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Carried by Six: A Novel of Urban Bravery in America

Carried by Six: A Novel of Urban Bravery in America

by Allen B. Ballard

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Overview

“ . . . a fast paced, page turning story of a black community determined to rid itself of the drug-driven plague of crime and violence. . . . It entertains, ennobles, and inspires.” —Darlene Clark Hine, co-author, The African-American Odyssey

“Ballard keeps it real and writes with power and authority.” —John Herritage, Staff Inspector (Ret.), New York State Police

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Obie Bullock, leader of a Philadelphia anti-violence group (the Mau-Mau), returns home from his janitor's job early one morning and stumbles upon a crime scene—someone has just slit the throat of a police officer.

Armed with the officer's recovered revolver, Obie, an Iraq war vet, corners and kills the masked assassin, who turns out to be the youngest brother of a powerful, but imprisoned drug dealer.

Demands for revenge follow, sparking the fast-paced action while simultaneously examining the lives of a working-class family struggling to survive in the projects of Philadelphia.

Character-based, authentic, and gripping, this novel exposes the difficulties and danger of working to rid a neighborhood of drugs and violence so that future generations can grow up safe and secure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944072179
Publisher: First Steps Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Allen Ballard, a graduate of Philadelphia's Central High School, Kenyon College, and Harvard University, was formerly a professor of government at City College of New York. He lives in Clifton Park, New York.

His previous works on African-American history-including the renown "One More Day's Journey, a history of Black Philadelphia", have been praised by such literary greats as Ralph Ellison, John A. Williams, and Alex Haley.

His first novel-about the very first African-American troops in the Civil War-"Where I'm Bound", (Simon and Schuster, 2000) won the 'First Novelist' prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and was named a 'Notable Book of the Year' by the Washington Post. He is also the author of "Breaching Jericho's Walls", an autobiography.

"Carried by Six, A Novel of Urban Bravery in America" is the recipient of the 2010 Black Caucus American Literary Award (BCALA) Honorable Mention in Fiction.

Table of Contents

Contents

PRAISE FOR CARRIED BY SIX

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 5

CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER 7

CHAPTER 8

CHAPTER 9

CHAPTER 10

CHAPTER 11

CHAPTER 12

CHAPTER 13

CHAPTER 14

CHAPTER 15

CHAPTER 16

CHAPTER 17

CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 19

CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 21

CHAPTER 22

CHAPTER 23

CHAPTER 24

ABOUT THE AUTHOR