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The Resource Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters

Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters

Label
Underground airlines
Title
Underground airlines
Statement of responsibility
Ben H. Winters
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smart phones, social networking, and happy meals--save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred. A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right--with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. A mystery to himself, Victor suppresses his memories of his childhood on a plantation, and works to infiltrate the local cell of a abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines. Tracking Jackdaw through the back rooms of churches, empty parking garages, hotels, and medical offices, Victor believes he's hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child who may be Victor's salvation. Victor himself may be the biggest obstacle of all--though his true self remains buried, it threatens to surface.Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But in pursuing Jackdaw, Victor discovers secrets at the core of the country's arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost. Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Winters, Ben H
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3623.I6735
LC item number
U53 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by William Demeritt
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DeMeritt, William
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  • Bounty hunters
  • Slavery
  • Conspiracies
  • Books on compact disc, Unabridged
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (approximately 9.5 hr)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478916741
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbu99
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • sky283049054
  • 933148
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (approximately 9.5 hr)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478916741
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbu99
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • sky283049054
  • 933148
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      5000 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50310, US
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