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Dickerson, James

Overview
Works: 46 works in 177 publications in 2 languages and 13,240 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: DS559.62.U6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Dickerson
North to Canada : men and women against the Vietnam War by James Dickerson( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While we may never know the exact number of Americans who chose Canada over Vietnam, an estimated half-million men and women went north as a result of their opposition to the war. Despite President Ford's amnesty and President Carter's pardon, some of these exiles never returned. This book, which focuses upon those who remained in Canada, offers a resister's eye view of the most traumatic war in American history. Dickerson blends resister interviews with an account of the historical events that served as watersheds for these young Americans
Goin' back to Memphis : a century of blues, rock 'n' roll, and glorious soul by James Dickerson( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goin' Back to Memphis is the first comprehensive history of Memphis music-making as it developed over the last hundred years, told in the words of the performers, record producers, and composers themselves. The author brings a special perspective to how black and white musicians have worked together to forge a unique musical style with elements of country, boogie, blues, rock, and gospel. You'll meet memorable figures on the music scene, from "Fiddlin" Abe Fortas, who led a popular dance band in Memphis in the twenties and thirties and went on to become a trusted advisor to President Lyndon Johnson; radio engineer Sam Phillips, who started the Sun label to record local blues performers and ended up discovering Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins; housewife Estelle Stewart Axton, who with her brother launched Stax Records, one of the most important purveyors of '60s soul; and producer Willie Mitchell, who helped launch the career of Al Green. Beale Street has long been the capital of Memphis music - and also a center for gambling, womanizing, and street-level politics. Dickerson shows how the many forces of Memphis life - from the genteel upper classed to the lowly street cleaners - came together in this locus of good times and low-down activities to forge a singular cultural alliance. While the forces of moral righteousness threatened the merrymaking, somehow the creative life of Beale and its denizens could not be put down. The triumph of creativity over corrupt businessmen and politicians has often been at best a temporary one, but it is the heart and soul of Memphis's musical journey
Dixie's dirty secret : the true story of how the government, the media, and the mob conspired to combat integration and the Vietnam antiwar movement by James Dickerson( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954 mandated the desegregation of schools nationwide, the legislature in the state of Mississippi created the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the basic mission of which was to prevent integration in that state. This book is an investigative history of the Commission, other government agencies (including the FBI), and organized crime, all of which conspired to break the law in dealing with civil-rights and antiwar activists during the 1950s and 1960s." "The author uncovers new information about the efforts of FBI agents to combat integration and exposes the longest-running conspiracy in American history."--BOOK JACKET
Just for a thrill : Lil Hardin Armstrong, first lady of jazz by James Dickerson( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Along with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Lillian "Lil" Hardin (1898-1971) was arguably the third most crucial figure in the creation of popular jazz, but today her important contributions are almost entirely unknown." "Born in Memphis, Lil was, by her early twenties, the most sought-after jazz pianist in Chicago, playing first with Freddie Keppard's watershed Creole Jazz Band and later with King Oliver's world-famous Creole Jazz Band. She was already well established in Chicago as a pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader before she met and married Louis Armstrong in 1924." "Music writer and investigative journalist James L. Dickerson chronicles Lil's many musical achievements, which are all the more remarkable when one considers the patriarchal resistance that women in all professions - jazz included - confronted in twentieth-century America." "But Just for a Thrill, based on original research and interviews, is more than a biography of a jazz pioneer. It is also a story of love found and lost, for though Louis divorced her and remarried, she never forgot him. Lil Hardin Armstrong died of a heart attack while performing during a tribute to Louis in 1971."--BOOK JACKET
Inside America's concentration camps : two centuries of internment and torture by James Dickerson( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of concentration camps in the United States that describes the imprisonment of Native Americans in the nineteenth century, internment of Japanese Americans and other immigrant groups during World War II, and Homeland Security's construction of new camps; and includes the stories of individuals who were imprisoned
