African American Icons of Sport

Triumph, Courage, and Excellence

Author: Matthew C. Whitaker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313340284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

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Presents the lives and accomplishment of twenty-four African American athletes and coaches, discussing their achievements in sport as they dealt with discrimination and social pressures, their involvement in issues of social justice, and their influence on subsequent generations of athletes.

African American Almanac

400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence

Author: Lean'tin Bracks

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593824

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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The most complete and affordable singlevolume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies—including more than 750 influential figures—littleknown or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and advances in science and medicine, this reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture.

Peace Be Still

Modern Black America from World War II to Barack Obama

Author: Matthew C. Whitaker

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803249586

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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A concise, engaging, and provocative history of African Americans since World War II, Peace Be Still is also nothing less than an alternate history of the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Organizing this history around culture, politics, and resistance, Matthew C. Whitaker takes us from World War II as a galvanizing force for African American activism and the modern civil rights movement to the culmination of generations of struggle in the election of Barack Obama. From the promise of the post–World War II era to the black power movement of the 1960s, the economic and political struggles of the 1970s, and the major ideological realignment of political culture during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, this book chronicles a people fighting oppression while fashioning a dynamic culture of artistic and religious expression along with a program of educational and professional advancement. A resurgence of rigid conservative right-wing policies, the politics of poverty, racial profiling, and police brutality are ongoing counterpoints to African Americans rising to political prominence and securing positions once denied them. A history of African Americans for a new generation, Peace Be Still demonstrates how dramatically African American history illuminates the promise, conflicts, contradictions, hopes, and victories that all Americans share.

Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection

From Sleuths to Superheroes

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313345302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths That Changed America

The Media Mouths That Changed America

Author: Donna L. Halper

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313343829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Americans love talk shows. In a typical week, more than 13 million Americans listen to Rush Limbaugh, whose syndicated radio show is carried by about 600 stations. On television, Oprah Winfrey's syndicated talk show is seen by an estimated 30 million viewers each week. Talk show hosts like Winfrey and Limbaugh have become iconic figures, frequently quoted and capable of inspiring intense opinions. What they say on the air is discussed around the water cooler at work, or commented about on blogs and fan web sites. Talk show hosts have helped to make or break political candidates, and their larger-than-life personalities have earned them millions of fans (as well as more than a few enemies). Icons of Talk highlights the most groundbreaking exemplars of the talk show genre, a genre that has had a profound influence on American life for over 70 years. Among the featured: • Joe Pyne • Jerry Williams • Herb Jepko • Randi Rhodes • Rush Limbaugh • Larry King • Dr. Laura Schlesinger • Steve Allen • Jerry Springer • Howard Stern. • Oprah Winfrey • Don Francisco • Cristina Saralegui • Tavis Smiley • James Dobson • Don Imus Going behind the scenes, this volume showcases the techniques hosts used to motivate (and sometimes aggravate) audiences, and examines the talk show in all of its various formats, including sports-talk, religious-talk, political-talk, and celebrity-talk. Each entry places the talk format and its hosts into historical context, addressing such questions as: What was going on in society when these talkers were on the air? How did each of them affect or change society? What were the issues they liked to talk about and what reaction did they get from listeners and from critics? How were talk hosts able to persuade people to vote for particular candidates or support certain policies? Which hosts were considered controversial and why? Complete with photographs, a timeline, and a resource guide of sources and organizations, this volume is ideal for students of journalism and media studies.

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Icons of African American protest

trailblazing activists of the civil rights movement

Author: Gladys L. Knight

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313340642

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 687

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Icons of Latino America

Latino Contributions to American Culture

Author: Roger Bruns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313340888

Category: Hispanic American celebrities

Page: 593

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Every night before Dora goes to bed she makes a wish on Little Star. You too can tell Little Star your wish! She will light up for a short time and then automatically shut off.

Icons of the American West: The old West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313341496

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 575

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Presents a series of stories representing some of the most influential Western icons from the early days of the westward exploration to the modern environment of Hollywood, Disneyland, and Las Vegas, including cowboys, wild west shows, gun battles, politicians, and environmentalists.

