The Valley of the Shadow of Death
On Sale: September 22, 2015
Featuring: Kermit Alexander
Hardcover / e-Book
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Non-Fiction | Non-Fiction Memoir
In this heart-wrenching memoir, former NFL star Kermit
Alexander tells the devastating true story of the horrific
massacre of his family and his subsequent years of despair,
followed by a spiritual renewal that showed him a way to
rebuild his family and reclaim his life.
On the morning of August 31, 1984, in the South Central
section of Los Angeles, three armed men broke into a house,
brutally murdering two women and two young boys.
The victims were Ebora Alexander, Dietra Alexander, Damani
Garner, and Damon Bonner—the mother, sister, and nephews of
retired All-Pro cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers
In his own words, Kermit Alexander finally shares the full
story of what happened to his loved ones and the aftermath
of that tragic day. He recounts the hours leading up to the
massacre, and how afterward he lost himself in the LA
underworld, pleading, bribing, and threatening in a search
for answers. He describes his journey through the
“wilderness” of despair—the years of isolation living out of
his car, broke, depressed, and sick. We also learn about his
coming-of-age in 1950s LA, the following decade he spent in
the NFL, the events leading up to that fateful August day,
and finally the shocking truth behind the murders. Kermit
opens up about his darkest hours, but also what it took to
turn his life around, rebuild his family, and ultimately
Ominous and intense, powerful and uplifting, tragic and
triumphant, The Valley of the Shadow of Death is more than a
rendering of one man’s adversity; it’s testament to the
value of family and the resilience of the human spirit in
the face of overwhelming loss.
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