Yellow fever : a deadly disease poised to kill again by James Dickerson( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellow Fever is unlikely to be found on a list of potential health threats facing Americans today. Most people, if they have heard of the disease at all, would consider it a historical curiosity from a bygone era. In this fascinating study of a once-terrifying pandemic, author James L. Dickerson makes it clear that the disease could reemerge with deadly virulence. In a vividly told narrative, filled with poignant and graphic scenes culled from historical archives, Dickerson recounts the history of one of the most feared diseases in the United States. From the late 18th to the early 20th century, Yellow Fever killed Americans by the tens of thousands in the Northeast and throughout the South. In Memphis alone, five thousand people died in 1878. Dickerson describes how public health officials gradually eliminated the disease from this country, so that by the mid 1950s it had ceased to be of much concern to the public at large. However, to this day no cure has been found. As a mosquito-borne viral infection, Yellow Fever is impervious to antibiotics, and it continues to wreak havoc in parts of South America and Africa. Focusing on the present, Dickerson discusses the potential threat of Yellow Fever as a biological warfare agent in the hands of terrorists. Also of concern to public health researchers is the effect of global warming on mosquito populations. Even a one-to-two degree warming enables disease-bearing mosquitoes to move into areas once protected by colder weather. He concludes with a discussion of current precautionary efforts based on interviews with experts and analysis of available studies
Devil's sanctuary : an eyewitness history of Mississippi hate crimes by Alex A Alston( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first-hand narrative account of hate crimes that have taken place in the state of Mississippi documents the 1956 Sovereignty Commission's efforts to preserve segregation and local values by declaring the state outside of federal jurisdiction, detailing harrowing acts of lynching, arson, wrongful imprisonment, and other criminal actions that were subsequently enabled
The basics of adoption : a guide for building families in the U.S. and Canada by James Dickerson( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go, girl, go! : the women's revolution in music by James Dickerson( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By any measure, 1996 was a landmark year in American Music. It was the year female solo artists out-charted their male counterpoints on the Top 20 charts for the first time in history. And, they did it by an impressive margin of 61 to 39 percent. Intrigued by the seemingly sudden surge of female recording artists, the author examined the pop charts from 1996 back to the start of the modern era, 1954, to determine the significance of the event. What he discovered astonished him: Not until 1996 had women ever out-charted men on the pop charts-the 1996 event was a historical first for American music. This revolution brought about incredible changes in the industry and in the music itself. But the building blocks for these changes were laid many years before by hundreds of women in front of the mic and behind the scenes. Go, Girl, Go! is the story of their musical revolution
Women on top : the quiet revolution that's rocking the American music industry by James Dickerson( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the process by which female performers have come to dominate the American music industry, drawing from an analysis of four decades of chart data, as well as interviews with recording artists, industry executives, and managers in an attempt to explain the revolution
Dixie Chicks : down-home and backstage by James Dickerson( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dixie Chicks hold a prominent position in the music business as one of only two female bands that have succeeded in the pop charts in the 1990s. Today, their sassy attitudes, funky style of dress, and updated bluegrass/country music attract fans like bees to honey, not unlike their past days of playing on the streets
Nicole Kidman by James Dickerson( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the Oscar-winning actress's childhood as the daughter of Australian activist parents, her marriage to, and divorce from, Tom Cruise, her decidedly private lifestyle, the controversies surround her films, and her complex personality
Colonel Tom Parker : the curious life of Elvis Presley's eccentric manager by James Dickerson( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Elvis's manager explores the colorful early life of this seminal figure in the history of rock music
That's alright, Elvis : the untold story of Elvis's first guitarist and manager, Scotty Moore by Scotty Moore( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Elvis Presley first showed up at Sam Phillips's Memphis-based Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. At first, Sam ignored him, but the teen was persistent, so Sam asked another musician, a guitarist who worked with a local band called the Starlite Wranglers, to get in touch with Elvis. The name of that guitarist was Scotty Moore. After days of desperate attempts, they were ending one session when they began horsing around with a souped-up version of an old blues number, "That's All Right, Mama." Sam Phillips stuck his head out of the control room window and said "What are ya'll doin'?" "Just foolin' around," Scotty replied. "Well, keep it up," Sam replied, and promptly recorded what turned out to be Elvis's first single - and the defining record of his early style. That record launched a whirlwind of touring, radio appearances, and Elvis's first break into Hollywood. Scotty and Bill were there all the way - in fact, they were billed as a group, the Blue Moon Boys. It was only after "Colonel" Tom Parker came on the scene, snatching up Elvis's contract from a local promoter, that the band was relegated to second place and eventually pushed out of Elvis's inner circle. For Scotty, who had been so close to the young singer, losing touch with him was hard. He managed to carve out a place for himself in the recording industry, primarily as an engineer and producer, although he continued to play on sessions for Elvis and others through the '60s, '70s and '80s. Although unhappy about his treatment by Colonel Parker, he has never before told the true story of how Elvis, he, and Bill created the original rock 'n' roll sound. With Bill Black and Elvis both dead, Scotty is the only remaining member of the original trio who can tell the real story of how Elvis transformed popular music - and how Scotty himself created the guitar sound that has become the prototype for all rock guitar that has followed
