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The valley of the shadow of death : a tale of tragedy and redemption, Kermit Alexander, Alex Gerould, and Jeff Snipes

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The valley of the shadow of death : a tale of tragedy and redemption
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The valley of the shadow of death
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a tale of tragedy and redemption
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Kermit Alexander, Alex Gerould, and Jeff Snipes
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eng
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"In this heart-wrenching memoir, former NFL star Kermit Alexander tells the devastating true story of the horrific massacre of his family and his subsequent years of despair, followed by a spiritual renewal that showed him a way to rebuild his family and reclaim his life. On the morning of August 31, 1984, in the South Central section of Los Angeles, three armed men broke into a house, brutally murdering two women and two young boys. The victims were Ebora Alexander, Dietra Alexander, Damani Garner, and Damon Bonner - the mother, sister, and nephews of retired All-Pro cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers Kermit Alexander. In his own words, Kermit Alexander finally shares the full story of what happened to his loved ones and the aftermath of that tragic day. He recounts the hours leading up to the massacre, and how afterward he lost himself in the LA underworld, pleading, bribing, and threatening in a search for answers. He describes his journey through the "wilderness" of despair - the years of isolation living out of his car, broke, depressed, and sick. We also learn about his coming-of-age in 1950s LA, the following decade he spent in the NFL, the events leading up to that fateful August day, and finally the shocking truth behind the murders. Kermit opens up about his darkest hours, but also what it took to turn his life around, rebuild his family, and ultimately find peace. Ominous and intense, powerful and uplifting, tragic and triumphant, The Valley of the Shadow of Death is more than a rendering of one man's adversity; it's testament to the value of family and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming loss."--provided from publisher
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The valley of the shadow of death
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The former NFL star shares the harrowing story of his family's murder and his spiritual recovery, detailing his search for answers in the Los Angeles underworld and his struggles with homelessness and poverty before he found the strength to recover and rebuild
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autobiography
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364
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index present
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HV6534.L7
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A44 2015
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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a tale of tragedy and redemption
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Kermit Alexander, with Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes
The valley of the shadow of death : a tale of tragedy and redemption, Kermit Alexander, Alex Gerould, and Jeff Snipes
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-332) and index
Contents
An empty house -- There were no strangers -- From Jim Crow to Mudtown -- Charcoal Alley -- Mama, go get 'em -- Our family isn't like that -- The hundred-year drive -- I need to go to the hospital -- The lost litter -- Black Tommy, Sweet Daddy -- Eternal rest grant unto them -- Alone -- The mayor wants to see you -- I'm afraid he'll turn into one -- An epidemic of violence -- Hyde Park -- Gladiators, Panthers, and tales from the crypt -- Little Cat Man -- He took a wrong turn -- It went to my heart -- the third man faces death -- Horace vs. Horse -- Nothin' about nothin' -- Kill them all -- Do you know who that is? -- Autumn in Watts -- Born of the /south -- So drive -- Don't cry -- Let him die on the rocks -- The Gray Goose to the AC -- An American tragedy -- To reign in hell -- I cannot forgive the choice -- The dream -- A superhero -- The wilderness -- The land of high mountains -- We can't do this -- We take them all -- News that demands a chair -- Thirty years after -- A full house
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24 cm
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Edition
First Atria Books Hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 352 pages
Isbn
9781476765761
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(OCoLC)894746819

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