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  • Babjak, Marisa.
    WHITE LIES: A Paloma Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Low Country Publishing, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Debut mystery introducing Paloma, a transplanted Southerner living in California as the novel opens, half Brazilian and half Polish, who works as an expert on security systems for computers. When her best friend, African American police officer Dixie Hightower, is imprisoned in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Paloma returns home to help her friend. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-9675528-0x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30817
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  • THE PLOTTERS. by Carlson, John Roy.
    Carlson, John Roy.
    THE PLOTTERS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1946. Hardcover - Second book by the author of "Under Cover." In this he focuses on his undercover work since V-J day, posing as an 'Anglo-Saxon' veteran. He comments "Even I was alarmed at the scope of anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic, anti-Negro, anti-foreign-born bigotry which I discovered.. . while we have won a war of democracy over fascist evil abroad, we have allowed hate and prejudice to gain a firm foothold at home."INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "to -- with sincere best wishes" and dated in 1947. Index. 408 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in blue cloth (fraying to the ends of the spine, bumping to edges, but sturdy binding, clean contents), lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52009
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  • A SEASON FOR JUSTICE: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees. by Dees, Morris with Steve Fiffer.
    Dees, Morris with Steve Fiffer.
    A SEASON FOR JUSTICE: The Life and Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this man, born in Alabama, who became what Coretta Scott King called "one of the most dedicated and effective civil rights lawyers in US history." Includes accounts of his battles with the Klan, death threats and more.INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To.... Many thanks for your generous support of our work." Photographs. Index. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-671-778757.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50314
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  • THE CHAMBER. by Grisham, John.
    Grisham, John.
    THE CHAMBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fifth novel, involving the final attempt to save the life of a Mississippi Ku Klux Klan member who had, many years later, been sentenced to death for a fatal bombing. 486 pp. ISBN: 0-385-424728.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42000
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  • Hesse, Karen.
    WITNESS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic, (2001.). First edition - Novel written in poetic form (like her Newbery Medal winning "Out of the Dust"), and telling an historically accurate story in 11 voices. In 1924 Vermont, a small town falls under the influence of the Ku Klux Klan; two girls, Leanora Sutter and Esther Hirsh, one black and the other Jewish, are among those who are no longer welcome in their community. An intricately woven story of prejudice, poverty and hope, and ultimately of the beginning of understanding; a story not only of the vicious acts that the Klan was known for, but also for the quiet, but devasting, acts of hatred perpetuated every day against those who are different. 161 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39228
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  • Hesse, Karen.
    WITNESS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic, (2001.). First edition - Novel written in poetic form (like her Newbery Medal winning "Out of the Dust"), and telling an historically accurate story in 11 voices. In 1924 Vermont, a small town falls under the influence of the Ku Klux Klan; two girls, Leanora Sutter and Esther Hirsh, one black and the other Jewish, are among those who are no longer welcome in their community. An intricately woven story of prejudice, poverty and hope, and ultimately of the beginning of understanding; a story not only of the vicious acts that the Klan was known for, but also for the quiet, but devasting, acts of hatred perpetuated every day against those who are different. 161 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 31011
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  • THE KLANSMAN. by Huie, William Bradford.
    Huie, William Bradford.
    THE KLANSMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte Press, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - Described as a "chillingly realistic novel about the role being played by the Ku Klux Klan in the present-day South." Set in a small county in Alabama, just after the Selma march and the murder of Viola Liuzzi, and the Klan has risen again in "self-defense against outside agitators." Basis for the film of the same name, starring Richard Burton, Lee Marvin, and O.J. Simpson. 303 pp

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dust jacket (small stamped prev owner's name on ffep, dj somewhat rubbed)

    Book ID: 46489
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  • THE RAGTIME FOOL. by Karp, Larry.
    Karp, Larry.
    THE RAGTIME FOOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the Ragtime Mystery trilogy, set in 1950 Sedalia, Missouri, where ragtime is making a comeback and plans are underway for a celebration to honor Scott Joplin- INSCRIBED on the title page. Includes a long afterword by the author, a list of ragtime resources and a selected bibliography. 303 pp. ISBN: 9781-590586990.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 78360
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  • THE KING OF RAGTIME. by Karp, Larry.
    Karp, Larry.
    THE KING OF RAGTIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the Ragtime Mystery trilogy, set in 1916 where time is running out for Scott Joplin- INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Includes an afterword by the author, a list of ragtime resources and a selected bibliography. 296 pp. ISBN: 978-1590585269.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80271
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  • Martin, Charles H.
    THE ANGELO HERNDON CASE AND SOUTHERN JUSTICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed and well-researched study of this important, but neglected, 1930s free speech case: Herndon, a young black communist party organizer, "articulate & politically astute", was charged with violating a 1869 Georgia insurrection statute. In 1937, after a 5 year legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the statute unconstitutional. Photographs, bibliography, index. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-01745.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 25807
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  • CARRY ME HOME: Birmingham ,Alabama; The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution. by McWhorter, Diane.
    McWhorter, Diane.
    CARRY ME HOME: Birmingham ,Alabama; The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    New York Simon & Schuster, (2001.). Winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. A definitive study of a cataclysmic year in the Civil Rights struggle - a year that saw fire hoses and police dogs turned on non-violent protestors, the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church which killed 4 young black girls and more. Based on police and FBI documents, interviews with black activists and Ku Klux Klan members. 719 pp with index. ISBN: 0-7432-17721.

    Condition: Very good ( tear at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 28486
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  • HANGING CURVE. by Soos, Troy.
    Soos, Troy.
    HANGING CURVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Mickey Rawlings novel - a story involving the Negro Leagues, set in 1922 in St Louis when the Ku Klux Klan was growing in influence in the Midwest, and of the struggle against Jim Crow laws. After a game between a semi-pro team and a black team, the black pitcher is found hanging on the field. 263 pp. ISBN: 1-575664550.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 73187
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  • HANGING CURVE. by Soos, Troy.
    Soos, Troy.
    HANGING CURVE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Kensington, (1999.). First edition - A Mickey Rawlings novel - a story involving the Negro Leagues, set in 1922 in St Louis when the Ku Klux Klan was growing in influence in the Midwest, and of the struggle against Jim Crow laws. After a game between a semi-pro team and a black team, the black pitcher is found hanging on the field. 263 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57670
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