Icons of the American West: The new West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313341502

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 575

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Presents a series of stories representing some of the most influential Western icons from the early days of the westward exploration to the modern environment of Hollywood, Disneyland, and Las Vegas, including cowboys, wild west shows, gun battles, politicians, and environmentalists.

Icons of Unbelief

Atheists, Agnostics, and Secularists

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313347597

Category: Philosophy

Page: 463

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Discusses the ideas and impact of 27 atheists, agnostics, and secularists whose ideas have shaped society over the last 200 years.

Women icons of popular music

the rebels, rockers, and renegades

Author: Carrie Havranek

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

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This two-volume set showcases the heroines who blazed the trail, tapping into musical reservoirs and soundscapes still unknown to their male counterparts- hell hath no fury like a woman with an amplifier.

Women Icons of Popular Music: Carole King ; Madonna ; Sarah McLachlan ; Joni Mitchell ; Dolly Parton ; Liz Phair ; Bonnie Raitt ; Linda Ronstadt ; Diana Ross ; Patti Smith ; Tina Turner ; Suzanne Vega

Author: Carrie Havranek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313340857

Category: Popular music

Page: 504

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A two-volume set that showcases the heroines who blazed the popular music trail. It features biographical and musical analyses of a diverse array of musicians from country, pop, rock, R & B, soul, indie, and hip-hop.

Das Spiel der Götter (1)

Die Gärten des Mondes

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641089778

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Das malazanische Imperium ist ein Moloch, der sich mit Hilfe seiner Magier und Soldaten unerbittlich ausbreitet. Jetzt soll die letzte freie Stadt fallen. Doch eine ominöse Macht verweigert den Truppen der Kaiserin den letzten Sieg: Über Darujhistan schwebt aus heiterem Himmel eine riesige Festung und versetzt alle Welt in helle Aufregung ...

Aretha Franklin

Queen of Soul

Author: Mark Bego

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841901506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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Aus ihrem Privatleben hat die 20-fache Grammy-Gewinnerin Aretha Franklin immer ein Geheimnis gemacht. Bestsellerautor Mark Bego gelingt es trotzdem, ein ebenso faszinierendes wie privates Porträt der Queen of Soul zu zeichnen. Das Buch handelt von ihren musikalischen Erfolgen, den Männern ihres Lebens, dem lebenlangen Kampf gegen Esssucht und Übergewicht, ihrer Flugangst und ihren Fehden mit anderen Stars. Sämtliche Originialalben werden detailliert und kenntnisreich beschrieben und die Musik in den Kontext der jeweiligen Zeit gesetzt. Ein Buch, das jeden Musik- und Soulfan begeistern wird.

Rain Dogs

Kriminalroman

Author: Adrian McKinty

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518748483

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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Unruhen bekämpfen, Herzschmerz und Fälle aufklären, die aber nicht vor Gericht gebracht werden dürfen, darin ist Sean Duffy als katholischer Bulle in Nordirland inzwischen Spezialist. Immerhin bekommt er es zum zweiten Mal in seiner Karriere mit einem locked room mystery zu tun, und welcher Bulle – in Nordirland oder sonstwo, katholisch oder nicht – kann das schon von sich behaupten? Die Journalistin Lily Bigelow wird im Hof von Carrickfergus Castle, wo sie sich allem Anschein nach über Nacht hat einschließen lassen, tot aufgefunden. Selbstmord, glaubt man, aber ein paar Dinge geben Sean Duffy zu denken, und er weigert sich, es dabei zu belassen. Duffy findet heraus, dass Bigelow an einer verheerenden Enthüllung in Sachen Korruption und Amtsmissbrauch innerhalb der höchsten Regierungskreise Großbritanniens und darüber hinaus gearbeitet hat. Und so sieht er sich mit zwei schwerwiegenden Problemen konfrontiert: Wer hat Lily Bigelow umgebracht? Und was wollte er oder sie damit vertuschen?