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Fiffer, Steve

Overview
Works: 28 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 8,903 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Steve Fiffer
 
Most widely held works by Steve Fiffer
Tyrannosaurus Sue : the extraordinary saga of the largest, most fought over T. rex ever found by Steve Fiffer( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 65 million years ago in what is now Cheyenne River Sioux territory in South Dakota, a Tyrannosaurus rex matriarch locked in a ferocious battle fell mortally wounded. In 1990, her skeleton was found, virtually complete, in what many call the most spectacular dinosaur fossil discovery to date. And then another battle began--a free-for-all involving commercial dinosaur hunters, gun-toting law officers, an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Native American tribe, jealous academics, an enterprising auction house, major museums, and corporate giants. At stake: not just Sue's wealth of scientific riches, but her grant-drawing power and vast commercial potential as well. Sue is not just another dinosaur, and this is not just another dinosaur book. It is an introduction to the centuries-old history of commercial fossil hunting, a legal thriller, and a provocative look at academic versus commercial science and the chase for the money that fuels both.--From publisher description
A season for justice : the life and times of civil rights lawyer Morris Dees by Morris Dees( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grandson of a Klansman, who engineered the landmark civil suit that bankrupted the Ku Klux Klan, recounts the story of his battles against racism in the New South
Work hard, study-- and keep out of politics! : adventures and lessons from an unexpected public life by James Addison Baker( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir by the former Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff describes his experiences during his thirty-five-year career in politics, discussing the Iran-Contra scandal, the Reagan assassination attempt, and other important events
Hate on trial : the case against America's most dangerous neo-Nazi by Morris Dees( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the trial of Tom Metzger and the White Aryan Resistance for the murder of an Ethiopian student in Portland, Oregon
Home : American writers remember rooms of their own by Sharon Sloan Fiffer( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings by authors, fiction and non-fiction, each evoking a memory of home
How to watch baseball by Steve Fiffer( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family : American writers remember their own( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the eccentric, eclectic family members of seventeen of America's finest writers in this dazzling, deeply moving collection of memoirs. Take advice from Alice Hoffman's wise grandmother, Lillie Lulkin. Keep watch over lone children with Brent Staples. Share with Bob Shacochis and his wife the heartbreaking sadness of two people longing to have a child. You can also listen in as Chang-rae Lee and his mother speak their own language; carefully contemplate life through
So you've got a great idea by Steve Fiffer( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So You've Got a Great Idea-Here's How to Develop It, Sell It, Market It, or Just Cash In on It
Against the grain by Eugene Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 ways to help your community : a handbook for change by Steve Fiffer( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert diplomat : inside Saudi Arabia following 9/11 by Robert W Jordan( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 2001, George W. Bush selected Dallas attorney Robert W. Jordan as the ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Jordan's nomination sped through Congress in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and he was at his post by early October, though with no prior diplomatic experience, as Saudi Arabia mandates that the U.S. Ambassador be a political appointee with the ear of the president. Hence Jordan had to learn on the job how to run an embassy, deal with a foreign culture, and protect U.S. interests, all following the most significant terrorist attacks on the United States in history
Jimmie Lee & James : two lives, two deaths, and the movement that changed America by Steve Fiffer( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bloody Sunday"--March 7, 1965--was a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle. Days earlier, during the crackdown on another protest in nearby Marion, a state trooper, claiming self-defense, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson, a 26-year-old unarmed deacon and civil rights protester. Jackson's subsequent death spurred local civil rights leaders to make the march to Montgomery; when that day also ended in violence, the call went out to activists across the nation to join in the next attempt. One of the many who came down was a minister from Boston named James Reeb. Shortly after his arrival, he was attacked in the street by racist vigilantes, eventually dying of his injuries. Lyndon Johnson evoked Reeb's memory when he brought his voting rights legislation to Congress, and the national outcry over the brutal killings ensured its passage
