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Going Home
Richard F. Fenno, Jr.
0226241300
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thirty years ago there were nine African Americans in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today there are four times that number. In Going Home, the dean of congressional studies, Richard F. Fenno, explores what representation has meant--and means today--to black voters and to the politicians they have elected to office.

Fenno follows the careers of four black representatives--Louis Stokes, Barbara Jordan, Chaka Fattah, and Stephanie Tubbs Jones--from their home districts to the halls of the Capitol. He finds that while these politicians had different visions of how they should represent their districts (in part based on their individual preferences, and in part based on the history of black politics in America), they shared crucial organizational and symbolic connections to their constituents. These...


The Bystander: John F. Kennedy and Struggle for Black Equality
Nick Bryant
0465008267
June 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this critical look at Kennedy's handling of the civil rights struggle, Bryant, a former BBC Washington correspondent, provides a riveting but flawed read. From Kennedy's first campaign for Congress, when he targeted black voters, to his last days wooing Southern moderates in Texas, this narrowly focused book depicts Kennedy as a "minimalist" whose "sometimes cynical, sometimes sincere" manipulation of black opinion gave him a false sense of accomplishment. It shows how Kennedy swerved from rapprochement with segregationist Democrats during his failed bid for the vice-presidency in 1956 to the liberal vanguard during his run for president. Bryant claims that until halfway through his presidency, Kennedy viewed the race problem with "cool detachment," worrying mainly that the Soviet Union would cast the U.S. as...


Going Home
Richard F. Fenno, Jr.
0226241319
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Thirty years ago there were nine African Americans in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today there are four times that number. In Going Home, the dean of congressional studies, Richard F. Fenno, explores what representation has meant--and means today--to black voters and to the politicians they have elected to office.

Fenno follows the careers of four black representatives--Louis Stokes, Barbara Jordan, Chaka Fattah, and Stephanie Tubbs Jones--from their home districts to the halls of the Capitol. He finds that while these politicians had different visions of how they should represent their districts (in part based on their individual preferences, and in part based on the history of black politics in America), they shared crucial organizational and symbolic connections to their constituents. These...


Who Was John F. Kennedy
Yona Zeldis McDonough
0448437430
January 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation's youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our Who Was...? series. Included are 100 black-and-white illustrations as well as a timeline that guides readers through this eventful period in history.

About the Author
Yona Zeldis McDonough lives in Brooklyn, New York. IMPRINT: Grosset & Dunlap


Research in Black Child Development
Hector F. Myers
0313226318
Apr 1982
Hardcover
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Review
“Though by no means exhaustive, Research in Black Child Development, 1927-1979 (like its counterpart) serves the very useful purpose of bringing together, under one title, a substantial number of research studies that would otherwise take many hours of searching to uncover. It should prove useful to researchers, educators, and workers in the fields of sociology, child care, psychology, and social welfare.”–Reference Books Bulletin

From the Publisher
Though by no means exhaustive, Research in Black Child Development, 1927-1979 (like its counterpart) serves the very useful purpose of bringing together, under one title, a substantial number of research studies that would otherwise take many hours of searching to uncover. It should prove useful to researchers,...


Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power
Timothy B. Tyson
0807849235
February 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
To some, the civil rights radical Robert Williams's philosophy of armed self-defense was the very antithesis of Martin Luther King's nonviolent resistance. However, each man represented a wing of the growing civil rights movement, and both grasped and skillfully wielded the political leverage that the dynamics of the Cold War afforded the civil rights cause. After a stint in the army during WWII, Williams returned to his hometown in Monroe, N.C., where he built a uniquely militant NAACP chapter and attracted international attention to racist hypocrisy. When eventually forced by Ku Klux Klan vigilantes and an FBI dragnet to abandon his activities and flee the U.S. with his family in 1961, he found safe harbor in revolutionary Cuba, where he produced Radio Free Dixie, a program of politics and music broadcast to...


