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Walton, Anthony 1960-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 79 publications in 1 language and 6,545 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS591.N4, 940.542108996073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Anthony Walton
 
Most widely held works by Anthony Walton
Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st "Black Panthers," the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar first learned about the battalion from family friend Leonard "Smitty" Smith, a veteran of the battalion. Working with acclaimed writer Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed the surviving members of the battalion and their descendants to weave together a page-turning narrative based on their memories and stories, from basic training through the horrors on the battlefield to their postwar experiences in a racially divided America. Trained essentially as a public relations gesture to maintain the support of the black community for the war, the battalion was never intended to see battle. In fact, General Patton originally opposed their deployment, claiming African Americans couldn't think quickly enough to operate tanks in combat conditions. But the Allies were so desperate for trained tank personnel in the summer of 1944, following heavy casualties in the fields of France, that the battalion was called up. While most combat troops fought on the front for a week or two before being rotated back, the men of the 761st served for more than six months, fighting heroically under Patton's Third Army at the Battle of the Bulge and in the Allies' final drive across France and Germany. Despite a casualty rate that approached 50 percent and an extreme shortage of personnel and equipment, the 761st would ultimately help liberate some thirty towns and villages, as well as the Gunskirchen Lager concentration camp. The racism that shadowed them during the war and the prejudice they faced upon their return home is an indelible part of their story. What shines through most of all, however, are the lasting bonds that united them as soldiers and brothers, the bravery they exhibited on the battlefield, and the quiet dignity and patriotism that defined their lives
The Vintage book of African American poetry( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology representing more than two hundred years of African American creative poetic endeavors features the work of fifty-two poets
Every shut eye ain't asleep : an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep is a a rich collection of the work of post-World War II African-American poets. It brings together the voices of the most important African-American poets of our time, beginning with the highly influential Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks, and covers an astonishing range of styles and techniques. With more than 200 poems included, there are "conventional" masterpieces - virtuoso "color-blind" poems in the tradition of Wordsworth, Keats, and Stevens - as well as a spectrum of passionate and personal pieces rooted in African-American culture and experience. This extraordinary body of poetry is the flowering of an artistic tradition established earlier in this century by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. The newer work comprises many different visions, ranging from the chiseled and layered modernism of Jay Wright to the plain-spoken ferocity of Sonia Sanchez, from the dazzling witticisms of Ishmael Reed to the plangent lyricism of Rita Dove. What this poetry has in common is its origin in African-American life and culture, its soul-stirring power, and the fact that, to date, the best of it has never been collected in one volume
Go and tell Pharaoh : the autobiography of the Reverend Al Sharpton by Al Sharpton( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bernhard Goetz subway incident in the early 1980s, in which New Yorkers applauded a white man shooting three unarmed teenagers, convinced him that inner city blacks had no voice in the power structure, and he began his life as an activist. From Howard Beach to the notorious Tawana Brawley case to Yusuf Hawkins's murder, Sharpton has been a constant and controversial advocate for the rights of African Americans. Since being stabbed in 1991, Sharpton has reevaluated his tactics - though not his goals - and has twice run for the U.S. Senate, garnering 14 percent, then 26 percent of the vote in his two runs
Brothers in arms : [the epic story of the 761st tank battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes] by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed surviving members of the 761st Tank Battalion to weave together a page-turning narrative based on their memories, stories, and historical accounts, from basic training through the horrors of the battlefield to their postwar experiences
Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st tank battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the first all-African American tank battalion to see combat in World War II, documenting how its members struggled with racial discrimination in spite of their emergence as a highly decorated unit
Cricket weather : poems by Anthony Walton( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell on the law of arbitration by Francis Russell( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1982 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi : an American journey by Anthony Walton( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A place, a state of mind and the heart of the Deep South, Mississippi is a cauldron in which much of this nation's history has been forged. It is also where Anthony Walton's parents came - and escaped - from. And when he found himself, as a young man, confronted by the unexpected and ongoing force of racism, he resolved to return to Mississippi, to go back to the beginning in order to understand how this disease became an integral part of the American psyche. Walton's journey encompasses the full expanse of the state's rich and tragic history - from the subjugation of the Natchez empire to the Civil War, from the Ku Klux Klan to the civil rights movement - and a huge roster of martyrs, bigots, writers, bluesmen, planters and sharecroppers, black and white alike. And he discovers as well the experiences of his mother and father, the vast differences between their early lives and his own, and the complex racial realities of the present day
Conversations( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating Harper : First Parish Church, [Brunswick, Maine], October 24, 1996 by Seamus Heaney( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Irish poet Seamus Heaney honors Michael S. Harper and reads from his (Heaney's) poetry in the keynote address of Celebrating Harper: a Conference and Festival in Honor of Michael S. Harper, Oct. 24-27, 1996, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me
Brothers in arms [cd/sound recording] : the courageous story of WWII's 761st "Black Panthers" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Celebrating Harper : interview with W. Warren Harper, October 25, 1996, [Bowdoin College] by W. Warren Harper( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Carl Selkin interviews W. Warren Harper, the father of poet Michael S. Harper, chiefly about the poet's early years and career. Includes commentary by Michael S. Harper
 
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Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes
Alternative Names
Anthony Walton American poet

Anthony Walton (poet) Amerikaans schrijver

Languages
English (78)

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The Vintage book of African American poetryEvery shut eye ain't asleep : an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945Go and tell Pharaoh : the autobiography of the Reverend Al SharptonBrothers in arms : [the epic story of the 761st tank battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes]Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st tank battalion, WWII's forgotten heroesMississippi : an American journeyBrothers in arms [cd/sound recording] : the courageous story of WWII's 761st "Black Panthers"