Cotton Comes to Harlem
By (author) Chester Himes
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Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes
Book DescriptionBible Flowers is a celebration of the lasting beauty of the language of the Bible and the richness of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. An inspirational accompaniment to the Bible, this delightful book is filled with references to plants, fruits, gardens, and agriculture, from Genesis to the Gospels, and adorned with beautiful manuscript illuminations. The plants -- ranging from herbs to trees, wildflowers to imported, cultivated plants that would have grown 2,000 years ago -- have been the source of much curiosity and interest.The illustrations in Bible Flowers are taken from the most richly decorated manuscripts from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries, painted by Flemish, French, and Italian masters. Now priceless treasures, the original pages from Bibles, Breviaries, Books of Hours, and Psalters are beautifully reproduced in this exquisite collection.Black film-flam man Deke O'Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta's state penitentiary than he's back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa movement he's counting on the big Harlem rally to produce a big collection-for his own private charity. But the take-$87,000-is hijacked by white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that suddenly everybody wants to get his hands on. With Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones on everyone's trail and piecing together the complexity of the scheme, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of Himes's hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780394759999
(203mm x 133mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chester Himes
Rage in Harlem, Paperback (May 2011)
Jackson's woman has found him a foolproof way to make money - a technique for turning ten dollar bills into hundreds. But when the scheme somehow fails, Jackson is left broke, wanted by the police and desperately racing to get back both his money and his loving Imabelle.
Cotton Comes to Harlem, Paperback (May 2011)
A preacher called Deke O'Malley's been selling false hope: the promise of a glorious new life in Africa for just $1,000 a family. But when thieves with machine guns steal the proceeds - and send one man's brain matter flying - the con is up. Now Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed mean to bring the good people of Harlem back their $87,000.
Real Cool Killers, Paperback (May 2011)» View all books by Chester Himes
The night's over for Ulysses Galen. It started going bad for the big Greek when a knife was drawn, then there was an axe, then he was being chased and shot at. Now Galen is lying dead in the middle of a Harlem street. But the night's just beginning for detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson.
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Author Biography - Chester Himes
Chester Himes was born in Missouri in 1909. He began writing while serving a prison sentence for a jewel theft and published just short of twenty novels before his death in 1984. Among his best-known thrillers are "Blind Man with a Pistol," "Cotton Comes to Harlem," " The Crazy Kill," "A Rage in Harlem," "The Real Cool Killers," and "The Heat's On," all available from Vintage.
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