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Killens, John Oliver 1916-1987

Overview
Works: 88 works in 299 publications in 11 languages and 9,471 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  War fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Satire  Humorous fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3561.I37, 813.54
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And then we heard the thunder by John Oliver Killens( Book )

49 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A robust, angry novel, despite its surface humor, about the lives of a bunch of unforgettable draftees in a Jim Crow company whose loves and laughter contrast sharply with the undertone of racial conflict
Black southern voices : an anthology of fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and critical essays by John Oliver Killens( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of fifty-six African-American Southern writers whose works address the living contradictions of the South
Youngblood by John Oliver Killens( Book )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centering on the Youngblood family of Crossroads, Georgia, this story, set in the early part of the 20th century, includes "Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength; Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong-willed wife; Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York; and Robby; the Youngbloods' son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement."--Cover of pbk. ed
Black man's burden by John Oliver Killens( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cotillion; or, One good bull is half the herd by John Oliver Killens( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and German and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful, high-stepping Yoruba of Harlem is invited to the annual cotillion thrown by African-American high society of Queens. Caught between the indifference of her father, the excitement of her social-climbing mother, and her boyfriend's militancy, Yoruba persuades her sister debutantes to challenge the aging doyennes in one of the most sidesplitting scenes in American literature
'Sippi by John Oliver Killens( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ABC of color : selections chosen by the author from over a half century of his writings by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book chronicles the story of sixty years of the life of a great man, Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, a social scientist, historian and pioneer in the black liberation struggle--in the U.S.A. and in Africa whence came his great-grandfather as a slave child in the eighteenth century. These selections from his writings of more than a half century were chosen by Dr. Du Bois himself shortly before his death in Ghana in 1963 at the age of ninety-five. He wrote with satire, humor, irony and stirring indignation. What he said decades ago is today being borne out in the fight of black people the world over"--Back cover
Great Black Russian : a novel on the life and times of Alexander Pushkin by John Oliver Killens( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great gittin' up morning by John Oliver Killens( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odds against tomorrow by Robert Wise( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ready for the taking. It's too much to resist for Earl Slater, a bigoted ex-con slumming through life with a patronizing girlfriend, an obliging neighbor and zero expectations. He agrees to be part of a bank job planned by former cop Burke. Until, that is, he finds out one of his partners will be a black man. Earl's desperate need for cash, however, leads him to reconsider. For the job only, he'll put his racism aside ... until moments away from the score, hatred erupts
A man ain't nothin' but a man : the adventures of John Henry by John Oliver Killens( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel retells the life of the legendary steel-driver of early railroad days who challenged the steam hammer to a steel-driving contest. Born the son of former slaves, from the first day of his life John Henry was marked by his strength and size. Leaving home as a young man, he was never fully happy unless he was working on the railroad, laying the tracks that would unify the country. As a Black man he, like so many of his people, was often subjected to the scorn of white people. But his power, strength, and the love of a good woman allowed him to overcome all obstacles - except the one that led to his death
Harlem stirs by Fred Halstead( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaves by John Oliver Killens( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And then we heard the thunder [by] John Oliver Killens by John Oliver Killens( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Oliver Killens angry novel of a black GI division in World War II fighting the Japanese with one hand and American white prejudice with the other
Und dann hörten wir den Donner : Roman by John Oliver Killens( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial record of Denmark Vesey by Denmark Vesey( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yangbulade yi jia by John Oliver Killens( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Knossos tablets: by John Chadwick( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I usłyszeliśmy grzmot by John Oliver Killens( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in Polish and Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And then we heard the thunder by John Oliver Killens( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Black southern voices : an anthology of fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and critical essays
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Black southern voices : an anthology of fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and critical essaysYoungbloodThe cotillion; or, One good bull is half the herdGreat Black Russian : a novel on the life and times of Alexander PushkinOdds against tomorrowJohn Oliver Killens : a life of Black literary activismContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
John Killens

John Oliver Killens American writer

John Oliver Killens Amerikaans romanschrijver (1916-1987)

John Oliver Killens écrivain américain

John Oliver Killens escritor estadounidense

Killens, J. O. 1916-

Killens, J. O. (John Oliver), 1916-

Killens, John 1916-1987

Killens, John O.

Killens, John O. 1916-1987

Killens, John O. (John Oliver), 1916-1987

Killens, John Oliver

Killens, John Oliver, 1916-

Killenzs, Džons Olivers 1916-1987

Джон Оливер Килленс

Килленс, Джон О 1916-1987

Килленс, Джон Оливер 1916-1987

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