual stereotypes and their effect on Black Sexuality.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : III Myers
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2003
File : 244 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781412003766

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A city seethes with racial tension, and a political fixer tries to keep the peace In a forgotten neighborhood of downtown Banbury, Harlan James preaches the revolution, teaching young black men and women to stand up for their rights. According to the district attorney, he’s also been teaching them to make bombs. This is a lie, a political ploy designed to undermine the radical leader and maintain Banbury’s status quo. But no matter how tightly the authorities frame James, revolution is coming—and the streets will run with blood. As the city verges on chaos, the governor asks his top troubleshooter, Mike McCall, to keep an eye on James’s trial. When James skips bail, the city’s most violent citizens—black and white—threaten to riot. To save the city from destroying itself, McCall must find James and unravel the chilling mystery of the Black Hearts.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ellery Queen
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2015-09-29
File : 185 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781504019972

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"Simon paid off the driver and turned to follow Mrs Twite. But she seemed to have locked the door behind her and, as he rattled the latch unavailingly and then rapped the locker, something dark and suffocating was forced down over his head and a pair of hands gripped his throat." Simon, coming to London to study painting with his old friend Dr Field, finds he has vanished without trace. Determined to discover what lies behind his disappearance, Simon is trapped in a fiendish plot. Why has his landlord got guns in his cellar and how does one deal with his irrepressible daughter, Dido . . .?

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Joan Aiken
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-12-31
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781409014904

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Genre : American poetry
Author : Amiri Baraka
Publisher :
Release : 1967
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1050144160

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Black Hearts - Golden Wings is a gripping saga of two young lovers set against the daredevil flying days of early crop dusting. It is the time of hotrods and rock-n-roll. A bittersweet romance between Jack, a young pilot, and Sheila, his amorous high school beauty, is a carefully kept secret from her parents. Late night rendezvous, impassioned love, and a rival for the young girl's heart bring an explosive atmosphere to each chapter. Between family confrontations, Jack and the pilots of his father's business cheat death on a daily basis. Flying just feet off the ground, using venerable, patched-together bi-plane trainers of World War II, they spray and dust the crops of California's fertile San Joaquin Valley. In nerve-shattering aerial sequences you will fly along with these brave and brash aviators of a bygone era. Your emotions will be torn by suspense, love, betrayal, and tragedy. Through all the turmoil, the fervent love of two young rebels must find a way to endure.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Leon E. Emo
Publisher : America Star Books
Release : 2002-06
File : 194 Pages
ISBN-13 : 144894824X

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