6 Stones for Goliath: Based on the Life of Charles and Gene Arline

6 Stones for Goliath: Based on the Life of Charles and Gene Arline

by Charles Arline
6 Stones for Goliath: Based on the Life of Charles and Gene Arline

6 Stones for Goliath: Based on the Life of Charles and Gene Arline

by Charles Arline


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Embark on the true journey spanning seven decades as childhood sweethearts Charles and Gene build a life that leaves an indelible mark on those near them. The true basis of the box office hit, "Philadelphia."

Behind the ongoing legal fight against a discriminatory firing, is a heartwarming story that highlights the traditional values of family, love, community, and respect, all while providing aromatic memories of good old fashioned soul food.

The pandemic hits hard, and Gene tragically passes away from a non-COVID-19 illness. During the funeral, Charles begins to relive their life of love, angst, and tragedy.

The narrative then delves into the nine-year war that Charles and Gene fought against the school board, which resulted in six true to life court cases, ultimately fought on the battlefield of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The story highlights how the State Health Department exposed Gene's medical records to the public through local news outlets, a move that spurred Charles and Gene to stand up for their family and name. The precedent-setting Arline vs. Nassau County School Board of Education case resulted in a true-to-life 7-2 victory, including Judges Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, William Rehnquist, and more.

This landmark case not only broke down barriers for the disabled and disenfranchised citizens of the US but also crossed cultural boundaries. The novel provides a rare look at an African American couple, who were transported into a fight against the machine, where justice was the true issue, rather than politics, race, or religion.

6 Stones for Goliath is a powerful narrative that weaves a vision of unity, highlighting the importance of fighting for justice and breaking down barriers, while reminding readers of the true values of love, family, and community

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798822925861
Publisher: Palmetto Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2023
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Charles Arline, a native of Jacksonville, FL, brings a wealth of life experiences and a captivating storytelling ability. Having traversed the globe, he's accumulated a tapestry of tales that he now shares.As a devoted father of three, he finds immense joy in his new role as a doting grandfather. Retired and content, Charles indulges his passions for bird watching, fishing, photography, and videography.The pain of bidding farewell to his beloved wife during the COVID-19 era sparked a profound desire within him to tell his story. Charles believes that now is the opportune moment to reveal his narrative.
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