The Night Inspector

The Night Inspector

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Baker & Taylor
When William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, becomes involved with a Creole prostitute in 1867 New York City, he discovers the continuing underground trade in black people, a case that embroils him with Boston newpaperman Samuel Mordechai and a deputy customs inspector named Herman Melville. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, returns from the battlefields to New York City a hardened man, bent on reversing his fortunes. Much of the lower half of his face was torn apart when he was felled by enemy fire, and he is forced to wear a mask in his post-war life as a New York financial speculator. Despite the solitude of his past life, Bartholomew, once a deadly sniper, now lives among all manner of slum dwellers, thieves, and murderers. As he prowls the city, he becomes involved with Jessie, a Creole prostitute who engages him in a venture that has its origins in the complexities and despair of the Civil War. And he befriends a deputy inspector of customs named Herman Melville - who, largely forgotten as a writer, is condemned to live in the wake of his vanished literary success and in the turmoil of his fractured family.

Baker
& Taylor

When William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, becomes involved with a Creole prostitute in 1867 New York City, he discovers the continuing underground trade in Black people, a case that embroils him with Boston newspaperman Samuel Mordechai and a deputy customs inspector named Herman Melville

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780609602355
0609602357
Branch Call Number: F BUS
Characteristics: 278 p. : illus., map ; 24 cm

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