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By Jeffrey Archer

October 2012 Retail ePub. brief tale collection

Ordinary Heros,
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The bestselling writer of Kane & Abel, The Prodigal Daughter and Honor between Thieves once more astonishes, delights, and electrifies his legions of fans.

From London to China, and big apple to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a journey of historical heirlooms and smooth romance, of cutthroat company and kindly strangers, of lives lived within the geographical regions of energy and lives free of the gloom of oppression. Fortunes are made and squandered, honor betrayed and redeemed, and love misplaced and rediscovered.

Embracing the passions that force women and men to like and to hate, the quick tales in A Quiver filled with Arrows will captivate the hearts and souls of readers of all over the place.

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Pennington was a well-known abolitionist minister and one of the most educated and literate black men of his time. His narrative, which is concerned primarily with questions of property and ownership, eloquently relates a thrilling and at times droll escape from bondage that shows he was as resourceful and inventive as any trickster-slave. FM-Slaves_FM-Slaves 2/21/11 4:50 PM Page xxxiv xxxiv Introduction • Solomon Northup was a free black man of New York who was kidnapped, sold, and held as a slave in one of the remotest regions of the South for a period of twelve years.

The Experiences of Thomas H. Jones, who was a Slave for Forty-Three Years also begins, “I was born a slave. ” As James Olney points out, “Escaped slaves . . ) The selection of the narratives is necessarily a personal one. A number of factors went into it; in order of importance, they are: readability, literary quality, historical importance, authenticity, relevance, uniqueness, length, and scarcity. A few words are in order about each of these criteria. The first, readability, is no doubt the most subjective.

Washington. The anthology includes two narratives—those of J. D. Green and William Parker—that have never been reprinted in full, and close to half of them are currently out of print elsewhere. I read and reread dozens of narratives before making the final selection, and I regret that for reasons of space I was unable to include the narratives of Venture Smith, Solomon Bayley, Mary Prince, James Williams (1838), Lunsford Lane, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass (My Bondage and My Freedom, 1855), Austin Steward, Elizabeth Keckley, and Louis Hughes.

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