As star players for the 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers, and prior to that as the first black players to be candidates to break professional baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella would seem to be natural allies. But the two men were divided by a rivalry going far beyond the personality differences and petty jealousies of competitive teammates. Behind the bitterness were deep and differing beliefs about the fight for civil rights.
"Great History Lesson,"
This work contains the same stories as Don't Go to Sleep: Tales to Keep You Up, but with four more stories of absolute horror. Don't go to sleep. These 12 tales of terror will surely haunt your dreams. No one awakens from their dark embrace. If your nightmares are not filled with a child murderer and a reanimated, murderous corpse, you will never find rest from the deadly secrets of the past, dismemberment, cannibalism, life after death, body-snatching spirits, or being buried alive. Sleep, if you dare. Run, if you can. You will never be safe again.
Don't go to sleep. These tales will surely haunt your dreams. No one awakens from their dark embrace. If your nightmares are not filled with a child murderer and a reanimated, murderous corpse, you will never find rest from the deadly secrets of the past, dismemberment, or being buried alive. Sleep if you dare. Run if you can. You will never be safe again.
Nunzio Calabrisi is investigating the disappearance of his great-uncle 71 years later. He goes to the one man who was with his uncle when he went missing, while they were on leave during World War II. All that the man can give him is a ring and the skeletal remains of the finger that the ring was on at the time. Nothing makes any sense, and no concrete evidence seems possible to be found. The town where it all occurred seems to be one shrouded in great mystery and intrigue.
He was restless, insecure, lacking the ever-present guidance of a father figure, and always searching for a new friend to fill the void. But for Ricardo Martinez, those early years provided some unforgettable times. In the housing projects of Southern Alabama where he came of age, every day was a new adventure - and neighborhood hijinks were an everyday affair. Now, at forty-eight, Ricardo looks back at some of the most silly, serious, and profound moments from the years he'll never forget.
When he's framed for a crime and facing prison, Trey flees to a Maasai village in Kenya with his English teacher and mentor, Mr. Jackson. Though initially repulsed by the Maasai customs, Trey slowly comes to value their traditions and morals. As he goes through the Maasai warriors' rite of passage becoming one of their own, he learns what Black African culture is truly about.
Why not get two delightfully-frightening horror stories for the price of one? When Marion cut open the tree, all he found of his best friend was a finger, never again, in more than 70 years, any trace of him. Now, that finger is all that he can give to the only other person to ever search for Nunzio Calabrisi.