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Freedman, Samuel G.

Works: 29 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 6,971 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Drama  Domestic drama  Theater reviews  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, wpr, Interviewer
Classifications: LD7501.N525, 373.110092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Samuel G Freedman
Small victories : the real world of a teacher, her students, and their high school by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a portrait of a master teacher in Manhattan describing her dedication to her students and recreates daily life at the school
Upon this rock : the miracles of a black church by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series of innovative programs, it has rescued even those who have traditionally eluded the black church, from drug abusers to the neighborhood's youth and men. Here is a church that has found the divine in the pulpit and the streets, that has tested and tempered its spirituality in activism. In Upon This Rock, Samuel Freedman, author of the National Book Award finalist Small Victories, chronicles a year in the life of Saint Paul, a year of risks and rewards for the
Jew vs. Jew : the struggle for the soul of American Jewry by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedman illuminates the forces that have undermined the traditional peaceful coexistence among Orthodox, conservative, reform and Reconstructionst branches and secular and unaffiliated Jews
The inheritance : how three families and America moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and beyond by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a chronicle of three generations of three working-class families, award-winning journalist Samuel G. Freedman tells the human story of the political transformation of twentieth-century America - the rise and fall of FDR's New Deal coalition and its displacement by the new conservatism of Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich. This is the single most important political phenomenon of our times. Freedman has selected three families who are at once singular and broadly representative. They are families who reached this country just as the century was beginning and struggled as blacksmiths and domestics and butchers and plumbers to gain a foothold. They are families who acted on their beliefs not only by voting but also by organizing neighborhoods and leading union chapters, canvassing precincts and watching polls and marching in torch-light parades. These families were pillars of the Democratic coalition that largely led America from 1932 until 1968 - community activists, trade unionists, machine politicians, with loyalties based on religion, ethnicity, and social class. These families equally embody the forces that shifted the majority into Republican hands for all but four years between 1968 and 1992 - grievances about taxes, crime, and reverse discrimination; the rise of suburbia and a shift to a new political machine based on private financing for development rather than public works. They are individuals who shifted from New Deal Democrats to Reagan Republicans to a mixture of GOP stalwarts, hesitant Clinton backers, and political dropouts. And in so doing, they carried with them a nation's destiny. The Inheritance will change our understanding of how and why America selects its leaders
Breaking the line : the season in Black college football that transformed the sport and changed the course of civil rights by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the 1967 football season leading up to that year's black college championship between Grambling College and Florida A & M, and how it fit into the civil rights struggles of the time
Letters to a young journalist by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of a thirty-year career, Samuel Freedman has excelled both at doing journalism and teaching it, and he passionately engages both of these endeavors in the pages of this book. As an author and journalist, Freedman has produced award-winning books, investigative series, opinion columns, and feature stories and has become a specialist in a wide variety of fields. As a teacher, he has shared his expertise and experience with hundreds of students, who have gone on to succeed in both print and broadcast media. Here, he conducts an extended conversation with young journalists--from kids on the high school paper to graduates starting their first jobs. Whether he's talking about radio documentaries or TV news shows, Internet blogs, or backwater beats, shoeleather research or elegant prose, his goal is to explore the habits of mind that make an excellent journalist--and to offer students and journalists wise guidance and professional inspiration.--From publisher description
Who she was : a son's search for his mother's life by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August Wilson Century cycle by August Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humans by Stephen Karam( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This year for Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers in a new Chinatown apartment shared by daughter Brigid and her boyfriend: a typical housing space for New York, cramped with people and all the compassion, cares, and consternation they bring with them
Who she was : my search for my mother's life by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Samuel G. Freedman was nearing fifty, the same age at which his mother died of breast cancer, he realized that he did not know who she was. Of course, he knew that Eleanor had been his mother, a mother he kept at an emotional distance both in life and after death. He had never thought about the entire life she lived before him, a life of her own dreams and disappointments. And now, that ignorance haunted him. So Freedman set out to discover the past, and Who She Was is the story of what he found. It is the story of a young woman's ambitions and yearnings, of the struggles of her impoverished immigrant parents, and of the ravages of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Holocaust. It is also the story of a middle-aged son wracked with regret over the disregard he had shown as a teenage boy for a terminally ill mother, and as an adult incapable for decades of visiting her grave. It is the story of how he healed that wound by asking all the questions he had not asked when his mother was alive. Whom did she love' Who broke her heart' What lifted her spirits' What crushed her hopes' What did she long to become' And did she get to become that woman in her brief time on earth' Who She Was brings a compassionate yet unflinching eye to the American Jewish experience. It recaptures the working-class borough of the Bronx with its tenements and pushcarts, its union halls and storefront synagogues and rooftop-tar beaches. It remembers a time when husbands searched hundreds of miles for steady work and wives sent packages and prayers to their European relatives in the desperate hope they might survive the Nazis. In such a world, Eleanor Hatkin came of age, striving for education, for love, for a way out. Researched as a history, written like a novel, Who She Was stands in the tradition of such classics as Call It Sleep and The Assistant. In bringing to life his mother, Samuel G. Freedman has given all readers a memorable heroine
The inheritance : how three families and the American political majority moved from left to right by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small victories by Samuel G Freedman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fences by August Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama takes you into the world of Troy Maxson, former baseball player with the Negro leagues. Troy is now a garbage man who feels his life has been hemmed in by others, but as the story unfolds he is forced to confront his role in the building of his life's fences
Dying words : the AIDS reporting of Jeff Schmalz and how it transformed The New York Times by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"AIDS outed Jeff Schmalz. A rising star at The New York Times, Jeff had carefully kept his identity as a gay man hidden from his superiors to protect his career. But everything changed on December 21, 1990 when he collapsed in the newsroom and was then diagnosed with full-blown AIDS. Courageously, Jeff chose to report on the disease that was killing him and countless others. Dying Words is based on original interviews with Anna Quindlen, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., and Adam Moss, among other leading journalists, and it draws on Jeff's own interviews with such figures as Bill Clinton, Magic Johnson, Mary Fisher, Larry Kramer, and Randy Shilts. This book--and a companion radio documentary available through PRX--preserve Jeff Schmalz's legacy and confirm his profound effect on American journalism."--Back cover
American Jewry and the college campus : best of times or worst of times? by Deborah E Lipstadt( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The street stops here : a year at a Catholic high school in Harlem by Patrick McCloskey( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

