The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story

The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story

by David Crow

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WINNER OF THE SPUR AWARD FOR BEST WESTERN FIRST NONFICTION BOOK • FINALIST FOR THE SPUR AWARD FOR BEST WESTERN CONTEMPORARY NONFICTION • IPPY SILVER AWARD FOR BEST MEMOIR • NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR BEST MEMOIR (OVERCOMING ADVERSITY)

A violent ex-con forces his son to commit crimes in this unforgettable memoir about family and survival

"Cinematically gripping."--Kirkus Reviews

Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad, a self-taught Cherokee who loved to tell his children about his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies--even murder. Intimidating David with beatings, Thurston coerced his son into doing his criminal bidding. David's mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn't protect him.

Through sheer determination, and with the help of a few angels along the way, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to refuse his father's criminal demands, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a deadly showdown with Thurston Crow. David would have only twenty-four hours to outsmart his father-the brilliant, psychotic man who bragged that the three years he spent in the notorious San Quentin State Prison had been the easiest time of his life.

Raw and palpable, The Pale-Faced Lie is an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the strength of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997487152
Publisher: Sandra Jonas Publishing House
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 29,728
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

David Crow spent his early years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. Through grit, resilience, and a thirst for learning, he managed to escape his abusive childhood, graduate from college, and build a successful lobbying firm in Washington, DC. Today, David is a sought-after speaker, giving talks to various organizations around the world. Throughout the years, he has mentored over 200 college interns, performed pro bono service for the charitable organization Save the Children, and participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. An advocate for women, he will donate a percentage of his royalties from "The Pale-Faced Lie" to Barrett House, a homeless shelter for women in Albuquerque. David and his wife, Patty, live in the suburbs of DC.

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