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Allen, Richard 1957-2013

Works: 63 works in 183 publications in 1 language and 5,929 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Case studies  Political fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: E444, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Allen
Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 539 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
Diablerie by Walter Mosley( Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 409 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
Unmasked the final years of Michael Jackson by Ian Halperin( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 343 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 )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 320 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
Opening day the story of Jackie Robinson's first season by Jonathan Eig( Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 266 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
Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 262 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
The price of stones building a school for my village by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 239 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 )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 232 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
The slaves' war the Civil War in the words of former slaves by Andrew Ward( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 213 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
Drive me crazy by Eric Jerome Dickey( Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the shoulders of giants [my journey through the Harlem Renaissance] by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 171 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
From midnight to dawn the last tracks of the underground railroad by Jacqueline Tobin( Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 166 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
A time to betray the astonishing double life of a CIA agent inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran by Reza Kahlili( )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of a former CIA operative recruited out of Iran while serving as a member of the secretive and feared Revolutionary Guards
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 156 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 145 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
The life and times of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass( Recording )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 144 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
Stand the storm [a novel] by Breena Clarke( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice as they prepare for the encroaching war between the States
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 121 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
A day late and a dollar short by Terry McMillan( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 118 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 109 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
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