Three Who Dared
Philip Sheldon Foner
0313235848
Mar 1984
Hardcover
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Review
“Three Who Dared offers an important and sobering contribution to the history of black education and to women's studies literature. Philip Foner and Josephine F. Pacheco use a fascinating array of archival and secondary source materials to explore the attitudes of three white women who attempted to establish schools for blacks during the antebellum period.”–Foundation News

Book Description
Against a pre-Civil War backdrop of violence and antagonism, three courageous women, in different parts of the country, undertook to teach black children. Prudence Crandall, Margaret Douglass, and Myrtilla Miner lived, respectively, in Connecticut, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.: they each found that racial prejudice is not limited by geography and that people will go to great lengths...


Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun : How Reginald F. Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire
Reginald F. Lewis
1574780360
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This biography of business magnate Lewis is based on his unfinished autobiography; he died in 1993 at age 50 from brain cancer. Walker, who writes for the "Money" section of USA Today, completed the book after interviewing Lewis's family, friends, colleagues and employees. Lewis, growing up in an African American family in segregated Baltimore, attended parochial school, worked his way through college and Harvard Law and became a successful attorney and highly visible business executive, capping his career with the leveraged buyout of conglomerate Beatrice International Foods for $985 billion in 1987. His personal fortune was $400 million, we learn in this inspiring bio/business study, which deftly conveys Lewis's concerns not only about his work but also about his family, race and his own death. Photos not seen...


Abe Lincoln's Hat: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book)
Martha F. Brenner
0679849777
April 1994
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-As a young lawyer, Abe Lincoln found that his stovepipe hat came in handy for more than just covering his head. It also served as a good place to keep important papers. Brenner weaves this and other anecdotes about our 16th president into this easy-to-read selection. Watercolor illustrations highlight the sometimes choppy but informative text. Pair with David Adler's A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln (Holiday, 1989) where beginning biographies are in demand.Lesley McKinstry, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, OHCopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Gr. 1-3. A far cry from the reverent tone of most children's books on Lincoln, this short, anecdotal biography actually humanizes him. Lincoln is shown as a struggling and somewhat...


Black Hawk
S. F. Tomajczyk
0760315914
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In 1978, Sikorsky introduced the UH60 helicopter as a transport, medevac, special ops, escort, and reconnaissance platform to replace the UH-1 "Huey" that had become a legend in Vietnam. Nearly a quarter century hence, the "Black Hawk" remains the world's premiere military helicopter.This colorful look back at the namesake of the 2001 blockbuster film examines the development, capabilities, specifications, and active service of variants by branch of service-Army, Navy, and Air Force. Within each chapter, author Steve Tomajczyk describes the histories and specifications of task-specific variants and profiles typical missions. Included are the UH-60Q Medevac, MH-60 Night Stalkers, SH-60B Sea Hawk, MH-60G Pave Hawk special ops (infiltration and search-and-rescue), and the CH-60 Sea Hawk amphibious support aircraft, among...


Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House
Arthur M. Schlesinger
1579124496
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Written by one of our foremost historians and published in 1965, A Thousand Days is still considered the most complete and definitive portrait of John F. Kennedy and his administration. Handpicked by Kennedy to serve as special assistant to the president, historian and Harvard professor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history.

The hundreds of photographs and documents included here have been gleaned from such sources as the John F. Kennedy Library, the Library of Congress, the Associated Press, Life magazine, and more. The photos capture private meetings with the president, the Bay of Pigs, the Civil Rights movement, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as official White House memoranda,...


Lactation Specialist Self-Study Series
Rebecca F. Black
0763701939
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Last of four modules To assist the student in studying the field of lactation. Includes multiple choice review questions at the end of each section . Also included are: answers keys, illustrations, reference lists, and an index. Continuing education is available. Softcover.

Book Info
Last of four modules To assist the student in studying the field of lactation. Includes multiple choice review questions at the end of each section . Also included are: answers keys, illustrations, reference lists, and an index. Continuing education is available. Softcover.


