WorldCat Identities

Gunn, Moses 1929-1993

Overview
Works: 141 works in 340 publications in 4 languages and 12,124 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Moses Gunn
Roots by Alex Haley( Visual )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 2,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A black American's search for his family roots, covering over 100 years of American history from the Old South through the era of Reconstruction
The NeverEnding story by Wolfgang Petersen( Visual )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nothing threatens to destroy Fantasia and its Child-Empress and a young warrior sets out to save them
Shaft by John Singleton( Visual )
46 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective John Shaft is hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped teenage daughter and finds himself up against some Mafia chieftains who want to take over a chunk of the black underworld's uptown territory
Ragtime by E. L Doctorow( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story about the secrets walled within an old house reaches back to the days of slavery and underground railroads
Heartbreak Ridge ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eastwood plays "Gunny" Highway, a grizzled U.S. Marine Corps lifer who, as he begins his last tour of duty before mandatory retirement, sees the bumpy road his life has taken become even more complicated
Brother Future by Alan Smithee( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A slick inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave
The women of Brewster Place ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member 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
Rollerball by John McTiernan( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a dystopic future world run entirely by a few powerful corporations, the brutal sport of rollerball has taken the place of both warfare and traditional athletic competition. The greatest player in the history of rollerball, Jonathan E, receives pressure from these corporations to retire. When he refuses, both his life and his sport descend into chaos and bloodshed
Cornbread, Earl and me by Ronald L Fair( Visual )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a promising high school basketballer (Cornbread) is accused of rape and mistakenly killed by the police, it is up to his 11-year old brother Wilford and his pal Earl to find the courage to speak up and clear Cornbread's name
Perfect harmony ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in South Carolina during the 1950's, two boys form a friendship in spite of the racial barriers that divide the town
Black brigade ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A top-secret allied invasion will fail unless a strategic dam can be saved from German forces! An untested black army unit, which has worked itself deep behind Nazi lines, is the only hope for saving the dam. Racial tension explodes when a prejudiced white commando officer is sent to forge the soldiers into a lethal combat outfit. Facing certain suicide, the soldiers and their commanding officer must earn each other's respect!
Shaft's big score by Gordon Parks( Visual )
13 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private eye John Shaft runs afoul of the underworld as he investigates a friends murder
Amityville ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A family moves into a house and wages a life and death battle against the bizarre and terrifying demons that have come to possess not just their home, but their very lives
Black pioneers in American history ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Autobiographical narratives of four 19th-20th century Black Americans: Mary Church Terrel, W.E.B. Du Bois, Josiah Henson and William Parker. Each of these four, in his own way, represents the striving of his people."
First breeze of summer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deals with the conflicts between a stern, hard-working father and his two discontented sons. Also tells the story of the man's elderly mother who recalls, through flashbacks the romances of her youth with three different men who all abandoned her
Amazing Grace ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A black pious church-going widow and grandmother takes over the political campaign of a neighbor running for mayor of Baltimore, transforming him from a white man's pawn into a serious challenger of Baltimore's blue-blood establishment
Roots ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Gambia, West Africa, Kunta Kinte distinguishes himself in manhood training rituals, but is then captured by slave traders and begins an agonized journey to the New World
The Killing floor ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Custer was a Southern black sharecropper who got a job in a Chicago slaughterhouse in the early 1900's. The horrible working conditions cause him to become a Union activist. But racial tensions lead to a violent confrontation in the streets of Chicago
Ragtime by MiloŇ° Forman( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: The lives and passions of a middle class, small town family are interwoven with the scandals and events of America in 1906
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.00 for [Biographi ... to 1.00 for A Hand is ...)
Languages
English (169)
German (5)
French (2)
Spanish (2)
Covers