Speed by Steve Fiffer( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You gotta want it! by Dick Woit( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmie lee and james : two lives, two deaths, and the movement that changed america by Adar Cohen( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bloody Sunday"--March 7, 1965-was a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle. The national outrage generated by scenes of Alabama state troopers attacking peaceful demonstrators fueled the drive toward the passage of the Voting Rights Acts later that year. But why were hundreds of activists marching from Selma to Montgomery that afternoon? Days earlier, during the crackdown on another protest in nearby Marion, a state trooper, claiming self-defense, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson, a twenty-six-year-old unarmed deacon and civil rights protester. Jackson's subsequent death spurred local civil rights leaders to make the march to Montgomery, when that day also ended in violence, the call went out to activists across the nation to join in the next attempt. One of the many who came down was a minister from Boston named James Reeb. Shortly after his arrival, he was attacked in the street by racist vigilantes, eventually dying of his injuries. Lyndon Johnson evoked Reeb's memory when he brought his voting rights legislation to Congress, and the national outcry over the brutal killings ensured its passage. Most histories of the civil rights movement note these two deaths briefly, before moving on to the more famous moments. This book gives listeners a deeper understanding of the events that galvanized an already-strong civil rights movement to one of its greatest successes, along with the herculean efforts to bring the killers of these two men to justice-a quest that would last more than four decades
A season for justice by Morris Dees( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of how this "grandson of a Klansman" used the fortune he gained from the sale of his company to found the Southern Poverty Law Center, dedicated to destroying America's own apartheid
So you've got a great idea by Steve Fiffer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three quarters, two dimes, and a nickel : a memoir of becoming whole by Steve Fiffer( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would you do if you were seventeen years old and broke your neck' It's tough enough to stand on the verge of adulthood without the extra burden of not being able to stand at all. Steve Fiffer had his whole life ahead of him in December 1967 when he fractured his fifth cervical vertebra in a wrestling accident at school, shattering his dreams. The diagnosis was quadriplegia, and his parents were told that he would never walk again. Steve, however, was not content to accept such a fate. He had always been taught that he was a leader, not a follower, and he was not going to take this news lying down. Within five months he was out of the hospital, within seven he was on crutches, and within nine he was beginning his freshman year at Yale University. And most remarkable of all, he never lost his wisecracking sense of humor or his hunger for all that life has to offer. Three Quarters, Two Dimes, and a Nickel is Steve Fiffer's story of his coming of age, and of how he created a normal life for himself despite his injury. Steve refused to be consumed or defined by his physical condition; he may not be a dollar bill, he explains, but he's still "three quarters, two dimes, and a nickel." His battle to come back from his injury casts into sharp relief the drama of becoming an adult and wrestling with issues of identity, relationships, and ambition. We join him around the dinner table as he rebuilds his once-distant relationship with his father and gains a new appreciation of their bond; we agonize with him as he tries to find true love (or at least lose his virginity) despite his self-consciousness about his physical awkwardness, and we join him at the Lawson YMCA in downtown Chicago, where he rebuilds his body under the watchful eye of the manic physical-fitness coach Dick Woit, a retired football star who puts Steve through a sort of boot camp to raise his sights even higher and propel him off his crutches for good. Part guru, part drill instructor, Woit helps Steve to develop the mental toughness to put the injury behind him and to embrace adulthood and all its responsibilities. By turns poignant, darkly comic, and ultimately triumphant, Three Quarters, Two Dimes, and a Nickel is an affirmation of how the ordinary joys of life can win out even in extraordinary circumstances
"Work hard, study-- and keep out of politics!' : adventures and lessons from an unexpected public life by James Robert Baker( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revelatory memoir from one of the great political minds of our time. The real inside story of why Gerald Ford did not ask Ronald Reagan to be his running mate in 1976-and why Reagan did not pick Ford in 1980; the battle over Florida 2000; the aborted White House job switch that inadvertently opened the door to the Iran-Contra scandal; the Bush campaign's wish that Dan Quayle would offer to resign from the ticket in 1992; the White House turmoil in the dark days following the Reagan assassination attempt; and a great deal more ... White House Chief of Staff (twice), Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, and campaign chairman for three different candidates in five successive presidential campaigns-few people have lived and breathed politics as deeply as James Baker. Now, with candor and Texas-style storytelling, and not a few surprises, he takes us into his thirty-five years behind the scenes. None of it was planned. His grandfather, the "Captain," drilled this advice into him: "Work hard, study ... and keep out of politics!" Then a personal tragedy changed the life of a forty-year-old Texas Democratic lawyer and he never looked back. From campaign horsetrading, which sometimes got rough ("Politics ain't beanbag," says Baker), to the inner councils of the Reagan and Bush administrations to the controversies of today, Baker offers frank talk and spellbinding narratives, along with personal appraisals of six presidents and a constellation of others. It was a long, unexpected journey from Houston, Texas, to Washington, D.C.-and you'll want to travel it with him
 
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Tyrannosaurus Sue : the extraordinary saga of the largest, most fought over T. rex ever found
Alternative Names
Fiffer, Steve

Fiffer, Steven J.

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Work hard, study-- and keep out of politics! : adventures and lessons from an unexpected public lifeHome : American writers remember rooms of their ownFamily : American writers remember their ownSo you've got a great idea50 ways to help your community : a handbook for changeBody