Description - Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes
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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(203mm x 133mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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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.