Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes
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Cotton Comes to Harlem
By Chester Himes

Cotton Comes to Harlem

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Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes

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Bible 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 Details

ISBN: 9780394759999
ISBN-10: 0394759990
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 11mm)
Pages: 159
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Chester Himes

Heat's on by Chester Himes Heat's on, Paperback (May 2011)

Detectives Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones have lost two criminals. Pinky ran off - but it shouldn't be hard to track down a giant albino in Harlem. Jake the dwarf drug dealer, though, isn't coming back - he died after Grave Digger punched him in the stomach. And the dwarf's death might cost them both their badges.

All Shot Up by Chester Himes All Shot Up, Paperback (May 2011)

A golden Cadillac big enough to cross the ocean has been seen sailing along the streets of Harlem. A hit-and-run victim's been hit so hard she got embedded in the wall of a convent. A shootout with three heistmen dressed as cops has left an important politician in a coma - and a lot of money missing.

Rage in Harlem by 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.

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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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