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Killing The Messenger

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Author: Thomas Peele
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307717577
Size: 31.96 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Book Description: When a nineteen-year-old member of a Black Muslim cult assassinated Oakland newspaper editor Chauncey Bailey in 2007—the most shocking killing of a journalist in the United States in thirty years—the question was, Why? “I just wanted to be a good soldier, a strong soldier,” the killer told police. A strong soldier for whom? Killing the Messenger is a searing work of narrative nonfiction that explores one of the most blatant attacks on the First Amendment and free speech in American history and the small Black Muslim cult that carried it out. Award-winning investigative reporter Thomas Peele examines the Black Muslim movement from its founding in the early twentieth century by a con man who claimed to be God, to the height of power of the movement’s leading figure, Elijah Muhammad, to how the great-grandson of Texas slaves reinvented himself as a Muslim leader in Oakland and built the violent cult that the young gunman eventually joined. Peele delves into how charlatans exploited poor African Americans with tales from a religion they falsely claimed was Islam and the years of bloodshed that followed, from a human sacrifice in Detroit to police shootings of unarmed Muslims to the horrible backlash of racism known as the “zebra murders,” and finally to the brazen killing of Chauncey Bailey to stop him from publishing a newspaper story. Peele establishes direct lines between the violent Black Muslim organization run by Yusuf Bey in Oakland and the evangelicalism of the early prophets and messengers of the Nation of Islam. Exposing the roots of the faith, Peele examines its forerunner, the Moorish Science Temple of America, which in the 1920s and ’30s preached to migrants from the South living in Chicago and Detroit ghettos that blacks were the world’s master race, tricked into slavery by white devils. In spite of the fantastical claims and hatred at its core, the Nation of Islam was able to build a following by appealing to the lack of identity common in slave descendants. In Oakland, Yusuf Bey built a cult through a business called Your Black Muslim Bakery, beating and raping dozens of women he claimed were his wives and fathering more than forty children. Yet, Bey remained a prominent fixture in the community, and police looked the other way as his violent soldiers ruled the streets. An enthralling narrative that combines a rich historical account with gritty urban reporting, Killing the Messenger is a mesmerizing story of how swindlers and con men abused the tragedy of racism and created a radical religion of bloodshed and fear that culminated in a journalist’s murder. THOMAS PEELE is a digital investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group and the Chauncey Bailey Project. He is also a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism. His many honors include the Investigative Reporters and Editors Tom Renner Award for his reporting on organized crime, and the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage. He lives in Northern California.


Killing The Messenger

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Author: David Brock
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455533742
Size: 49.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: David Brock is the ultimate happy warrior. Once a leading right-wing hit man, Brock is now the Left's pre-eminent defender and truth-teller. In this incisive, personal account, Brock disarms the major tentacles of the Republican Leviathan: the Koch Brothers, the Clinton haters, and the Fox Noise Machine. With the acumen of a seasoned political player, Brock takes readers inside his Democratic war rooms and their 24/7 battles with right-wing forces for control of the story lines and messages that will decide the 2016 election. And he chronicles his own evolution from lead Clinton attack-dog to one of Hillary Clinton's fiercest defenders as he knocks down the conservative case against her. Finally, Killing the Messenger provides the no holds barred playbook for what the new right-wing conspirators will do in this election cycle to tear apart the electorate-and what good, engaged, and informed citizens can do to stop them.


Alles Zerf Llt

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Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104007365
Size: 34.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Der Afrika-Roman, der die moderne afrikanische Literatur begründete und die Weltliteratur prägte – endlich in neuer Übersetzung! Chinua Achebe erzählt von Verrat und Rache, von Leidenschaften, die keine Ruhe finden, und von Sehnsüchten, die keine Zukunft haben. Okonkwo, stark und jähzornig, stösst sich an den strengen Stammesregeln und zerbricht an dem Regime der britischen Kolonialherren. In seinem Meisterwerk beschreibt Achebe den Konflikt einer archaischen Kultur in einer Sprache, die rituell-sprichwörtlich, dokumentarisch und elementar poetisch ist: Mit diesem Roman erhielt der Kontinent eine Stimme.


Killing The Messenger

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Author: Christopher Wallace
Publisher: Cargo Publishing
ISBN: 0956613543
Size: 20.24 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: Politicians control the country. Now they want to control your mind... It's the near future and a beleaguered UK Prime Minister resigns, making way for a surprise and triumphal return by his charismatic predecessor. The nation's mental 'well-being' is placed at the top of the political agenda and the party's rising star, Dr Greig Hynd, is catapulted into high office to lead the flagship policy. Meanwhile advertising executive, Calum Begg, has stumbled on mass communication techniques whose extraordinary results promise unlimited power to anyone ruthless enough to use them. One man will take that risk and another will sacrifice everything to try and stop him. Award-winning author, Christopher Wallace, uses his insider's knowledge of government advertising to create a wholly credible conspiracy, brilliantly satirising those who serve power and those who pursue it. 'You shiver at how close to the truth this might be. Wallace takes you on a dark rush from complacency to complicity... before chaos reins.' -Karen Campbell, author of The Twilight Time, Shadow Play and After the Fire


Der Joker

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Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641034167
Size: 72.35 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 448
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Book Description: Rätselhaft und spannend bis zur letzten Zeile In Eds Briefkasten liegt – eine Spielkarte. Ein Karoass. Darauf stehen drei Adressen. Die Neugier treibt ihn hin zu diesen Orten, doch was er dort sieht, bestürzt ihn zutiefst: drei unerträglich schwere Schicksale, Menschen, die sich nicht selbst aus ihrem Elend befreien können. Etwas in Ed schreit: »Du musst handeln! Tu endlich was!« Dreimal fasst er sich ein Herz, dreimal verändert er Leben. Da flattert ihm die nächste Karte ins Haus. Wieder und wieder ergreift Ed die Initiative – doch wer ihn auf diese eigenartige Mission geschickt hat, ist ihm völlig schleierhaft. • Voll Weisheit, Leidenschaft und Güte • Ein Panorama menschlicher Schicksale, mitreißend und herzergreifend erzählt • Ausgezeichnet mit dem Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2007


Killing The Messenger

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Author: William McBride
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781864120158
Size: 40.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Drugs
Languages : en
Pages : 287
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Die Gabe Des Boten

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Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783551581402
Size: 48.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Community life
Languages : en
Pages : 191
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Book Description: In this novel Matty, a young member of a utopian community that values honesty, conceals an emerging healing power that he cannot explain or understand.


Killing The Messenger

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Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275987862
Size: 17.15 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 161
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Book Description: Reveals the dangerous new face of war and journalism, with an emphasis on recent Middle East conflicts in Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq.


Killing The Messenger

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Author: Tom Goldstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231118330
Size: 28.35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 289
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Book Description: An anthology of some of the most provocative writing that has been done in this century about the press, this volume includes articles by Walter Lippman, Clifton Daniel, John Hersey, Louis Brandeis, Upton Sinclair, and others.


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Size: 32.49 MB
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Category : Government and the press
Languages : en
Pages : 74
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K Nig Oedipus

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Author: Sophocles
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 12.92 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 109
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