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Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson
Kenneth R. Timmerman
0895261081
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In this new paperback edition, the author exposes Jesse Jackson's life and works, uncovering a sordid tale of greed, ambition, and corruption from a self-proclaimed minister who has no qualms about poisoning American race relations for personal gain.

About the Author
Kenneth R. Timmerman, a reporter with more than two decades of experience, has written for many magazines and newspapers including Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and The American Spectator, and has appeared on Nightline, Sixty Minutes, and many other television programs. He lives in Kensington, Maryland, with his wife and five children. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Terri: The Truth
Michael Schiavo
0525949461
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
A religious zealot offered $250,000 to anyone who would kill me. My two babies were threatened with death. I was condemned by the president, the majority leaders of the House and Senate, the governor of Florida, the pope, and the right-wing media, all because I was doing what Terri—the woman I loved—wanted.

I didn’t respond to their attacks.
I didn’t confront their lies.
Until now…

…You may know the headlines about what came to be known as The Schiavo Case, but that doesn’t mean you know what really happened. And you certainly don’t know why. Frankly, that’s because my efforts while Terri was alive were concentrated on giving her the best care possible, and waging the legal battle to ensure that the promise I’d made to her—that she...



Jesse Jackson
Dan Woog
1560066318
September 1999
Hardcover
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Review
School Library Journal : "This volume will be useful in libraries where celebrity biographies are in demand."
-- School Library Journal (March 2003)

Book Description
For three decades -- as a civil rights leader, powerful orator, perennial presidential candidate, freelance diplomat and advocate for social justice -- Jesse Jackson has been a central figure in American life.

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Jesse Jackson
Jennifer Blizin Gillis
1403469903
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In the 1940s, some young black children went into a neighborhood store. They wanted to buy some candy. It was a busy day, and the store was crowded with white customers. The children grew tired of waiting their turn. One of the boys was named Jesse. He thought the store's owner was his friend. So, Jesse whistled to get his attention. Suddenly, the noisy store got very quiet.


Jesse Jackson: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies Series)
Roger Bruns
0313331383
February 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“Is this a reference book or should it be in the biography section? Because this book has so much to offer in tracing the Civil Rights movement, it could be considered a reference....This Africa-American activist and leader fights for change and economic justice, as well as furthering political goals through his Rainbow Coalition....If you can't decide whether it belongs in reference or biographies, get one for both.”–Gale- Reference Reviews- Reviews For Students
“[A]n excellent pick for public libraries and high schools seeking lasting biographical references with depth.”–KNLS Bookwatch/MBR Internet Bookwatch

Book Description
Jesse Jackson, a powerful orator and indefatigable organizer, has been one of the most dynamic forces for social and...


Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross
Craig Seymour
0060779233
July 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In April 2003, Vandross suffered a devastating stroke. When he opened his eyes from his comatose state almost one month later, Vandross added yet one more page to the many chapters in his life: later in the year, his song "Dance with My Father" won a Grammy. Seymour, a music critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, chronicles the mercurial ups and downs of the golden-throated singer in this superficial biography. Seymour recounts Vandross's lifelong love of music and the singer's early infatuations with girl groups, particularly Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Dionne Warwick. Vandross enrolled in Western Michigan University, but eventually dropped out to pursue a career as a composer. His first big break came when he met David Bowie and composed the chorus for Bowie's "Young American." Vandross's fame as...


Keep Hope Alive: Jesse Jackson's 1988 Presidential Campaign : A Collection of Major Speeches, Issue Papers, Photographs, and Campaign Analysis
Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
0896083586
January 1988
Hardcover
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Jesse Jackson: Civil Rights Activist
James Haskins
0766013901
June 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9-A balanced and readable look at one of the world's most recognizable and eloquent human-rights advocates. Haskins recounts Jackson's South Carolina upbringing during the '40s and '50s, his education, and his involvement in the civil rights movement. Attention is given to his numerous accomplishments, including the PUSH EXCEL project designed to inspire teens to succeed, running for political office, and becoming a negotiator in world affairs. This easy-to-follow biography also includes the "chinks in his armor" that have thrown impediments in Jackson's road to success. Black-and-white photographs appear throughout.Debbie Feulner, Northwest Middle School, Greensboro, NC Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Race, Politics and the White Media: The Jesse Jackson Campaigns
Arnold Gibbons
0819189774
January 1993
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This book covers the two presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson. It examines the electoral system and points out, among other things, the structural difficulties which Jackson experienced in marshalling voters, particularly in the south. Gibbons asserts that the electoral system operated against him on several levels: psychological factors that condition minds to think of individuals in terms of race first created an enormous barrier; the active racist position adopted by the media lent disproportionate attention to Jackson; and the patronizing position among the majority of Americans practically annihilated his chances of success. Gibbons describes the 1984 campaign as the beginning of the mission, while in 1988 there was the hope for real change. The fact that Jackson did not succeed the second time is less...


Beyond the Boundaries: Reverend Jesse Jackson in International Affairs
Karin L. Stanford
0791434451
September 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Beyond the Boundaries is the first book-length study of Jesse Jackson's international activities and foreign-policy agenda. It locates Jackson's efforts within the context of citizen diplomacy generally and African-American involvement in international affairs particularly. Jackson's expeditions to Syria, Central America, and Cuba, during his 1984 presidential election bid, and his 1986 trip to Southern Africa are discussed in detail. Drawing on interviews, 1984 Jackson campaign documents, and press accounts, Karin L. Stanford shows that Jackson's international forays are not unique or unprecedented but belong to a tradition of citizen diplomacy as old as the Republic.

About the Author
Karin L. Stanford is Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at...

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