Allen, Richard 1957-
Most widely held works by Richard Allen
Diablerie a novel by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Enjoying a precarious sober life balancing family duties with his relationship with a patient mistress, Ben finds his years of alcoholism catching up with him when he encounters a woman with knowledge of a significant event from his past that Ben cannot remember.
Unmasked the final years of Michael Jackson by Ian Halperin ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
"Delivers new revelations about Michael Jackson's controversial life and legacy: his multiple plastic surgeries, his skin bleaching, his sexual identity, and his potentially fatal genetic condition ... and dispels the popular myths" about the King of Pop. The conclusion was written after "Michael Jackson died just as this book was going to press."
Picking cotton our memoir of injustice and redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
In July of 1984 in Burlington, North Carolina, Jennifer Thompson was raped in her own bed by an armed assailant. Not two months later, Thompson identified Ronald Cotton as the attacker, who was tried and sentenced to life in prison. However, after eleven years behind bars, Cotton was found innocent through DNA testing. Some time later, the two met and forged an unlikely friendship.
The slaves' war the Civil War in the words of former slaves by Andrew Ward ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Interweaving hundreds of interviews with excerpts from diaries, letters, and memoirs, a narrative history of the American Civil War captures the story of the conflict from the perspective of the African-American slaves who played a role.
The price of stones building a school for my village by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
A founder of the Nyaka and Kutamba AIDS Orphans Schools describes how he returned to his native Uganda after college and was compelled by the dire circumstances of his village's AIDS orphans to make tuition-free education available.
A day late and a dollar short by Terry McMillan ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
A husband, wife, and their four children are introduced to the family martriarch, and the sparks fly as they try to reconcile their differences.
Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
In the controversial and abrasive "Uncle Tom's Cabin", Harriet Beecher Stowe brought the evils of slavery to the consciences and hearts of the American people through her moving portrayal of the slave experience.
Viral loop [from Facebook to Twitter, how today's smartest businesses grow themselves by Adam L Penenberg ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
From Google to Facebook, the author delves into how a "viral loop," a situation where using a product means needing to share it with others, can make an online business a success.
Mama made the difference life lessons my mother taught me by T. D Jakes ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
T.D. Jakes, pastor and bestselling author, has created an eloquent text that does justice to mothers everywhere. Using personal stories from his experiences as a son and pastor, Jakes illustrates the integral role that mothers have in shaping their children, and thereby the future. Included in his narrative are Biblical stories and anecdotes from other children that reveal the wisdom and grace with which mothers handle the most important job on earth.
A bound man why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win by Shelby Steele ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
"Award-winning author Steele attests that Senator Barack Obama's groundbreaking quest for the highest office in the land is fast becoming a galvanizing occasion beyond mere presidential politics, one that is forcing a national dialogue on the current state of race relations in America. Says Steele, poverty and inequality usually are the focus of such dialogues, but Obama's bid for so high an office pushes the conversation to a more abstract level where race is a politics of guilt and innocence generated by our painful racial history--a kind of morality play between (and within) the races in which innocence is power and guilt is impotence."--Container.
The bond [the three doctors by Sampson Davis ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
High school friends Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt all grew up fatherless in Newark, New Jersey. Despite tough odds they became successful doctors. Now they turn that strength to rebuilding their relationships with their fathers.
Not my boy! [a dad's journey with autism by Rodney Peete ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
"Autism affects four times as many boys as it does girls. For their fathers, expectations and hopes are drastically changed--as NFL star Rodney Peete's were when his son R.J. was diagnosed at the age of three. After a period of anger and denial, an all-too-common reaction among fathers, Rodney joined his wife, Holly, in her efforts to help their son. With determination, love, and understanding, the family worked with R.J. to help him once again engage with the world"--Container.
The American journey of Barack Obama ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The editors of LIFE Books have collected a richly illustrated biography of presidential candidate Barack Obama. This work includes intimate pictures from Obama's childhood and his time as editor of Harvard's Law Review, and culminates with the historic Democratic National Convention.
Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Story of a good man who loves his wife, Genevieve, but finds himself drawn against his best intentions into an affair with his wife's sister.
Stand the storm : [a novel by Breena Clarke ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice as they prepare for the encroaching war between the States.
Flight of the old dog by Dale Brown ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Fitted with state-of-the-art weaponry, a lone B-52 navigated by Pat McLanahan attempts to survive waves of Soviet surface-to-air missles and MIG fighters and drop a single bomb on a Star Wars-type laser installation in Siberia.
Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney slavery, secession, and the president's war powers by James F Simon ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The clashes between President Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. Legal historian Simon brings to life the passionate struggle during the worst crisis in the nation's history, the Civil War. The issues that underlaid that crisis--race, states' rights, and the president's wartime authority--resonate today in the nation's political debate.--From publisher description.
The race beat the press, the civil rights struggle, and the awakening of a nation by Gene Roberts ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
This is the story of how America awakened to its race problem, of how a nation that longed for unity after World War II came instead to see, hear, and learn about the shocking indignities of racial segregation in the South -- and the brutality used to enforce it. It is the story of how the nation's press, after decades of ignoring the problem, came to recognize the importance of the civil rights struggle and turn it into the most significant domestic news event of the twentieth century ... Drawing on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews, veteran journalists Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff go behind the headlines and datelines to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen -- first black reporters, then liberal southern editors, then reporters and photographers from the national press and the broadcast media -- revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings and propelled its citizens to act. We watch the black press move bravely into the front row of the confrontation, only to be attacked and kept away from the action. Following the Supreme Court's 1954 decision striking down school segregation and the South's mobilization against it, we see a growing number of white reporters venture South to cover the Emmett Till murder trial, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the integration of the University of Alabama.
If you're not first, you're last sales strategies to dominate your market and beat your competition by Grant Cardone ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
In the real world, not everyone gets a prize just for showing up. It's either win or lose. Here, international sales expert Grant Cardone presents his proven strategies for boosting sales, increasing margins, and creating new opportunities regardless of how bad the economy is.
Oil on water a novel by Helon Habila ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Two journalists, a young upstart and a disillusioned veteran, are sent to find the missing wife of a British oil executive in the environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta where they must contend with the brutality of government soldiers and militants.
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