Most widely held works about Paul Winfield
Most widely held works by Paul Winfield
Sounder ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,808 libraries worldwide
This is the story of an 11-year-old black youngster, "Boy." When his sharecropper father is arrested and sentenced to five years at hard labor after stealing food to feed his family, Boy embarks upon a journey to find out where his father has being imprisoned. Accompanied by his dog Sounder, Boy also makes the arduous crossover from boyhood to manhood, with the help and sometimes hindrance of various people along the road.
The Terminator ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 931 libraries worldwide
In 2029, giant super-computers dominate the planet and to destroy man's future by changing the past, they send an indestructible cyborg, a Terminator, back in time to kill a woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. Can Sarah Connor protect herself from this unstoppable menace?
Star trek II. The wrath of Khan ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
The Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on routine training maneuvers, and Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned to the fact that this may be his last space mission. But Khan--a brilliant renegade of 20th Century Earth--is back with his exiled band of genetic supermen and setting a deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk ... with the threat of a universal Armageddon!
The Terminator ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 770 libraries worldwide
In 2029, the ruling giant super-computer, Skynet, sends an indestructible cyborg, a Terminator, back in time to 1984 to kill a woman, Sarah Connor, whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope.
Sounder ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
The story of a black sharecropper family living in Louisiana during the Depression. The father steals food for his family and is sent to prison. While he is in jail the mother provides love, security and strength at home. The oldest son bravely becomes the man of the house until his father returns home.
Go tell it on the mountain ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
A young black boy in the 1930's tries to win the respect of his stepfather.
The blue & the gray ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Epic story covering a period in U.S. history from John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry in 1859 to the summer of 1865 following President Lincoln's death. Focuses on two related families living on either side of the Mason-Dixon line who find themselves at war with each other.
Only the ball was white ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Pays tribute to the many topflight players from the Negro Leagues in baseball when players were denied stardom by the color line.
Queen ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
The remarkable history of Alex Haley's paternal side. Queen is the daughter of a slave and a plantation owner. During the turbulent decades of the antebellum South, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and beyond, she searches for a home in the two cultures and at times is shunned by both. Rejection and hate are no match for her unconquerable will.
At the river I stand ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Documentary of two 1968 events in the civil rights movement-- the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shows how the black community, local civil rights leaders, and AFSCME mobilized behind the strikers in mass demonstrations and a boycott of downtown businesses.
Roots: the next generations ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots.
King ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
A powerful portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and events of the Civil Rights Movement leading up to his assassination.
The Mighty pawns ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 libraries worldwide
A teacher in an inner city junior high school introduces four students to the game of chess. They then use their newly won skills to compete in the national championship.
Presumed innocent ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Rusty Sabich is an up-and-comer in the county prosecutor's office. He's intelligent, hard working, dependable. And, just maybe, he's also a murderer.
Scarlett the sequel to Gone with the wind, the greatest love story ever told ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Epic action-packed sequel of international scope to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.
The women of Brewster Place ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life.
Backstairs at the White House ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
An intimate look at life in the White House through eight administrations as remembered by a mother and daughter who, between them, served as White House maids for 52 years.
A Hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Drama about a mother, stepfather and 13-year-old boy, facing the pressures of drugs and crime in the ghetto. The boy is bright and faces a struggle, but with the help of real, loving heroes like his mom and stepdad he's on his way to becoming somebody really special.
Always outnumbered, always outgunned by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Three decades ago, young Socrates Fortlow murdered a man and woman in cold blood with his huge "rock-breaking hands" while in a drunken rage. 27 years of hard time in an Indiana prison followed. Now he is out, living in a cramped two-room apartment in an abandoned building in Watts, scavenging bottles and delivering groceries for a supermarket. The tough, brooding ex-con is determined to understand the violence and anarchy in the world around him--and in his own soul. A series of related stories make up this lyrical novel that explores the issues of morality, crime, poverty and racism through the eye of the most unforgettable character since Easy Rawlins.
Gone fishin by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Mouse's engagement to the beautiful EttaMae has turned him sour and moody. A woman like EttaMae deserves a spectacular wedding, but Mouse barely has enough money for dip and crackers. He does have a plan, however. Hiring his friend Easy to drive him in a "borrowed" Ford, Mouse heads back to his steamy bayou hometown to get some cash from his stepdaddy. Trouble is, Mouse and his stepdaddy don't exactly see eye to eye when it comes to money -- or anything else, for that matter.
Adventure and adventurers African American children African American families African American men African Americans African Americans--Religion American Civil War (1861-1865) Attempted murder Biographical television programs California--Los Angeles Civil rights movements Cyborgs Depressions Drama Families Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Haley, Alex Historical films Historical television programs History Juvenile works King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968 Kirk, James T. (Fictitious character) Louisiana Made-for-TV movies Motion pictures New York (State)--New York--Harlem Poverty Preteens Private investigators Racism Rawlins, Easy (Fictitious character) Science fiction films Science fiction films Sharecropping Spock (Fictitious character) Star Trek films Television adaptations Television mini-series Ten commandments Time travel Travel with dogs United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
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