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Denver Nicks

Denver Nicks the author of Private. He is a journalist who has worked in the United States, Europe, Central America, and East Asia. He has reported on the environment, economics, politics, and culture. His work has been featured in AlterNet, Daily Beast, High Country News, Newsbreak, This Land, and other publications.
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Conviction (4 Formats) ›
By Denver Nicks, By John Nicks
Cloth Price 26.99

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Published Jun 2019

On New Year’s Eve, 1939, Elmer Rogers and his wife, Marie, were preparing for bed when a shotgun blast sent buckshot deep into Elmer's rib cage. When Marie ran from the room, screaming for help, a second gunshot erupted. The eldest Rogers child grabbed his baby brother and ran while the middle child clung to the bed frame, paralyzed with terror. The intruders poured coal oil around the house and set fire to the front door before escaping. Within a matter of days, investigators identified several suspects: convicts who had been at a craps game with Rogers the night before. Also at the craps game was a young black farmer named W. D. Lyons. As anger at authorities grew, political pressure mounted to find a villain. The governor's representative settled on Lyons, who was arrested, tortured into signing a confession, and tried for the murder. The NAACP's new Legal Defense and Education Fund sent its young chief counsel, Thurgood Marshall, to take part in the trial. The NAACP desperately needed money, and Marshall was convinced that the Lyons case could be a fundraising boon for both the state and national organizations. It was. The case went on to the US Supreme Court, and the NAACP raised much-needed money from the publicity. Conviction is the story of Lyons v. Oklahoma, the oft-forgotten case that set Marshall and the NAACP on the path that led ultimately to victory in Brown v. Board of Education and the accompanying social revolution in the United States.
Hot Sauce Nation
Hot Sauce Nation (4 Formats) ›
By Denver Nicks
Trade Paper Price 17.99

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Published Oct 2016

Hot Sauce Nation is a red-hot ride through the story of hot sauce in America. Why should the world’s most painful food have inspired such adoration in the USA? While chili pepper-based sauces have transformed cuisines worldwide, successive waves of immigrants landing in the New World have turned up the heat on the American palette with their native pungent sauces. Today, the fast-growing hot sauce industry has made it into everything from salsa to barbecue, buffalo wings, chocolates, and cocktails, inspiring passionate romances and changing people’s lives along the way. With fascinating detours into science, history, and current events, as well as stories of the people who make, use, sell, and love hot sauce, this flavorful volume explores the unique hold the condiment has on the American heart.
Private (4 Formats) ›
By Denver Nicks
Cloth Price 24.95

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Published Jun 2012

Providing insight into Chelsea Manning's background, this biography paints a nuanced portrait that disputes her depiction in the mainstream media. As the alleged source to WikiLeaks for the biggest breach of military security in American history, Chelsea Manning has been inaccurately described as a combative outcast, a bullied and embittered homosexual, and a loser grasping for notoriety; however, this exploration into her past depicts a young woman haunted by demons and driven by hope, forced into an ethically fraught situation by a dysfunctional military bureaucracy. The Manning this book uncovers is impulsive and cocky, yet idealistic enough to follow her conscience. In leaking a vast collection of American secrets, she thought she was doing the right thing. Her story is one of global significance, and yet she remains an enigma. Now, for the first time, the full truth will be told about a woman who, at the age of only 22, changed the world.