Toni Morrison
Jean Blashfield Black
0791058867
Feb 2001
Paperback
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At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America
Philip Dray
0375754458
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Lynching, the extrajudicial punishment inflicted by vigilantes and mobs on often innocent victims, was far from an unusual occurrence, though some historians have depicted it as such. Instead, writes Philip Dray, lynching was part of a "systematized reign of terror that was used to maintain the power whites had over blacks." Drawing on records held at the Tuskegee Institute, Dray argues that from 1882 until 1952, not a single year passed without a recorded lynching somewhere in the United States, most often in the Deep South and Mississippi Delta regions. This violent "justice," meted out "at the hands of persons unknown" (with, therefore, no possibility of attaching guilt to the perpetrators, though, as Dray points out, such seemingly spontaneous events required organization and planning) held African American...


Black Rock
Peter Goin
0874175917
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A photographer and a geographer explore where the pavement ends. Nevada’s enigmatic Black Rock country, despite its apparent silence and isolation, is actually an area where natural forces are ceaselessly restless and life in many forms has endured for millennia. Its haunting landscape has been the focus of study and contemplation by scientists, explorers, outdoors aficionados, and artists. In Black Rock, photographer Peter Goin and geographer Paul F. Starrs explore this fascinating place from the viewpoints of their respective disciplines. The Black Rock, a desert realm almost the size of Delaware but scarcely a hundred miles north of Reno, embraces mile-high vertical mountains and one of the earth’s flattest, most barren salt pans, boiling hot springs and freezing winter cold, plants that...


Chopper: A History of American Military Helicopter Operators from WWII to the War on Terror
Robert F. Dorr
0425202739
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This history of American helicopters in combat manages to be both readable and comprehensive. Comprehensive because it provides not only narratives of operations but also technical data on the machines used in those operations, from Burma in 1944, where early Sikorskis flew, to contemporary Afghanistan, in which late Sikorskis have figured. Readable because it is a series of narratives by actual helicopter operators charged with, for instance, rescuing British wounded and American liaison pilots in Burma, and moving Special Operations troops in Afghanistan. In between are accounts, always accompanied by illustrations of all the hardware, of medevacs in Korea, the seminal consequences of air mobility in Vietnam, and the successive generations of deadly gunships, ending with the Apaches and SuperCobras now...


The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Better Known in the Cattle Country as Deadwood Dick
Nat Love
0803279558
Nov 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Love, better known as "Deadwood Dick," was one of the most famous African American cowboys. Published in 1907, Love's memoir covers his childhood as a slave through emancipation and his later life as a cowpuncher, Indian fighter, and, eventually, a railroad conductor.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America
Mamie Till-Mobley
0812970470
December 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Nearly 50 years after the murder of Emmett Till, his mother, Till-Mobley, has added her perspective on the tragedy. In what came to be seen as a seminal event in the fledgling civil rights movement, two white men abducted 14-year-old Emmett from the home of a relative in rural Mississippi in August 1955. That night they tortured the boy before dumping his lifeless body into the Tallahatchie River. His crime: he inadvertently whistled in the vicinity of a white woman who happened to be the wife of one of his killers. Although the events surrounding the murder have been recounted many times, Till-Mobley fills readers in on her son's childhood in Argo, Ill., and later Chicago. As a single mother, she tried to instill Emmett with self-confidence and a sense of life's possibilities. In her view, these two qualities...


Pharmacotherapeutics: A Primary Care Guide
Ellis Quinn Youngkin
0130497622
July 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Written by professionals in the fields of nursing, pharmacology, pharmacy, and medicine, this reference book provides a guide to pharmacotherapy for common healthcare conditions of adults and children in ambulatory settings. It provides a concise decision-making guide for pharmacotherapuetic management of common primary care health conditions. A template assists the advanced professional to consistently consider clients' assessment and history, along with evaluating when drug therapy is needed, short and long term goals, selecting appropriate agents, outcomes management, efficacy and toxicity and patient information. In addition, general issues such as safety, aging, herbal therapies, social factors and immunizations as well as specific patient population needs are addressed. These special populations include...

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