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SWEET HELL INSIDE: THE RISE OF

ISBN: 9780060505905, Title: SWEET HELL INSIDE: THE RISE OF
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From National Book Award winner Edward Ball comes "The Sweet Hell Inside, " the story of the fascinating Harleston family of South Carolina, the progeny of a Southern gentleman and his slave, who cast off their blemished roots and prospered despite racial barriers. Enhanced by recollections from the family's archivist, eighty-four-year-old Edwina Harleston Whitlock -- whose bloodline the author shares." The Sweet Hell Inside" features a celebrated portrait artist whose subjects included industrialist Pierre du Pont; a black classical composer in the Lost Generation of 1920s Paris; and an orphanage founder who created the famous Jenkins Orphanage Band, a definitive force in the development of ragtime and jazz.

With evocative and engrossing storytelling, Edward Ball introduces a cast of historical characters rarely seen before: cultured, vain, imperfect, rich, and black -- a family of eccentrics who defied social convention and flourished.

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  • Publisher:HARPER COLLINS
  • Binding: Trade Paper
  • ISBN-13:9780060505905
  • ISBN-10: 0060505907