Bluff City Pawn

Autor: Stephen Schottenfeld
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620406365
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Huddy Marr, the proprietor of Bluff City Pawn shop in Memphis, is good at what he does: he knows jewelry, he knows guns and guitars. But the neighborhood is changing: A blood bank is set to open across the street from the retail space he leases from his brother Joe, and Huddy wants to move to a less seedy part of town. A pawn shop should stay right on the edge of seedy. When a longtime client dies, his widow calls Huddy to come appraise his considerable gun collection. If he can buy up the guns, Huddy knows he can make a killing, possibly change his fortunes for good. But he needs cash up front, and for that he needs Joe. Soon the restless youngest, Harlan, is also involved-they could use the manpower to move the haul-and slowly the brothers' old family dynamics reassert themselves. There is trouble inherent in these wares. There is trouble inherent in this family. And there is something inherent to Memphis . . . something that means a change of fortune can't come easy. Stephen Schottenfeld's first novel is a masterful depiction of a city, a business, and a family. It is an investigation of class and law, ownership and value, loyalty, betrayal, and blood; one that gathers power and resonates long after it's done.

Bluff City Butcher

Autor: Steve Bradshaw
Publisher: Jeff Schlesinger
ISBN: 0985118482
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Forensic pathologist Elliott Sumner learns the connection between himself and a prolific serial killer holds a secret to life. One that people will kill for. The BLUFF CITY BUTCHER steps from the fog ofMemphis urban legend to throw a Midsouth community into unbridled terror that captivates the country and introduces unimaginable consequences for the world. A billionaire family patriarch, a premier biotechnology entrepreneur, and a world renowned forensic pathologist discover they are inextricably linked to a real monster. Their lives of great privilege and rare gifts are defined by weaknesses of the heart until paths converge and each finds what has been missing.

Hannibal Missouri

Autor: Steve Chou
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738520186
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Hannibal, Missouri, founded in 1819 on the Mississippi River, has come a long way from its humble beginnings when it was home to only 30 residents. During the late 1800s, millions of feet of lumber were processed in its mills. By 1905, Hannibal had become a major rail hub, with over 50 passenger trains arriving daily. Today, Hannibal honors the memory of its most famous citizen, Mark Twain, and thrives on the legacy of the everyday people who built this idyllic river town. With over 200 historic photographs, Bluff City Memories explores the town that Twain made famous. These images recall festivals, floods, fires, and buildings that are now long gone. They also document events such as President Theodore Roosevelt's speech to a crowd at Union Station in 1903, and the aftermath of a shootout involving 1930s desperado John Dillinger.

Bluff City

Autor: Ralph Compton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110121984X
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In this Ralph Compton western, a man discovers that Bluff City is the place to find one’s fortune—or one’s grave... Bluff City is a prosperous silver-mining town-and a place of opportunity for those willing to exploit its hard-working citizens. Harve Barker is the wealthiest man in the territory, offering irresistible vices to anyone willing and able to afford them. Outlaw Jesse Stark has grown fond of the town's surrounding mining camps, leading a gang of desperadoes on a violent spree of robberies-and staying one step ahead of the law at all times. Between the megalomaniacal entrepreneur and the brutal bandit stands the enigmatic Clay Adams. And he has a score to settle with both of them. More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.

Malice In Memphis

Autor: Carolyn McSparren
Publisher: Dark Oak Press
ISBN: 9781941754252
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All the stories in Malice In Memphis: Bluff City Mysteries are pure fiction, even if the locations in which they take place aren't. Our mystery writers group, Malice in Memphis, is always looking for interesting local landmarks to use as settings for great mysteries. The characters who inhabit these places in our stories are also fictional, as are the things they do, both good and bad. Mystery writers walk into a room for the first time and consider where we could most efficiently kill somebody in an interesting way. We discuss untraceable poisons in restaurants-and terrify the poor people who wait on us. We wonder whether the beam that runs across the ceiling in church would hold up a hanging corpse, and how long a dagger would have to be to puncture a heart. We are essentially peaceful. We can always bump off unpleasant people in our writing. No reason to do it in actuality. So don't blame the blameless landmarks we've used. Remember, it's all fiction...

Black Power In The Bluff City

Autor: Shirletta J. Kinchen
Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781621901877
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During the civil rights era, Memphis gained a reputation for having one of the South's strongest NAACP branches. But that organization, led by the city's black elite, was hardly the only driving force in the local struggle against racial injustice. In the late sixties, Black Power proponents advocating economic, political, and cultural self-determination effectively mobilized Memphis's African American youth, using an array of moderate and radical approaches to protest and change conditions on their campuses and in the community. While Black Power activism on the coasts and in the Midwest has attracted considerable scholarly attention, much less has been written about the movement's impact outside these hotbeds. In Black Power in the Bluff City, Shirletta J. Kinchen helps redress that imbalance by examining how young Memphis activists, like Coby Smith and Charles Cabbage, dissatisfied by the pace of progress in a city emerging from the Jim Crow era, embraced Black Power ideology to confront such challenges as gross disparities in housing, education, and employment as well as police brutality and harassment. Two closely related Black Power organizations, the Black Organizing Project and the Invaders, became central to the local black youth movement in the late 1960s. Kinchen traces these groups' participation in the 1968 sanitation workers' strike--including the controversy over whether their activities precipitated events that culminated in Martin Luther King's assassination--and their subsequent involvement in War on Poverty programs. The book also shows how Black Power ideology drove activism at the historically black LeMoyne-Owen College, scene of a 1968 administration-building takeover, and at the predominately white Memphis State University, where African American students transformed the campus by creating parallel institutions that helped strengthen black student camaraderie and consciousness in the face of marginalization. Drawing on interviews with activists, FBI files, newspaper accounts from the period, and many other sources, the author persuasively shows not only how an emerging generation helped define the black freedom struggle in Memphis but also how they applied the tenets of Black Power to shape the broader community.

Bluff City

Autor: Preston Lauterbach
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393247923
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Da Bluff City No One Is Straight

Autor: Lafayette Howard
ISBN: 1365677583
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A willy band of sixteen-year old juveniles, raised from the blood and mud up within the Spring Creek Housing Projects. were faced with the unexpected murder of one they deemed as the highest. Through the metamorphosis from boys to ruthless and remorseless killers, they kept one goal in common: "to paint the streets of Memphis red with the Blood of Vengeance." Ty, the head strong, young teenager with a high IQ and street savviness, proved to be a methodical schemer and innovative planner, using his talents for a life of crime. The love of his life, Sophia, insisted that they got out of the hood by means of education and hard work. Choosing his crime filled life over whatever his love offered, Ty orchestrated heist after heist while bodies dropped throughout the city. Ty and his crew had no clue that Detective Rose became entwined within the case she built against them. "As The Dots Began To Connect, The Chess Games Began,"" and it will be revealed why no one remained straight in 'Da Bluff City.