WorldCat Identities

Allen, Richard 1957-2013

Overview
Works: 77 works in 399 publications in 1 language and 10,401 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PS3563.C3868, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Allen
Drive me crazy by Eric Jerome Dickey( Recording )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driver is an ex-con whose attempts to stay on the straight and narrow are continually thrown off course by the women in his life. Torn between the right thing and easy cash, Driver wrestles with whether to kill his lover's husband or take on even riskier offers
12 years a slave by Solomon Northup( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Years a Slave is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom
Unmasked the final years of Michael Jackson by Ian Halperin( Recording )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delivers new revelations about Michael Jackson's controversial life and legacy: his multiple plastic surgeries, his skin bleaching, his sexual identity, and his potentially fatal genetic condition ... and dispels the popular myths" about the King of Pop. The conclusion was written after "Michael Jackson died just as this book was going to press."
Picking cotton our memoir of injustice and redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino( Recording )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July of 1984 in Burlington, North Carolina, Jennifer Thompson was raped in her own bed by an armed assailant. Not two months later, Thompson identified Ronald Cotton as the attacker, who was tried and sentenced to life in prison. However, after eleven years behind bars, Cotton was found innocent through DNA testing. Some time later, the two met and forged an unlikely friendship
Diablerie by Walter Mosley( Recording )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoying a precarious sober life balancing family duties with his relationship with a patient mistress, Ben finds his years of alcoholism catching up with him when he encounters a woman with knowledge of a significant event from his past that Ben cannot remember
Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn into an affair with his sister-in-law in spite of his love for his wife, a man finds his choices further complicated by the mysterious and tragic past shared by both women
Magic city a novel by James W Hall( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photograph taken during the 1964 Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston fight may hold the key to a horrific, politically motivated crime forty-two years later
The slaves' war the Civil War in the words of former slaves by Andrew Ward( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaving hundreds of interviews with excerpts from diaries, letters, and memoirs, a narrative history of the American Civil War captures the story of the conflict from the perspective of the African-American slaves who played a role
Silver tower by Dale Brown( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran has been invaded, and America responds in a grueling counterattack by air, sea, and by a brave new technology that will redefine war. the most sophisticated laser defense systerm ever. It's called Silver Tower, and it will change the balance of world power forever
Blues journey by Walter Dean Myers( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blues poem that revisits the history of the African American experience
The last street novel by Omar Tyree( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shareef Crawford, a celebrated writer of romantic fiction, leaves his sunny mansion in South Florida and returns to his Harlem roots to pen a true crime book that may just end his life
Flight of the old dog by Dale Brown( Recording )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitted with state-of-the-art weaponry, a lone B-52 navigated by Pat McLanahan attempts to survive waves of Soviet surface-to-air missles and MIG fighters and drop a single bomb on a Star Wars-type laser installation in Siberia
Opening day the story of Jackie Robinson's first season by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, this a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era
The price of stones building a school for my village by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A founder of the Nyaka and Kutamba AIDS Orphans Schools describes how he returned to his native Uganda after college and was compelled by the dire circumstances of his village's AIDS orphans to make tuition-free education available
Murder at Ford's Theatre by Margaret Truman( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body of Nadia Zarinski, an attractive young woman who worked for Senator Bruce Lerner and who volunteered at Ford's is discovered in the alley behind the theatre. Soon a pair of mismatched cops, young, studious Rick Klayman and gregarious veteran Moses "Mo" Johnson start digging into the victim's life, and find themselves confronting an increasing cast of suspects
Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eluding the hired slave catchers. Aided by the underground railroad, Quakers, and others opposed to the Fugitive Slave Act, Eliza, her son, and her husband George run toward Canada. As the Harrises flee to freedom, another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale. Too loyal to abuse his master's trust, too Christian to rebel, Tom wrenches himself from his family. Befriending a white child, Evangeline St. Clare, Tom is purchased by her father and taken to their home in New Orleans. Although Evangeline's father finally resolves to free his slaves, his sudden death places him in the ranks of those who mean well by their slaves but never take action. Tom is sent farther downriver to Simon Legree's plantation, and the whips of Legree's overseers
What becomes of the brokenhearted [a memoir] by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A day late and a dollar short by Terry McMillan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A husband, wife, and their four children are introduced to the family martriarch, and the sparks fly as they try to reconcile their differences
He-motions even strong men struggle by T. D Jakes( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspirational and refreshingly honest audio, is the ultimate source for women seeking to comprehend and care for the men in their lives. It helps decode men's often baffling behavior and provides eye-opening insights for greater intimacy and healing in your relationships
From midnight to dawn the last tracks of the underground railroad by Jacqueline Tobin( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. While there were dedicated conductors and safe houses, there were also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight, the code name given to Detroit, the Detroit River became their Jordan. And Canada became the Promised Land where they could live freely in black settlements, one known as Dawn, under the protection of British law. This book presents the men and women who established the Railroad and the people who traveled it. Some are well known, like Harriet Tubman and John Brown, but there are equally heroic, less familiar figures here as well. The book evokes the turmoil and controversies of the time, including the furor over Uncle Tom's Cabin, congressional confrontations in Washington, and fierce disputes among black settlers in Canada.--From publisher description
 
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Drive me crazy
Alternative Names
Amin, Shango

Languages
English (172)

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Unmasked the final years of Michael JacksonPicking cotton our memoir of injustice and redemptionDiablerieGenevieveMagic city a novelThe slaves' war the Civil War in the words of former slavesSilver towerBlues journey