""There are two Harlems," observes Patrick J. McCloskey in this engrossing narrative. "One bursts with new hope, while the other has remained marooned on the edge of the mainstream for generations." The problem, he asserts, is the enormous difficulty urban minority children face in getting a quality education. The Street Stops Here offers a deeply personal and compelling account of this struggle in a controversial setting, a Catholic high school in central Harlem, where mostly disadvantaged (and often non-Catholic) African American young men graduate on time and get into college. Interweaving vivid portraits of day-to-day school life with clear and even-handed analysis, McCloskey takes us through an eventful year at Rice High School, as staff, students, and families make heroic efforts to prevail against society's negative expectations. McCloskey's riveting narrative brings into sharp relief an urgent public policy question: whether (and how) to save these schools, which provide the only educational hope for thousands of poor and working-class students - and thus fulfill a crucial public mandate. Just as significantly, The Street Stops Here offers invaluable lessons for low-performing urban public schools."--Jacket
Federal estate and gift taxation : 1997 cumulative supplement no. 2 by Samuel G Freedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Murder hits home by Samuel G Freedman( )

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

The asja guide to freelance writing : a professional guide to the business, for nonfiction writers of all experience levels by Samuel G Freedman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether you're just starting out, considering going full-time, or are already a successful freelance writer, you'll find the information and insights needed to take your work to the next level in this smart, thorough guide. Compiled by the prestigious American Society of Journalists and Authors, the book's twenty-six chapters cover the business from every angle, tackling the topics every freelancer needs to master in order to make it today. Chapters cover: planning a writing business * generating fresh ideas * the secrets of a successful magazine query * the latest research tools and techniques * writing for the Web * developing areas of specialization * promoting yourself and your work * op-eds, essays, and other ways to leverage your knowledge * contracts * taxes and deductions * working with editors and agents * going full-time * key lessons you won't have to learn the hard way * and more. Written by twenty-six of the top freelancers working today, this indispensable guide provides trade secrets that others have learned the hard way, inspiration to take your work where you want it to go, and a revealing view into the minds and working habits of freelance writers at the top of their game
Sons of Abraham : a candid conversation about the issues that divide and unite Jews and Muslims by Marc Schneier( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prominent rabbi and imam, each raised in orthodoxy, overcome the temptations of bigotry and work to bridge the chasm between Muslims and Jews Rabbi Marc Schneier, the eighteenth generation of a distinguished rabbinical dynasty, grew up deeply suspicious of Muslims, believing them all to be anti-Semitic. Imam Shamsi Ali, who grew up in a small Indonesian village and studied in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, believed that all Jews wanted to destroy Muslims. Coming from positions of mutual mistrust, it seems unthinkable that these orthodox religious leaders would ever see eye to eye. Yet in the aftermath of 9/11, amid increasing acrimony between Jews and Muslims, the two men overcame their prejudices and bonded over a shared belief in the importance of opening up a dialogue and finding mutual respect. In doing so, they became not only friends but also defenders of each other's religion, denouncing the twin threats of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia and promoting interfaith cooperation. In Sons of Abraham, Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali tell the story of how they became friends and offer a candid look at the contentious theological and political issues that frequently divide Jews and Muslims, clarifying erroneous ideas that extremists in each religion use to justify harmful behavior. Rabbi Schneier dispels misconceptions about chosenness in Judaism, while Imam Ali explains the truth behind concepts like jihad and Shari'a. And on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the two speak forthrightly on the importance of having a civil discussion and the urgency of reaching a peaceful solution. As Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali show, by reaching a fuller understanding of one another's faith traditions, Jews and Muslims can realize that they are actually more united than divided in their core beliefs. Both traditions promote kindness, service, and responsibility for the less fortunate'and both religions call on their members to extend compassion to those outside the faith. In this sorely needed book, Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali challenge Jews and Muslims to step out of their comfort zones, find common ground in their shared Abrahamic traditions, and stand together and fight for a better world for all
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Jew vs. Jew : the struggle for the soul of American Jewry
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Samuel G. Freedman Amerikaans journalist

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Upon this rock : the miracles of a black churchJew vs. Jew : the struggle for the soul of American JewryThe inheritance : how three families and America moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and beyondLetters to a young journalistWho she was : a son's search for his mother's lifeAugust Wilson Century cycleWho she was : my search for my mother's lifeThe inheritance : how three families and the American political majority moved from left to right