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Hoffman, Dominic

Works: 57 works in 220 publications in 1 language and 9,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3607.Y37, 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( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
The last days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 680 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
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"--
The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights by Steve Sheinkin( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 431 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
A wanted woman by Eric Jerome Dickey( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 422 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?"--
An ordinary man : [an autobiography] by Paul Rusesabagina( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 375 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
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 303 libraries worldwide
The sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean-American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together
Bang! by Sharon Flake( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 289 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
Kill 'em and leave : searching for James Brown and the American soul by James McBride( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
A product of the complicated history of the American South, James Brown was a cultural shape-shifter who arguably had the greatest influence of any artist on American popular music. Brown was long a figure of fascination for James McBride, a noted professional musician as well as a writer. When he received a tip that promised to uncover the man behind the myth, McBride set off to follow a trail that revealed the personal, musical, and societal influences that created this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul genius
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 260 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
Finding Oprah's roots : [building an African-American family tree] by Henry Louis Gates( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 244 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
Home of the brave by Katherine Applegate( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner
Devotion : an epic story of heroism, friendship and sacrifice by Adam Makos( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
The inspirational story of the U.S. Navy's most famous aviator duo: Lieutenant Tom Hudner, a white, blue-blooded New Englander, and Ensign Jesse Brown, an African American sharecropper's son from Mississippi. The heir to a Massachusetts grocery store empire, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighter planes for his country. Jesse, fascinated by aircraft since childhood, defied the odds-and the prejudices of his time-to become the Navy's first black carrier pilot
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 206 libraries worldwide
Beauty's kingdom by A. N Roquelaure( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Twenty years after they were forced to leave the kingdom to return to their homeland, Beauty and her husband Laurent agree to travel back as its king and queen, to uphold the ways of complete sensual surrender, with a twist: they now insist on voluntary servitude in Bellavalten. Countless eager princes, princesses, lords, ladies, and common folk journey to Beauty's new kingdom where she and her husband awaken their domain, ushering in a new era of desire, longing, and sexual ecstasy
Pinned by Sharon Flake( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 179 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 big sea : [an autobiography] by Langston Hughes( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 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
Fraternity by Diane Brady( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 177 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
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 174 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
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