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McRae, Donald 1961-

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Works: 16 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 3,116 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1132.L6, B
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Most widely held works by Donald McRae
Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart by Donald McRae( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
The true story of four men locked in a race to transplant the first human heart--a tale of surgical daring, unyielding ambition, and scientific adventure. Many remember the beaming face of South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard after he performed the first human heart transplant and captured the world's imagination. It was a stunning achievement, but he was not alone. In truth it was a four-way race, a fierce struggle fraught with passionate rivalry. The other three surgeons--Adrian Kantrowitz, Norman Shumway, and Richard Lower--were giants in the field, and by early December 1967 they and Barnard were each poised to snatch the victor's laurels. Each had spent years perfecting techniques; each had monitored his chosen patient's condition, watching the clock, hoping a donor would be found in time. Some of these men were friends; others were enemies, but only one of them would be the first.--From publisher description
Heroes without a country : America's betrayal of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens by Donald McRae( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Explores the social and political impact of Jessie Owens and Joe Louis, the first African-American superstars of the sports world
The last trials of Clarence Darrow by Donald McRae( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
A profile of the controversial twentieth-century defense attorney is presented through accounts of three of his history-making trials including the defense of a pair of teenage murder suspects, the Scopes Monkey Trial, and the Ossian Sweet murder case in Detroit
Dark trade : lost in boxing by Donald McRae( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
In black & white : the untold story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens by Donald McRae( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
The old devil : Clarence Darrow : the world's greatest trial lawyer by Donald McRae( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Queen Vic : my autobiography by Victoria Pendleton( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Winter colours : changing seasons in world rugby by Donald McRae( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Rugby is a sport that means different things to different people around the world. So when award-winning writer Donald McRae set off to take the pulse of the sport soon after the dawn of the professional era, he began to build a portrait of the game that highlighted the contrasts between nations, who may have been united in their love for rugby, but who saw it in very different ways. Featuring in-depth interviews with a range of great players from around the world, including Sean Fitzpatrick, Francois Pienaar and Lawrence Dallaglio among others, Winter Colours is a compelling account of the culture of rugby as seen by its biggest stars - men who also hold dear the sport's very traditions that make it so special. This is a remarkable piece of writing and is sure to be of interest to all who follow the sport at any level
Between the lines : the autobiography by Victoria Pendleton( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
The Golden Girl of British cycling opens up for the first time, in searingly honest detail, about the doubts and trials she has had to overcome to stay at the top of her sport
Nothing personal : the business of sex by Donald McRae( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Heart to heart : Christian Barnard and the race to transplant the first human heart by Donald McRae( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
the autobiography by Victoria Pendleton( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The Golden Girl of British cycling opens up for the first time, in searingly honest detail, about the doubts and trials she has had to overcome to stay at the top of her sport
In black and white : the secret history of Jesse Owens and Joe Louis by Donald McRae( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Emerson and the arts by Donald McRae( Article )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Under our skin : a white family's journey throgh South Africa's darkest years by Donald McRae( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The true story of an ordinary white family living under apartheid in South Africa, torn apart by an extraordinary country. Don McRae came of age in a South Africa where his father would call the black men he met 'boy' and where his mother gave their black servants old tin mugs and metal plates for their meals in the backyard. The McRaes, like so many white people, seemed oblivious to the violent injustices of apartheid. As the author grew up, the political differences between father and son widened and when Don refused to join up for National Service, risking imprisonment or exile overseas, the two were torn apart. The detention and torture of two young white doctors, Neil Aggett and Liz Floyd, then unhinged the family in dramatic circumstances. At John Vorster Square, the notorious security police headquarters in Johannesburg, the couple suffered a terrible and haunting fate. Years later, the author discovered that the father with whom he had fought so bitterly had transformed himself into a political hero. Risking everything one dark and rainy night, Ian McRae travelled secretly into the black township of Soweto to meet members of Nelson Mandela's then banned African National Congress, trying to bring power to black South Africa. He had no political ambitions; he was just a man trying to replace the worst in himself with something better. Under Our Skin is a memoir of these tumultuous years in South Africa's history, told through the author's family. It offers an intimate and penetrating perspective on life under apartheid, and tells a story of courage and fear, hope and love, especially between a father and his son
The great trials of clarence darrow the landmark cases of leopold and loeb, john t. scopes, and ossian sweet by Donald McRae( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The courtroom has been a dramatic setting for larger-than-life figures throughout history, but few have attained the almost mythical status of Clarence Darrow. A legend in his own time, Variety called him "America's greatest one-man stage draw." Here was a man whose flair for showmanship went hand in hand with a fierce intellect; a man whose shaky moral compass and staggering conceit collided at all turns with an unrivaled eloquence and an overwhelming compassion for humanity. Darrow had been one of the most revered lawyers in the country, but in 1924 his reputation was still clouded after a narrow escape from a charge of jury tampering in Los Angeles. At the age of sixty-seven he thought his life and career were almost over, until he was offered an impossible assignment'the defense of the teenage "thrill killers" Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. Darrow then went on to earn even more international acclaim in two other groundbreaking cases: a classic standoff against William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes Monkey Trial in Tennessee, and the Ossian Sweet murder trial in Detroit. Throughout two crammed and dizzying years, this lion of the court held the Western world in awe as he tackled these three starkly different, history-making cases, each in turn dubbed "the Trial of the Century." But these trials, as important as they were to Darrow, were not the only events that helped rejuvenate him and seal his courtroom legacy. There was also his enduring relationship with Mary Field Parton, his lover and soul mate, a woman whose role toward the end of his career was larger than many have realized. With fascinating new research and discoveries, including her private journals and letters, The Last Trials of Clarence Darrow is an intimate and riveting depiction of this American icon, one of the greatest lawyers this country has ever seen
 
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