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Hirsch, James S.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 60 publications in 2 languages and 7,066 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Popular works  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV865.M38, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James S Hirsch
Willie Mays : the life, the legend by James S Hirsch( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorized by Willie Mays and written by a "New York Times" bestselling author, this is the definitive biography of one of baseball's immortals
Riot and remembrance : the Tulsa race war and its legacy by James S Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an account of the 1921 race riot that destroyed the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, leaving hundreds of black residents dead, and describes the battle for belated justice and reparations for the victims
Two souls indivisible : the friendship that saved two POWs in Vietnam by James S Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life-saving friendship that developed between a black Air Force officer and a white Navy pilot from a privileged Southern background while they were both prisoners of the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War
Cheating destiny : living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemic by James S Hirsch( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are a diabetic nation: one in three Americans born in this century will become diabetic. Journalist Hirsch's blend of history, reportage, advocacy, and memoir will speak for, and to, the 20 million Americans who live with this disease. This book offers revealing views of the diabetic subculture, the urge toward secrecy that many diabetics feel, the glycemic rollercoaster they ride constantly, and the remarkable perseverance--even heroism--required for survival. Hirsch is uniquely qualified to write this: he has lived with type 1 diabetes for 25 years. His brother, also a diabetic, is one of the country's leading diabetologists. And he knows firsthand the toll diabetes can take on parents: his three-year-old son was diagnosed while he was writing this book. Hirsch draws on all this expertise to craft a surprising portrayal of the science behind the disease and the skyrocketing impact of diabetes on our economy and society.--From publisher description."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Walk in their shoes : can one person change the world? by Jim Ziolkowski( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The powerful, personal story of Jim Ziolkowski, the man behind the organization buildOn--which turns inner city teens into community leaders at home and abroad--and his inspiring mission to change the world one community at a time. Jim Ziolkowski gave up his career in corporate finance to create buildOn, a service-oriented program that goes into high-risk areas around the world to work with students in their communities. Under Jim's leadership, buildOn volunteers have contributed more than 850,000 hours of community service, and the organization has constructed more than 430 schools worldwide, from the South Bronx, to Detroit, Chicago, and Oakland, to Haiti, Senegal, Nicaragua, and Nepal. Walk in Their Shoes is packed with the ingredients of a powerful bestseller as it traces Jim's story from his transformation from a thrill-seeking twenty-something backpacker, to a Harlem-based idealist trying to launch a not-for-profit organization, and finally to the head of buildOn. Ziolkowski compellingly chronicles his exciting story of worldwide travel and adventure, creating a moving portrait of the power of faith, teamwork, and the boundless potential of the human spirit. Blessed with relentless optimism and an unshakable faith, both of which have fortified his commitment to the poor and the underprivileged, Jim Ziolkowski's inspirational memoir reveals that helping and empathizing with others can help--and heal--ourselves."--
Willie Mays : the life, the legend by James S Hirsch( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorized by Willie Mays and written by a "New York Times" bestselling author, this is the definitive biography of one of baseball's immortals
Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy by Mike Love( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Love tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of The Beach Boys and describes the stories behind his lyrics for "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "Surfin' USA," and "Kokomo," while providing vivid portraits of the turbulent lives of his three cousins, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson
Hurricane : the life of Rubin Carter, fighter by James S Hirsch( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy by Mike Love( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible story of The Beach Boys from founding member Mike Love Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four #1 hits. Love has been the lead singer of the group one of its principal lyricists since its inception in 1961.In Good Vibrations, Mike Love tells the unique story of his legendary, chaotic, and ultimately triumphant five-decade tenure as the front man of The Beach Boys, from their Californian roots to international fame.Mike Love's credits include such pop classics as Good Vibrations, California Girls, I Get Around, Fun Fun Fun, and Kokomo
Cheating destiny : living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemic by James S Hirsch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former New York Times reporter with type 1 diabetes describes the social, economic, and scientific effects of the disease. Traces the history of medical treatment, the limitations of insulin therapy, and stem-cell research. Discusses how the medical and insurance establishments can impede the search for a cure. 2006
Hurricane : the miraculous journey of Rubin Carter by James S Hirsch( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1966, boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was arrested for the murder of three white men in Paterson, New Jersey. Hirsch recounts Carter's rage over his imprisonment, his refusal to conform to prison rules, and his relentless efforts to prove his innocence. Bestseller
Sugar Babies : the Bittersweet Truth about Diabetes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2002, filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie's four-year-old daughter was the 3rd generation in her family to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Ten years later, Mackenzie exposes the spiraling epidemics of both Type 1 and 2 diabetes in children through five real life stories, including her own. Type 1 diabetes is an ancient autoimmune disease, known for thousands of years. It cannot be cured, and until the discovery of insulin in 1922, it was fatal. Type 2 diabetes, the "lifestyle disease," was rarely diagnosed in children until the last quarter of the 20th century. Now it is seen in younger and younger children as a result of the obesity epidemic, caused by diets high in sugar and by sedentary lifestyles. Sugar Babies explains the stakes and reveals the impact on its most vulnerable victims. Mackenzie uncovers the challenges and reveals the solutions that are within our reach, and what we can do to take back the health of our next generation
Hurricane : il miracoloso viaggio di Rubin Carter by James S Hirsch( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willie Mays : the life, the legend by James S Hirsch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Authorized by the Say Hey Kid himself, this thrilling biography follows the life and career of Hall of Fame baseball player Willie Mays
Willie Mays : the life, the legend by James S Hirsch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Authorized by the Say Hey Kid himself, this thrilling biography follows the life and career of Hall of Fame baseball player Willie Mays
Hurricane : the life of rubin carter, fighter (text only) by James S Hirsch( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubin Carter is the Hurricane. A pistol shot in a bar room ruined his chances of becoming the middleweight champion of the world. But he did not fire the gun. Nineteen long years in prison, a massively high profile campaign to release him that failed, and the persistence of an unlikely supporter finally saw him free. This is the story of a raging bull who learned to accommodate that rage. The Hurricane is an authentic C20th hero, every inch a fighter. Rubin Carter was a boxer on the threshold of the Middleweight Championship, with all the celebrity and wealth that would have conferred, when he was picked off the streets of Paterson, New Jersey by the police and accused of first degree murder in a bar room shooting. It was 1966, when America was gripped by racial rioting and burgeoning Black Power movements. Rubin faced an all-white jury. He was convicted. Liberal America adopted the campaign to release him in the 1970s - Candice Bergen, Mohammad Ali and Bob Dylan all protested for his release - but he remained in jail until 1985. Then, one man doggedly self-educated in the law finally achieved what years of high-profile lobbying had not: he freed Rubin Carter and righted one of the most significant cases of American injustice this century. Hurricane is a biography of modern America's great flaw: race relations. It is the story of a troublesome but gifted man, a paratrooper, a boxer, from the poorer side of the tracks, who was crudely and cruelly convicted of a crime he did not commit. Failed by the justice process, Rubin Carter proved himself a fighter all over again outside of the boxing ring, and a genuine hero in the process
 
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Willie Mays : the life, the legend
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James S. Hirsch American author

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Riot and remembrance : the Tulsa race war and its legacyTwo souls indivisible : the friendship that saved two POWs in VietnamCheating destiny : living with diabetes, America's biggest epidemicWillie Mays : the life, the legendHurricane : the life of Rubin Carter, fighter