Death in the Delta

With five tours of Vietnam and 257 combat missions under his belt, Navy SEAL Gary R. Smith has witnessed hell itself. DEATH IN THE DELTA covers his third and fourth tours in Nam.

Author: Alan Maki

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307788498

Category: History

Page: 264

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Mankind is a predator by nature and a hunter by instinct. I loved to hunt. It was in my blood. And I was now ready to head back to the bush, to hunt the biggest game in the world--man. With five tours of Vietnam and 257 combat missions under his belt, Navy SEAL Gary R. Smith has witnessed hell itself. DEATH IN THE DELTA covers his third and fourth tours in Nam. From Cam Ranh Bay to Nam Canh to night insertions into Cambodia, he served as SEAL adviser to volatile Vietnamese special forces, including the fierce PRUs (Provincial Reconnaissance Units), Biet Hai, and Regional Forces. Often accompanying their missions, Smith vividly captures the nightmare of a jungle war, whether staging sudden deadly ambushes or sitting silently for hours soaking in mosquito-infested swamps. It wasn't pretty, but Smith makes no apologies for himself or his fellow warriors in this no-holds-barred account. For him, its a privilege and honor to pass on a small part of the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs experience as he saw it in Vietnam.
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A Death in the Delta

Looks at racial attitudes in the 1950s, and discuss the impact of Till's murder on the federal government and the Civil Rights movement

Author: Stephen J. Whitfield

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801843266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

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Looks at racial attitudes in the 1950s, and discuss the impact of Till's murder on the federal government and the Civil Rights movement
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Death of a Delta

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ISBN: OCLC:14035281

Category: Peace River (B.C. and Alta.)

Page: 38

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Death in the Delta

Death in the Delta tells the story of one woman's search for the truth behind a closely held, sixty-year old family secret.

Author: Molly Walling

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617036101

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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Growing up, Molly Walling could not fathom the source of the dark and intense discomfort in her family home. Then in 2006 she discovered her father’s complicity in the murder of two black men on December 12, 1946, in Anguilla, deep in the Mississippi Delta. Death in the Delta tells the story of one woman’s search for the truth behind a closely held, sixty-year old family secret. Though the author’s mother and father decided that they would protect their three children from that past, its effect was profound. When the story of a fatal shoot-out surfaced, apprehension turned into a devouring need to know. Each of Walling’s trips from North Carolina to the Delta brought unsettling and unexpected clues. After a hearing before an all-white grand jury, her father’s case was not prosecuted. Indeed, it appeared as if the incident never occurred, and he resumed his life as a small-town newspaper editor. Yet family members of one of the victims tell her their stories. A ninety-three-year-old black historian and witness gives context and advice. A county attorney suggests her family’s history of commingling with black women was at the heart of the deadly confrontation. Firsthand the author recognizes how privilege, entitlement, and racial bias in a wealthy, landed southern family resulted in a deadly abuse of power followed by a stifling, decades-long cover up. Death in the Delta is a deeply personal account of a quest to confront a terrible legacy. Against the advice and warnings of family, Walling exposes her father’s guilty agency in the deaths of Simon Toombs and David Jones. She also exposes his gift as a writer and creative thinker. The author, grappling with wrenching issues of family and honor, was long conflicted about making this story public. But her mission became one of hope that confronting the truth might somehow move others toward healing and reconciliation.
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Life and Death in the Delta

In the Delta and in other black-belt districts, the cheating of workers by white farmers was enforced through ... and Bill of Rights could result in an individual's death, and a general destruction visited upon his or her family.

Author: K. Rogers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403982957

Category: History

Page: 214

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Terrorism, black poverty, and economic exploitation produced a condition of collective trauma and social suffering for thousands of black Deltans in the Twentieth Century. Based on oral histories with African American activists and community leaders, this work reveals the impact of that oppression.
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