Kill Em and Leave

Written By James McBride
Kill  Em and Leave
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 05 April 2016
  • ISBN : 0679645624
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 75 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Kill Em and Leave written by James McBride which was release on 05 April 2016, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: “You won’t leave this hypnotic book without feeling that James Brown is still out there, howling.”—The Boston Globe From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, and Five-Carat Soul Kill ’Em and Leave is more than a book about James Brown. Brown embodied the contradictions of American life: He was an unsettling symbol of the tensions between North and South, black and white, rich and poor. After receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth, James McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown. McBride’s travels take him to forgotten corners of Brown’s never-before-revealed history, illuminating not only our understanding of the immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated Godfather of Soul, but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown’s enduring legacy. Praise for Kill ’Em and Leave “A tour de force of cultural reportage.”—The Seattle Times “Thoughtful and probing.”—The New York Times Book Review “Masterly . . . powerful.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “McBride provides something lacking in most of the books about James Brown: an intimate feeling for the musician, a veracious if inchoate sense of what it was like to be touched by him. . . . It may be as close [to ‘the real James Brown’] as we’ll ever get.”—David Hajdu, The Nation “A feat of intrepid journalistic fortitude.”—USA Today “[McBride is] the biographer of James Brown we’ve all been waiting for. . . . McBride’s true subject is race and poverty in a country that doesn’t want to hear about it, unless compelled by a voice that demands to be heard.”—Boris Kachka, New York “Illuminating . . . engaging.”—The Washington Post “A gorgeously written piece of reportage that gives us glimpses of Brown’s genius and contradictions.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

Kill Em and Leave

Kill  Em and Leave
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : “You won’t leave this hypnotic book without feeling that James Brown is still out there, howling.”—The Boston Globe From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, and Five-Carat Soul Kill ’Em and Leave ...

Kill Em and Leave

Kill  Em and Leave
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : The music of James Brown was almost a genre in its own right, and he was one of the biggest and most influential cultural figures of the twentieth century. But the singer known as the 'Hardest Working Man in Show Business' was also an immensely troubled, misunderstood and complicated man. ...

Five Carat Soul

Five Carat Soul
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : One of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017 “A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best.” —New York Times Book Review From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National ...

The Color of Water

The Color of Water
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-02-07
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction: The modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and that launched James McBride’s literary career. More than two ...

Song Yet Sung

Song Yet Sung
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-02-05
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from ...

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Miracle at St  Anna
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 271
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : In a historical novel based on events at a small village in Tuscany during World War II, four African American soldiers from the 92nd Division, a band of partisans, and a young Italian boy come together to experience a miracle....

Deacon King Kong

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction Winner of the Gotham Book Prize One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year" Oprah's Book Club Pick Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine A Washington Post ...

The Color of Water

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  • Publisher : Tarcher
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 291
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Summary : An African American man describes life as the son of a white mother and Black father, reflecting on his mother's contributions to his life and his confusion over his own identity...

This Thing Called Life

This Thing Called Life
  • Author : Neal Karlen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : A warm and surprisingly real-life biography, featuring never-before-seen photos, of one of rock’s greatest talents: Prince. Neal Karlen was the only journalist Prince granted in-depth press interviews to for over a dozen years, from before Purple Rain to when the artist changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph. Karlen ...

The Good Lord Bird TV Tie in

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  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong (an Oprah Book Club pick) and The Color of Water comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John ...

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  • Author : Clay Reynolds
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Release Date : 1993-04-01
  • Total pages : 688
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : One of Western fictions most celebrated novelists creates a story filled with all the passions and struggles of the people who forged a new country. Set in the vast grasslands of Texas just after the Civil War, Franklin's Crossing follows former slave and seasoned scout Moses Franklin as he ...

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  • Author : David Weddle
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : “What Citizen Kane was to movie lovers in 1941, The Wild Bunch was to cineastes in 1969,” critic Michael Sragow wrote in the New Yorker. “Its adrenaline rush of revelations seemed to explode the parameters of the screen.” If They Move . . . Kill ‘Em! is the first major biography of David Samuel Peckinpah. ...

Motherwit

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  • Author : Onnie Lee Logan
  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27
  • Total pages : 100
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : "Motherwit" and "common sense" were the watchwords of Onnie Lee Logan's career as a lay midwife in Mobile County, Alabama. Although she received little formal education, endured the Depression and faced a racist society, Onnie Lee Logan experienced her life as the triumphant fulfillment of a dream to be one ...

Get em All Kill em

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  • Author : Bruce Wilshire
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2006-10-02
  • Total pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : To think about genocide and terrorism is to accept an invitation from hell. In fact, hell may be too benign a term since it makes a kind of sense out of genocide and terrorism and ultimately begs the question: What is genocide? What sense does it make to kill or ...

Kill Em with Cayenne

Kill  Em with Cayenne
  • Author : Gail Oust
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2014-12-16
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0679645624
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Summary : Kill 'Em with Cayenne, a brand new finger-lickin' good mystery from Gail Oust, featuring small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott, a smart and spunky amateur sleuth. Spices are flying off the shelves of Spice It Up!, and Piper Prescott couldn't be happier. It's that time of year again—time ...