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Hoffman, Dominic

Works: 41 works in 151 publications in 1 language and 7,305 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Genealogy  Young adult works  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3563.O88456, B
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Publications about Dominic Hoffman
Publications by Dominic Hoffman
Most widely held works by Dominic Hoffman
A long way gone memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah( file )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I smile a little. "You should tell us about it sometime." "Yes, sometime." This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived
The last days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Walter Mosley's masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family forever establishes him as one of the true literary icons of all time
An ordinary man [an autobiography] by Paul Rusesabagina( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Presents the life story of Paul Rusesabagina, the man whose heroism inspired the film Hotel Rwanda. As his country was torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager Rusesabagina--the "Oskar Schindler of Africa"--refused to bow to the madness that surrounded him. Confronting killers with a combination of diplomacy, flattery, and deception, he offered shelter to more than 12,000 members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside. This book explores what the film could not: the inner life of the man who became the most prominent public face of that terrible conflict. Rusesabagina tells his full story--the son of a rural farmer, the child of a mixed marriage, the career path which led him to become the first Rwandan manager of the Belgian-owned hotel--all of which contributed to his heroic actions in the face of horror
A wanted woman by Eric Jerome Dickey( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 397 libraries worldwide
"She is a woman of a thousand faces, an assassin who could be anyone, anywhere. The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad under the watchful eye of a bank security camera, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers. Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados, the next island over, barely two hundred miles away, with the LK's in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own. With the scant protection of a dank safe house, no passport, and no access to funds, an island paradise becomes her prison. While she trawls for low-profile assignments to keep her skills sharp and a few dollars in her pocket, Reaper discovers that family ties run deep, on both sides of the fight. Will the woman everyone wants, who has lived countless lives in the service of others, finally discover who she really is?" --
The last hero [a life of Henry Aaron] by Howard Bryant( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Bang! by Sharon Flake( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
A teenage boy must face the harsh realities of inner city life, a disintegrating family, and destructive temptations as he struggles to find his identity as a young man
Finding Oprah's roots [building an African-American family tree] by Henry Louis Gates( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
A guide for recovering one's family heritage through revealing Oprah Winfrey's roots, and teaches that who we are is startlingly influenced by the paths of our ancestors
The gift of fire On the head of a pin by Walter Mosley( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
The gift of fire: In ancient mythology, Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man the gift of fire. As punishment, Prometheus was bound to a rock. But today, those chains cease to be and the great champion of man walks into South Central Los Angeles
Home of the brave by Katherine Applegate( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
A beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Kek comes from Africa. There he lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Then he is sent to America to live with relatives and to await word of his mother's fate. In America, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country
The Port Chicago 50 disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights by Steve Sheinkin( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is a fascinating story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights
The big sea [an autobiography] by Langston Hughes( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
This book chronicles the life of Hughes, who came of age early in the 1920s in the two great playgrounds of the decade: Harlem and Paris
Satchel [the life and times of an American legend] by Larry Tye( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Fraternity by Diane Brady( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Business Week writer Diane Brady tells the unforgettable story of how one Jesuit priest, Father John E. Brooks, recruited to Holy Cross College a remarkable group of young black men during the racially tense fall of 1968, including future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the legendary Miami Dolphins running back Eddie Jenkins, the high-powered defense attorney Ted Wells, investment banker and former Deputy Mayor of New York Stan Grayson, and others
32 ways to be a champion in business by Earvin Johnson( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Earvin made the transition from great athlete to greater entrepreneur through hard work and by avidly pursuing opportunities. He recognized that densely populated urban communities were ripe for commercial and residential development. He partnered with major brands to lead a major economic push in these communities. The success of his business proved that ethically diverse urban residents would welcome and support major brands if given the opportunity
I wonder as I wander [an autobiographical journey] by Langston Hughes( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In I wonder as I wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s. His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dictatorships, wars, revolutions. He meets and brings to life the famous and the humble, from Arthur Koestler to Emma, the Black Mammy of Moscow. It is the continuously amusing, wise revelation of an American writer journeying around the often strange and always exciting world he loves
A slave no more two men who escaped to freedom : including their own narratives of emancipation by David W Blight( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Wallace Turnage was a teenage field hand on an Alabama plantation, John Washington an urban slave in Virginia. They never met. But both men saw opportunity in the chaos of the Civil War, both escaped North, and both left listeners remarkable accounts of their flights to freedom. Handed down through family and friends these narratives tell gripping stories of escape
Pinned by Sharon Flake( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Adonis is smart, intellectually gifted and born without legs; Autumn is strong, a great wrestler, and barely able to read in ninth grade--but Autumn is attracted to Adonis and determined to make him a part of her life whatever he or her best friend thinks
The door of no return by Sarah Mussi( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Zac never believed his grandfather's tales about their enslaved ancestors being descended from an African king, but when his grandfather is murdered and the villains come after Zac, he sets out for Ghana to find King Baktu's long-lost treasure before the murderers do
In search of our roots how 19 extraordinary African Americans reclaimed their past by Henry Louis Gates( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., backed by an elite team of geneticists and researchers, takes nineteen extraordinary African Americans on a once unimaginable journey, tracing family sagas through U.S. history and back to Africa
Any way the wind blows [a novel] by E. Lynn Harris( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
John Basil Henderson's picture perfect life begins to unravel, possibly with the help of an unknown enemy, including Basil's jilted fiancée, Yancey Harrington Braxton, and her diva mother
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