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Black&Blue, as the name implies is a play on words; it illustrates in many ways how life beats up on us all, yet at the same time portrays the desperate treatment and history of minorities in the American justice system. The storied theme questions whether society has evolved in America over the last hundrred years, yet through love and enduring sacrifice shows that its within us all to make a change. Black & Blue is a historic struggle of one man against the system, the way its always been, sexist ...
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Overview

Black&Blue, as the name implies is a play on words; it illustrates in many ways how life beats up on us all, yet at the same time portrays the desperate treatment and history of minorities in the American justice system. The storied theme questions whether society has evolved in America over the last hundrred years, yet through love and enduring sacrifice shows that its within us all to make a change. Black & Blue is a historic struggle of one man against the system, the way its always been, sexist ideals, the good old boy system, religion, God and a body and mind that like so many of us, simply can't take it anymore. A dramatic compilation of stories ranging from crime and those who commit such acts to the raising of girls as a single parent are brought together with one theme, redemption of self and the answers to life's roadmaps. Through the ups and downs of life, making a living and raising three young ladies as a single parent the reader will see their own lives in police officer Davids Rhodes struggles. Raw humanity and inhumanity of mankind are a common theme, with the common questions of life ever present. What to do now? Where do I go? I can't do this anymore! In the end the answers to the questions, and with those answers the redemptive solice that its already worked out and everything will be OK.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013666344
  • Publisher: David Rhodes
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 905,678
  • File size: 7 MB

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Having found out what to do my poor, poor little girls are grown now, married and have children of thier own. Hindsight being 20/20 as they say, sheds light on what to do next. David Rhodes, the father of many children and grandchildrren now, is remarried and living in Michigan with his wife. After finding out where to go and what to do he sits without worry anxiously awaiting the next turn of the table of life, knowing it will be alright. Laughing at the trials and tribulations of those around him who just refuse to see the answer in front of them.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Well, someone is an angry, bitter, old wrinkled divorcee who app

    Well, someone is an angry, bitter, old wrinkled divorcee who apparently doesn't read well. No wonder you completely missed the point and or theme of the stories and how the bad language changes from beginning to end to show transformation. How the publisher chose to leave just a few typos to show the natural imperfection of life, which is explained in the opening. I can definitely see some psychological projections from Tan4trip and want to encourage you to keep reading, find someone to help with the big words, keep up the therapy and in following the overall theme of the book, life will work itself out and everything will be ok, guaranteed. Hindsight, as artisitcally portrayed in these writings guarantees that someday you will triumph, maybe even get to see your children. Inspiration is found within the overall theme of redemption, and deliverance from the hard times, any hard times. How much is embellished, look it up in the public records.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    I received this book from the author and read it on vacation. I

    I received this book from the author and read it on vacation. It was initially hard to get used to the typos, spelling errors, and rambling tone of the book, but after a few chapters, it just seemed normal. I could have done without all the swearing - or at least cut it in half. The premise was intriguing, but some good editing would have really helped the true story of the book shine. And, after talking to some people who know the author personally, I am left wondering how much of this is true and how much was embellished for the book. I understand that a single father left to raise three girls is not the norm, but I did end up feeling like the author bashed on women a bit. Upon finishing the book, I was left with the feeling that the author wrote the book as an assignment from his therapist to vent his anger. I didn't feel enlightened, encouraged, or uplifted - just disturbed and confused. If I was supposed to learn something from reading the book - the message was lost amid the ramblings. I think you could cut the book in half, get your message across, and make it into a good read. Also - the cover illustration really looks like a member of the Blue Man Group. I'd suggest changing the image to a more appropriate illustration.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    Good Book

    This book was disturbing to where I couldn't put it down...what an emotional roller coaster this man and his girls were on..Trying to be a good Dad and a good Cop and all the obstacles that were put in front of him. A true test of dignity and character.

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

    highly recommend this book

    awesome book. raw and intelligent. excellent read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Annonamous

    This book shows how some people fall in love and become completely blind tohow messed up their spouse is blind love people call it and wheen its a woman that messes up and the man has to step forward how no one believes a word he says from the courts to people u work with how hard it is be a single father and try your hardest to rise 3 children on your own when the world turns their back on u. The city of saginaw or saginasty which it definitly earned that title not by the people but by the people who run they should ne ran out of town and be replaced by the people they hurt . This book is one of the best books ive come a crossed in a very long time

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