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McBride, James 1957-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 577 publications in 12 languages and 24,216 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Biographies  History  Autobiographies  War stories  Drama  Short stories  War films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Production personnel, Creator, Author of screenplay, Other
Classifications: PS3613.C28, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James McBride
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride( Book )

46 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859
Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride( Book )

72 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a historical novel based on events at a small village in Tuscany during World War II, four African American soldiers from the 92nd Division, a band of partisans, and a young Italian boy come together to experience a miracle
Song yet sung by James McBride( Book )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale set against a backdrop of slave rights conflicts in the nineteenth-century Chesapeake Bay region finds young runaway Liz Spocott inadvertently inspiring a slave breakout from the attic prison of a notorious slave thief
Five-carat soul by James McBride( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives."--
Kill 'em and leave : searching for James Brown and the American soul by James McBride( Book )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McBride shows that Brown's rough-and-tumble life is an unsettling metaphor for American life: the tension between North and South, black and white, rich and poor. From the forgotten corners of the country town where Brown's family was among those displaced by America's largest nuclear power bomb-making facility to the Augusta, Georgia, funeral home where the Michael Jackson sat up all night with the body of his musical godfather, you'll come to understand Brown through McBride's own insights as a black musician with Southern roots
Miracle at St. Anna( Visual )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August 1944. Follows four black soldiers of the all-black 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped near the small Tuscan village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of World War II. One of the men will risk his life to save an Italian boy who lives in the city where the Waffen-SS have massacred most of the citizens of the town in retaliation for Italian partisan activity. A sculpted head from the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence is a focal point
The good lord bird by James McBride( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive
Song yet sung by James McBride( Recording )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-Civil War Maryland a beautiful young runaway slave, Liz Spocott suffers a head wound and falls into a coma. When she awakens she can see the future which helps her and fellow slaves escape the slave-catchers
An introduction to My Ántonia by Willa Cather : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Willa Cather's novel about the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land of nineteenth century Nebraska
An introduction to The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan : audio guide by Adam Kampe( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, a novel about four mothers, four daughters, and four families whose paths cross in 1949 in San Francisco as four Chinese women begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk
Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride( Recording )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Italy during World War II, Miracle of St. Anna is the story of four Negro soldiers in the 92nd all-black, segregated Buffalo Division. Sam Train, one of these soldiers, befriends a six-year-old Italian boy who leads the soldier and his squad into the Serchio VAlley and the site of a tragic massacre."--Container
Red Hook summer( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest in Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn series, the film tells the story of Flik Royale, a young boy from Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook, New York. Between his grandfather's preaching and the culture shock of city life, Flik's summer appears to be a total disaster, until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn
Kill 'em and leave : searching for James Brown and the American soul by James McBride( Recording )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A product of the complicated history of the American South, James Brown was a cultural shape-shifter who arguably had the greatest influence of any artist on American popular music. Brown was long a figure of fascination for James McBride, a noted professional musician as well as a writer. When he received a tip that promised to uncover the man behind the myth, McBride set off to follow a trail that revealed the personal, musical, and societal influences that created this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul genius
Five-carat soul by James McBride( Recording )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of stories, James McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives
Soul of a people : writing America's story by David A Taylor( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary recounts the role of the Federal Writers Project as the largest cultural experiment in the nation's history. Program focuses on the role played by writers who recorded local and oral histories all over the nation, many finding national acclaim as a result
The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother by James McBride( Book )

