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Allen, Richard 1957-2013

Works: 53 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 5,182 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Case studies  Political fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives  Popular works 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3554.I319, B
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Most widely held works by Richard Allen
Diablerie by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this icy noir from a master of American fiction, the darkest secrets are the ones we keep hidden from ourselves. Ben Dibbuk has a good job, an accomplished wife, a bright college-age daughter, and a patient young mistress. Even as he goes through the motions of everyday life, however, inside he feels nothing
12 years a slave by Solomon Northup ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 353 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
Picking cotton our memoir of injustice and redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story behind the unlikely friendship which developed between the accused rapist Ronald Cotton--who served eleven years in prison for a crime he didn't commit--and his accuser, Jennifer Thompson, raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept
Unmasked the final years of Michael Jackson by Ian Halperin ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncovers the tragedy behind the final years and days of the life of pop superstar Michael Jackson
Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 254 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
Opening day the story of Jackie Robinson's first season by Jonathan Eig ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 246 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 )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 225 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
Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the controversial and abrasive "Uncle Tom's Cabin", Harriet Beecher Stowe brought the evils of slavery to the consciences and hearts of the American people through her moving portrayal of the slave experience
Drive me crazy by Eric Jerome Dickey ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The slaves' war the Civil War in the words of former slaves by Andrew Ward ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 193 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
From midnight to dawn the last tracks of the underground railroad by Jacqueline Tobin ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From midnight to dawn evokes the turmoil and controversies of the time, including the furor over the publication of Uncle Tom's cabin, congressional confrontations in Washington, and fierce disputes among black settlers in Canada over whether they should ask for money from abolitionists or strive to be self-supporting. An extraordinary examination of a part of American history, From midnight to dawn will captivate readers with its tales of hope and courage"--Publisher's description
On the shoulders of giants [my journey through the Harlem Renaissance] by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legendary basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar traces his childhood in Harlem, his professional career, and the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on his life and the African-American culture
Viral loop [from Facebook to Twitter, how today's smartest businesses grow themselves] by Adam L Penenberg ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Google to Facebook, the author delves into how a "viral loop," a situation where using a product means needing to share it with others, can make an online business a success
Mama made the difference life lessons my mother taught me by T. D Jakes ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
T.D. Jakes, pastor and bestselling author, has created an eloquent text that does justice to mothers everywhere. Using personal stories from his experiences as a son and pastor, Jakes illustrates the integral role that mothers have in shaping their children, and thereby the future. Included in his narrative are Biblical stories and anecdotes from other children that reveal the wisdom and grace with which mothers handle the most important job on earth
A time to betray the astonishing double life of a CIA agent inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran by Reza Kahlili ( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This true spy thriller reveals the inner workings of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, as witnessed by an Iranian man inside their ranks who spied for the American government. It is a human story, a chronicle of family and friendships torn apart by a terror-mongering regime, and how the adult choices of three childhood mates during the Islamic Republic yielded divisive and tragic fates. And it is the courageous account of one man's decades-long commitment to lead a double life informing on the beloved country of his birth, a place that once offered the promise of freedom and enlightenment--but is instead ruled by murderous violence and spirit-crushing oppression.--From publisher description
A day late and a dollar short by Terry McMillan ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 136 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
The bond [the three doctors] by Sampson Davis ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High school friends Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt all grew up fatherless in Newark, New Jersey. Despite tough odds they became successful doctors. Now they turn that strength to rebuilding their relationships with their fathers
A bound man why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win by Shelby Steele ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Award-winning author Steele attests that Senator Barack Obama's groundbreaking quest for the highest office in the land is fast becoming a galvanizing occasion beyond mere presidential politics, one that is forcing a national dialogue on the current state of race relations in America. Says Steele, poverty and inequality usually are the focus of such dialogues, but Obama's bid for so high an office pushes the conversation to a more abstract level where race is a politics of guilt and innocence generated by our painful racial history--a kind of morality play between (and within) the races in which innocence is power and guilt is impotence."--Container
The life and times of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederick Douglass recounts early years of abuse, his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves. It is also the only of Douglass's autobiographies to discuss his life during and after the Civil War, including his encounters with American presidents such as Lincoln, Grant, and Garfield
Not my boy! [a dad's journey with autism] by Rodney Peete ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Autism affects four times as many boys as it does girls. For their fathers, expectations and hopes are drastically changed--as NFL star Rodney Peete's were when his son R.J. was diagnosed at the age of three. After a period of anger and denial, an all-too-common reaction among fathers, Rodney joined his wife, Holly, in her efforts to help their son. With determination, love, and understanding, the family worked with R.J. to help him once again engage with the world"--Container
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