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Allen, Richard 1957-2013

Overview
Works: 93 works in 550 publications in 1 language and 9,914 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Director, Performer, nar, Illustrator
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Most widely held works by Richard Allen
12 years a slave by Solomon Northup( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 580 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
Drive me crazy by Eric Jerome Dickey( Recording )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Driver" is an ex-con trying to make his life right but who shares an expensive secret and a past affair with his boss's wife, a woman who is nothing but trouble. Dickey's rich characters make listeners feel as if they are present in the hustle-filled pool hall, the bedroom, and the Lincoln Town Car that "Driver" chauffeurs his wealthy and notorious clients around in
Unmasked : the final years of Michael Jackson by Ian Halperin( Recording )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 441 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 419 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 )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 414 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 360 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 slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves by Andrew Ward( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 313 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
Magic city : a novel by James W Hall( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 303 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
Charlie Parker played be bop by Christopher Raschka( Recording )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop
Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Recording )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaves Uncle Tom and Eliza live relatively peaceful lives on the Kentucky farm of Arthur Shelby. However, when Arthur learns he may lose his farm, he decides to sell Tom and Eliza. Eliza gets wind of the plan and escapes with her son. Tom is sold, but finds good fortune aboard the riverboat on which he is transported
The last street novel by Omar Tyree( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 256 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
A day late and a dollar short by Terry McMillan( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 251 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
Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 239 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
Silver tower by Dale Brown( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iran has been invaded. And America responds in a grueling counterattack by air, by sea -- and by a brave new technology that will redefine war. The most sophisticated laser defense system ever. It is called Silver Tower. And it will change the balance of world power forever."
The price of stones : building a school for my village by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 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
Flight of the old dog by Dale Brown( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 224 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
What becomes of the brokenhearted : [a memoir] by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From midnight to dawn : the last tracks of the underground railroad by Jacqueline Tobin( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 200 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
The bond : [the three doctors] by Sampson Davis( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 195 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
The souls of Black folk by W. E. B Du Bois( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.E.B. Du Bois presents a collection of fourteen essays focused on African-American culture
 
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Unmasked : the final years of Michael JacksonPicking cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemptionDiablerieGenevieveThe slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slavesMagic city : a novelCharlie Parker played be bopUncle Tom's cabin
Alternative Names
Amin, Shango

Languages
English (238)