56 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James McBride has written a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to a mother."--Provided by publisher
James Brown : op zoek naar de Godfather of Soul by James McBride( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the "real" James Brown after receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth. His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul genius but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown's legacy. Kill 'Em and Leave is more than a book about James Brown. Brown's rough-and-tumble life, through McBride's lens, is an unsettling metaphor for American life: the tension between North and South, black and white, rich and poor. McBride's travels take him to forgotten corners of Brown's never-before-revealed history: the country town where Brown's family and thousands of others were displaced by America's largest nuclear power bomb-making facility; a South Carolina field where a long-forgotten cousin recounts, in the dead of night, a fuller history of Brown's sharecropping childhood, which until now has been a mystery. McBride seeks out the American expatriate in England who co-created the James Brown sound, visits the trusted right-hand manager who worked with Brown for forty-one years, and interviews Brown's most influential nonmusical creation, his "adopted son," the Reverend Al Sharpton. He describes the stirring visit of Michael Jackson to the Augusta, Georgia, funeral home where the King of Pop sat up all night with the body of his musical godfather, spends hours talking with Brown's first wife, and lays bare the Dickensian legal contest over James Brown's estate, a fight that has consumed careers; prevented any money from reaching the poor schoolchildren in Georgia and South Carolina, as instructed in his will; cost Brown's estate millions in legal fees; and left James Brown's body to lie for more than eight years in a gilded coffin in his daughter's yard in South Carolina. James McBride is one of the most distinctive and electric literary voices in America today, and part of the pleasure of his narrative is being in his presence, coming to understand Brown through McBride's own insights as a black musician with Southern roots. Kill 'Em and Leave is a song unearthing and celebrating James Brown's great legacy: the cultural landscape of America today. Praise for Kill 'Em and Leave "The definitive look at one of the greatest, most important entertainers, The Godfather, Da Number One Soul Brother, Mr. Please, Please Himself?JAMES BROWN."?Spike Lee " Please, please, please : Can anybody tell us who and what was James Brown? At last, the real deal: James McBride on James Brown is the matchup we've been waiting for, a musician who came up hard in Brooklyn with JB hooks lodged in his brain, a monster ear for the truth, and the chops to write it. This is no celeb bio but a compelling personal quest?so very timely, angry, hilarious, and as irresistible as any James Brown beat."?Gerri Hirshey, author of Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music "An unconventional and fascinating portrait of Soul Brother No. 1 and the significance of his rise and fall in American culture."?Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition
Inside Buffalo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of World War II's segregated, African American 92nd Buffalo Soldiers Division and their experiences fighting in Italy. Traces the history of African American soldiers and shows how their military obligations conflicted with the racial prejudice they faced in the military and at home. Includes newsreel footage, archival photographs, and interviews with 92nd Division veterans, Italians who knew them, Tuskegee Airmen, James McBride (author of the novel Miracle at St. Anna), and actors from the Spike Lee film based on McBride's novel
Willa Cather's My Ántonia : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of Cather's classic novel of the American immigrant experience
Amy Tan's The Joy luck club : audio guide by Adam Kampe( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews, commentaries, and excerpts from Amy Tan's first novel, The Joy Luck Club. Accompanying teacher's guide includes ten lesson plans, each with focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments Also includes capstone projects, suggested essay topics, handouts with more background information about the novel, and bibliographical references. Lessons dovetail with state language arts standards required for fiction. Reader's guide includes interviews, book lists, time lines, and historical information
 
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Alternative Names
James McBride Amerikaans journalist

James McBride écrivain, journaliste et musicien américain

James McBride periodista estadounidense

James McBride periodista estatunidenc

Mac Bride, James

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MacBride, James

MacBride James 1957-....

Mākbrāyd, Ǧīmz 1957-

Mc Bride, James

Mc Bride James 1957-....

ג'יימס מקברייד

ג'יימס מקברייד עיתונאי אמריקאי

מקבריד, ג'מס 1957-

מקברייד, ג׳יימס 1957-

מקברייד, גʹיימס 1957-

جيمز ماكبرايد، 1957-

جیمز مک‌براید ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

ماكبرايد، جيمس، 1957-

맥브라이드, 제임스 1957-

ジェームズ・マクブライド

マクブライド, ジェイムズ

Languages
English (423)

German (20)

French (16)

Dutch (9)

Chinese (5)

Italian (5)

Polish (5)

Hebrew (4)

Spanish (3)

Japanese (1)

Serbian (1)

Korean (1)