Faith Hill : piece of my heart by James Dickerson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a portrait of country music star Faith Hill, chronicling her rise to the heights of country and pop music charts, her roles as wife and mother, and her search for her birth mother
Mojo triangle : birthplace of country, blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll by James Dickerson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mojo Triangle traces the origins of the music that came out of New Orleans, the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, Muscle Shoals and Nashville, and explains, often in the words of the artists themselves, the apocalyptic vision that gave birth to the music. --From publisher's description
Adoptive and foster parent screening : a professional guide for evaluations by James Dickerson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screening applicants for adoption or foster homes has life-altering consequences for the children involved, yet there are incredibly few programs available to train screeners. Written by a former social worker, this book is based on case histories, research data, and interpretive analysis. It is intended for college students and professionals
Scotty and Elvis : aboard the mystery train by Scotty Moore( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fascinating story of how Elvis Presley and guitarist Scotty Moore changed the face of popular music. When Elvis Presley first showed up at Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. The studio's owner, Sam Phillips invited local guitarist Scotty Moore to stand in. Scotty listened carefully to the young singer and immediately realized that Elvis had something special. Along with bass player Bill Black, the trio recorded an old blues number called "That's All Right, Mama." It turned out to be Elvis' first single and the defining record of his early style, with a guitar hook that swirled country and blues together and minted a sound with unforgettable appeal. Its success launched a whirlwind of touring, radio appearances, and Elvis' first break into movies. Scotty was there every step of the way as both guitarist and manager, until Elvis' new manager, Colonel Tom Parker, pushed him out. With both Bill Black and Elvis gone, Scotty Moore is the only one left to tell the story of how the trio transformed popular music and how Scotty created the sound that became a prototype for so many rock guitarists to follow
Natalie Portman : queen of hearts by James Dickerson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie Portman is only 20 years old, but she has already costarred in nine motion pictures with actors such as Susan Sarandon, Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Goldie Hawn, Robert De Niro, and Jack Nicholson. Recently, she has found her way into the hearts of people around the world as Queen Amidala in the new Star Wars trilogy and is the only actor George Lucas has signed for all three episodes. This biography examines the charm and wit of her professional persona and reveals the emotional life of the real Portman, giving readers an idea of what lies behind her fresh beauty and formidable talent. Israeli-born and a descendant of Holocaust survivors, Portman's influences and ambitious dreams are revealed through accounts of her relationship with her successful and demanding parents, her modeling career and early acting roles, her life at Harvard, and her breathtaking performance in Star Wars
Gas transport in solid oxide fuel cells by Weidong He( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary research and emerging measurement technologies associated with gas transport in solid oxide fuel cells. Within these pages, an introduction to the concept of gas diffusion in solid oxide fuel cells is presented. This book also discusses the history and underlying fundamental mechanisms of gas diffusion in solid oxide fuel cells, general theoretical mathematical models for gas diffusion, and traditional and advanced techniques for gas diffusivity measurement
 
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North to Canada : men and women against the Vietnam War
Alternative Names
Dickerson, James L.

Dickerson James L. 1945-....

Dickerson, Jim

Dickerson, Jim 1945-

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Goin' back to Memphis : a century of blues, rock 'n' roll, and glorious soulDixie's dirty secret : the true story of how the government, the media, and the mob conspired to combat integration and the Vietnam antiwar movementJust for a thrill : Lil Hardin Armstrong, first lady of jazzInside America's concentration camps : two centuries of internment and tortureYellow fever : a deadly disease poised to kill againDevil's sanctuary : an eyewitness history of Mississippi hate crimesThe basics of adoption : a guide for building families in the U.S. and CanadaGo, girl, go! : the women's revolution in music