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D'Orso, Michael

Overview
Works: 46 works in 182 publications in 8 languages and 17,395 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Genealogy  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator
Classifications: RA781, 328.73092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael D'Orso
Body-for-life : 12 weeks to mental and physical strength by W. Nathaniel Phillips( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes his 12-week program to a healthy body
Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement by John Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressman John Lewis recounts his life, which began in rural poverty in Alabama, and included leadership of the movement to desegregate Nashville, a speech at the 1963 March on Washington, chairmanship of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and election to the U.S. Congress from Georgia in 1986. "John Lewis tells his story of struggle in the civil rights movement, of comradeship in that community, of its battles and triumphs."--Jacket
Somerset homecoming : recovering a lost heritage by Dorothy Spruill Redford( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Alex Haley
Like Judgment Day : the ruin and redemption of a town called Rosewood by Michael D'Orso( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the 1923 massacre of Black inhabitants of the Florida town of Rosewood by a white lynch mob and traces the lives of survivors
Eagle blue : a team, a tribe, and a high school basketball season in Arctic Alaska by Michael D'Orso( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Fort Yukon Eagles, winners of six regional championships in a row, through the course of an entire 28-game season, from their first day of practice in late November to the Alaska State Championship Tournament in March. Author D'Orso climbs into the lives of these fourteen boys, their families, and their coach, shadowing them through an Arctic winter of fifty-below-zero temperatures and near-round-the-clock darkness as the Eagles criss-cross Alaska in pursuit of their--and their village's--dream.--From publisher description
Rise and walk : the trial and triumph of Dennis Byrd by Dennis Byrd( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of New York Jets football player Dennis Byrd telling of his battle against and victory over total paralysis
Oceana : our endangered oceans and what we can do to save them by Ted Danson( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people know Ted Danson from television and movies, but fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global catastrophe--the massive destruction of our planet's oceanic biosystems and the collapse of the world's major commercial fisheries. Here, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-1980s to his current status as one of the world's most influential oceanic environmental activists, testifying before congressional committees and the World Trade Organization, and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused solely on ocean conservation. And he describes what has happened to our oceans in just the past half-century, ranging from the ravages of overfishing and habitat destruction to the devastating effects of ocean acidification and the wasteful horrors of fish farms.--From publisher description
Like no other time : the 107th Congress and the two years that changed America forever by Thomas Daschle( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an insider's account of the workings of the U.S. government during two extraordinary years of American history, covering the presidential election of 2000, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and corporate scandals
Plundering paradise : the hand of man on the Galapagos Islands by Michael D'Orso( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the effect of European adventurers, eccentric Americans, investigating scientists, and the failed tourist industry on life in the islands made famous by Charles Darwin
For the children : lessons from a visionary principal by Madeline Cartwright( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeline Cartwright, born into a family of thirteen children in a rural Pennsylvania town, remembers how it felt to be a child singled out in school for her messy hair and her hand-me-down clothes. She can still recall her frustration when she couldn't read in third grade and the alphabet seemed hopelessly twisted beyond her comprehension. It was those memories, interwoven with her inherent innovation and generosity, that Cartwright brought to the run-down Blaine Elementary School in North Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion District. This dynamic woman took over the troubled inner-city school and brought her teachers and students to a stunning victory. Test scores increased, attendance grew to 92 percent, and a community where 63 percent of families receive public assistance was inspired to overcome the apathy and the stereotype of despair endemic to the urban landscape
In praise of public life by Joseph I Lieberman( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information on the role of a public life, the suspicions of the general public of politicians, the necessity of public life, and some of the standards to which politicians and members of the public should be held
Winning with integrity : getting what you're worth without selling your soul by Leigh Steinberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steinberg shares the secrets of successful negotiation, breaking the process down into the essential steps ... Steinberg is the premier agent in sports ... [and his] way of doing business was a model for ... [the] film Jerry Maguire and the 'manifesto' of business ethics that was the premise of the film."--Jacket
