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Wagenheim, Kal

Overview
Works: 31 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 6,396 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: F1971, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kal Wagenheim
The Puerto Ricans : a documentary history by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

41 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paperback edition and updated version of previous work of same title (1973). Includes excerpts from writings of historians, anthropologists, journalists, essayists, poets, politicians, bureaucrats, and others, providing a chronological account of the island's five centuries of colonial domination. This version includes a few newspaper articles from the early 1990s by Kal Wagenheim"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Clemente! by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to discussing Clemente's achievements in baseball, the author provides insight into his personal qualities and humanity
Babe Ruth : his life and legend by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unparalleled by any other baseball star in history, Babe Ruth was a lively character remembered for his dramatic herioism on the baseball diamond and in his life. Kal Wagenheim illustrates this larger-than-life athlete in his book Babe Ruth: His Life & Legend, and describes him as both a product of his childhood in Baltimore and of his formative years as a New York Yankee. He struggled desperately with the drastic contrast between the poverty of his youth and the glamour and stardom that his famed career brought him, and although his name became synonymous with wooing women and abusing alcohol, they didn't prevent him from becoming one of history's greatest athletes
Cuentos : an anthology of short stories from Puerto Rico by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of Puerto Ricans on the U.S. mainland in the 1970s by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a survey of Puerto Ricans in United States urban areas in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Ohio. The survey includes a discussion of education, language, literacy, jobs and income, and demography. A few of the highlights of the survey include: (1) the unemployment picture for Puerto Ricans approaches 33% compared with a nationwide U.S. figure of about 6%, (2) in the decade 1960-1970, the birthrate (for the first time) contributed more to population growth among U.S. mainland Puerto Ricans than did the arrival of new migrants from the island, (3) at some point in the 1980's, the number of Puerto Ricans on the U.S. mainland may be as large as the number of Puerto Ricans on the island of Puerto Rico, (4) educational levels for U.S. Puerto Ricans are lower than those for black and white Americans, in part due to a severe shortage of bilingual teachers, (5) Puerto Ricans have made significant gains in some socioeconomic areas, but in one crucial category, income, they lag far behind; and in relative terms, during the 1960's they did not advance at all, (6) there is a growing dichotomy between the achievement levels of migrants and those mainland born Puerto Ricans (the latter have higher levels of education and income, but remain far poorer than the average American), and (7) rapidly shrinking job opportunities in the mainland urban areas of the Northeast, particularly for the unskilled and semi-skilled. All of these factors indicate that Puerto Ricans face a grim struggle for economic survival in the coming decade. (Author/AM)
Puerto Ricans in the continental United States : an uncertain future : a report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights by United States Commission on Civil Rights( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puerto Ricans in the U.S. by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper gold : how to hedge against inflation by investing in postage stamps by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La charca by Manuel Zeno Gandía( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Before the turn of the century, while the rich in Madrid, Paris, and Rome capped their sumptuous dinners with sips of Puerto Rico's exquisite black cafe, the anemic men, women, and children who harvested the precious crop lived in squalid huts, and rarely saw a scrap of meat. Brutalized by grinding poverty, theirs was the harsh world of Manuel Zeno-Gandia's La Charca, widely acknowledged as the first major novel to emerge from Puerto Rico. "In the colloquial Spanish of Puerto Rico's hill country, una charca is a stagnant pond, a body of brackish water. Puerto Rico's Spanish colonial society, says Zeno-Gandia, was an immense charca of human beings, oppressed by poverty, ignorance, and disease. La Charca's outraged cry against oppression and injustice still resonates today
Puertorriqueños en los Estados Unidos continentales : un futuro incierto : un informe by United States Commission on Civil Rights( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in Spanish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babe Ruth by Kal Wagenheim( Recording )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the famous baseball player's life and legend
Cuentos : stories from Puerto Rico( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuentos : an anthology of Puerto Rican short stories( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puerto Rico: a profile by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 261-264: A brief chronology of Puerto Rican history. 1493-1970
Coffee with God by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cast: 3m., 1w. or 2m., 2w. The role of God may be played by a man or woman. A man is enjoying coffee and a bagel at his favorite New Jersey diner when God, carrying a laptop computer, enters, sits next to him, and seems to know all about him. Their conversation ranges from the playful--finding parking spaces in Manhattan--to the heartbreaking--the loss, all too soon, of a loved one. The man questions God, who expresses sorrow over the death of the man's mother at a very early age but explains that the world is too big and complex for even God to protect everyone from tragedy. There are moments of comedy (when God praises the inventor of Immodium and refuses to take credit for it) and haunting beauty (when the man's dead parents appear, at God's behest, for a final glimpse, and dance a lovely tango). The man, deeply touched by God's gesture, hugs God, a lonely being who has never been hugged and is equally moved by that gesture. One critic has described the play as "the story of a man who finally comes to a turning point in his life. A time when all the pain and confusion is to be released." One int. set. Approximate running time: 30 minutes."--Publisher's website
The seventh miracle by Jorge I Klainman( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puerto Rico, its history and culture by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading exercises on the history and culture of Puerto Rico by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beating the races : seven easy steps to becoming a consistent winner by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside/out : voices from New Jersey State Prison : poems, stories, memoirs and commentaries( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Puerto Ricans : a documentary history
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Clemente!Babe Ruth : his life and legendLa charcaCuentos : stories from Puerto RicoThe seventh miracleInside/out : voices from New Jersey State Prison : poems, stories, memoirs and commentaries