skip to content
Madison Park : a place of hope Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Madison Park : a place of hope

Author: Eric L Motley; Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A former special assistant to President George W. Bush chronicles his coming of age in a small Alabama community founded by freed slaves, where he learned valuable lessons about helping others, embracing faith, and fighting racial injustice.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Eric L Motley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Motley; Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 9780310349631 031034963X
OCLC Number: 1003759313
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Motley boy --
Madison Park --
A proud black community --
My Motley heritage --
Everything rounded out --
Years in training --
Not my only parents --
Rabbits v. Turtles --
The D.U.K. --
Shave and a haircut --
That old-time religion --
The best "hind-catcher" in the neighborhood --
The music that would change my life --
Three queens: Rosebud, Mama, and Mayes --
The book of knowledge --
Blessed interventions --
1,002 uses for a pie pan --
Keeping it real for me --
Steve Urkel and Boys State --
Evolution --
Beyond Madison Park, but still a part of it --
Remember, we're still in Alabama --
There's a part for every one of us to play --
Scotland --
The limits of knowledge, the unlimited nature of friendship --
"Stopping by woods on a snowy evening" --
"If you're not ready now" --
From the White House to Foggy Bottom --
"Barbara Ann" --
Paid in full --
Wherever I go.
Responsibility: Eric L. Motley ; foreword by Walter Isaacson.

Abstract:

Welcome to Madison Park, a place of self-determination, hope, and the American dream. And meet Eric Motley, raised in this remarkable Alabama community founded by freed slaves, a place that taught  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

A wry, nostalgic memoir of the aspirational African American community where he grew up, recalling its quirky neighbors and feisty pride amid the tensions of racially charged Alabama. * O Magazine * Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1003759313> # Madison Park : a place of hope
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1003759313" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/miu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/african_americans_alabama_montgomery_social_conditions> ; # African Americans--Alabama--Montgomery--Social conditions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Place/montgomery_ala> ; # Montgomery (Ala)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Place/usa> ; # USA
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/african_americans> ; # African Americans
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/presidents_united_states_staff> ; # Presidents--United States--Staff
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/305.896073076147/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/african_americans_alabama_montgomery> ; # African Americans--Alabama--Montgomery
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/schwarze> ; # Schwarze
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Place/alabama_montgomery> ; # Alabama--Montgomery.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Person/motley_eric_l_eric_lamar_1972> ; # Eric Lamar Motley
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/african_americans_social_conditions> ; # African Americans--Social conditions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/presidents_staff> ; # Presidents--Staff
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Person/motley_eric_l_eric_lamar_1972> ; # Eric Lamar Motley
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Person/isaacson_walter> ; # Walter Isaacson
    schema:copyrightYear "2017" ;
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description "A former special assistant to President George W. Bush chronicles his coming of age in a small Alabama community founded by freed slaves, where he learned valuable lessons about helping others, embracing faith, and fighting racial injustice."@en ;
    schema:description "The Motley boy -- Madison Park -- A proud black community -- My Motley heritage -- Everything rounded out -- Years in training -- Not my only parents -- Rabbits v. Turtles -- The D.U.K. -- Shave and a haircut -- That old-time religion -- The best "hind-catcher" in the neighborhood -- The music that would change my life -- Three queens: Rosebud, Mama, and Mayes -- The book of knowledge -- Blessed interventions -- 1,002 uses for a pie pan -- Keeping it real for me -- Steve Urkel and Boys State -- Evolution -- Beyond Madison Park, but still a part of it -- Remember, we're still in Alabama -- There's a part for every one of us to play -- Scotland -- The limits of knowledge, the unlimited nature of friendship -- "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening" -- "If you're not ready now" -- From the White House to Foggy Bottom -- "Barbara Ann" -- Paid in full -- Wherever I go."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4614838430> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Autobiographies"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Madison Park : a place of hope"@en ;
    schema:productID "1003759313" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780310349631> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB7O5140> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1003759313> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Person/isaacson_walter> # Walter Isaacson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Isaacson" ;
    schema:givenName "Walter" ;
    schema:name "Walter Isaacson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Person/motley_eric_l_eric_lamar_1972> # Eric Lamar Motley
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1972" ;
    schema:familyName "Motley" ;
    schema:givenName "Eric Lamar" ;
    schema:givenName "Eric L." ;
    schema:name "Eric Lamar Motley" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Place/alabama_montgomery> # Alabama--Montgomery.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Alabama--Montgomery." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Place/montgomery_ala> # Montgomery (Ala)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Montgomery (Ala)" ;
    schema:name "Montgomery (Ala.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/african_americans> # African Americans
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African Americans"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/african_americans_alabama_montgomery> # African Americans--Alabama--Montgomery
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African Americans--Alabama--Montgomery"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/african_americans_alabama_montgomery_social_conditions> # African Americans--Alabama--Montgomery--Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African Americans--Alabama--Montgomery--Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/african_americans_social_conditions> # African Americans--Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African Americans--Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/presidents_staff> # Presidents--Staff
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Presidents--Staff"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4614838430#Topic/presidents_united_states_staff> # Presidents--United States--Staff
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Presidents--United States--Staff"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780310349631>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "031034963X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780310349631" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.