The cost of courage : the journey of an American congressman by Carl Elliott( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Elliott has lived the American dream and the American nightmare. His courage, tenacity, and vision carried him from the hills of northwest Alabama to the United States House of Representatives, where he served eight distinguished terms--only to see his career destroyed by the greatest political chameleon of our time, George Wallace, in a vicious battle of the politics of race and segregation. Born in a log cabin on a tenant farm in 1913, Carl Elliott worked his way through the University of Alabama during the Depression, and was elected to Congress in 1948. With a no-nonsense philosophy of fairness and equal opportunity, he established himself as one of the most effective members of the House of Representatives during the 1950s. He was a progressive Democrat in an era when segregationists dominated southern statehouses. Elliott fought for his constituents, the dirt farmers and coal miners he grew up with and who sent him to Congress. He was the instrumental force in passing the National Defense Education Act of 1958, which has provided loans enabling more than twenty million Americans to attend college, and he became a member of the prestigious House Rules Committee during the Kennedy administration. Carl Elliott's effectiveness made him the target of the racist reactionaries who rose to power in the South in the late 1950s and early 1960s--most notably George Wallace. His refusal to join the Wallace forces, and his stand against them in the 1966 gubernatorial race, ruined him professionally (he never returned to elected office) and financially (he cashed in his congressional pension to help finance his campaign for governor). Human and heartfelt, laced with humor and wry wisdom, The Cost of Courage is the story of a decent, steadfast man who worked with some of the most important political names of this century--Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Rayburn. It is the story of an individual making his way across a stage as large as America, to encounter some of the most complex challenges that could face not only a politician, but a man. It is the moving story of a congressman who suffered devastating defeat in the bold defense of a just cause, and who triumphed by persevering with his dignity and integrity intact
Body-for-life [12 weeks to mental and physical strength] by W. Nathaniel Phillips( Recording )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Phillips explains the principles of his Body-for-Life Program
Thin is just a four-letter word : living fit--for all shapes and sizes by Dee Hakala( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author outlines the New Face of Fitness program she developed for overweight, medically supervised, or inactive people, which focuses on the fact that people do not have to be thin to be healthy, and tells her own personal story of success
Oceana [our planet's endangered oceans and what we can do to save them] by Ted Danson( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actor-turned-environmental-activist Ted Danson details the ongoing destruction of our oceans and offers solutions to avert the resulting global catastrophe while we still can
Pumping granite : and other portraits of people at play by Michael D'Orso( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of people involved in sports and recreation: rock climbers, skiers, golfers, surfers, bodybuilders, scuba divers, horseshoe throwers, campers, chess players, bowlers, cricket players, auto racers, bird watchers, sumo wrestlers, whitewater rafters, volleyball players, video games players, rodeo performers, circus performers, fans, etc
Like no other time the 107th Congress and the two years that changed America forever by Thomas Daschle( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senator Tom Daschle recalls the unprecedented turbulence of the 107th Congress, a maelstrom of upheaval following the presidential election of 2000 that encompassed the terrorist attacks of 9/11, shocking corporate scandals, and emerging dissension over the war on terrorism
Like no other time [the 107th Congress and the two years that changed America forever] by Thomas Daschle( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Like Judgment Day [the ruin and redemption of a town called Rosewood] by Michael D'Orso( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On New Year's Day 1923, Rosewood, a town of hard-working, middle class African Americans was burned to the ground by an angry mob of white men
 
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Body-for-life : 12 weeks to mental and physical strength
Alternative Names
D'Orso, Maikls

D'Orso, Mike

D'Orso, Mike 1953-

Mike D'Orso American journalist

Orso, Maikls d'

Orso, Michael d'

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Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movementSomerset homecoming : recovering a lost heritageLike Judgment Day : the ruin and redemption of a town called RosewoodEagle blue : a team, a tribe, and a high school basketball season in Arctic AlaskaOceana : our endangered oceans and what we can do to save themLike no other time : the 107th Congress and the two years that changed America foreverPlundering paradise : the hand of man on the Galapagos IslandsFor the children : lessons from a visionary principal