The North Paran Book Buzzlist: Father’s Day Special
1. Tupac: Resurrection by
stunningly designed, richly illustrated companion to the Academy
Award-nominated documentary film, "Tupac: Resurrection" brings
unprecedented clarity and soulful intimacy to the life and work of the late Tupac
Shakur. In many ways the autobiography he never got to write, "Tupac:
Resurrection" features the artist in his own words, letters, and poems.
The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter by James Hirsch
the black boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and a young acquaintance,
John Artis, were wrongly convicted of triple murder by an all-white jury in
Paterson, New Jersey. Over the next decade, Carter gradually amassed convincing
evidence of his innocence and the vocal support of celebrities from Bob Dylan
to Muhammad Ali. He was freed in 1976 pending a new trial, but he lost his
appeal—to the amazement of many—and landed back in prison.
Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen
allowed, especially after dark. This was the unwritten rule in a
"sundown" town. In his trademark revelatory style, bestselling author
James W. Loewen explores one of America's best-kept secrets as he unearths the
making of sundown towns and discloses the fact that many white neighborhoods
and suburbs are the result of years of racism and segregation. Anna, Illinois;
Darien, Connecticut; and Cedar Key, Florida, are just a few examples of the
thousands of all-white towns established between 1890 and 1968, many of which
still exist today.
on My Soul: A Memoir by Dick Gregory
the kind of crushing poverty that can destroy the spirit, Gregory used his
razor-sharp intellect to become a comic, a pillar of the civil rights movement,
a nutritionist, and a voice for social activism. Provocative and controversial,
he presents a gritty, no-holds-barred account of a life that continues to
influence the world.
Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama
bestselling author of "The Emperor of Ocean Park" decodes what
President Obama's views on war mean for America and its role in military
conflict, now and going forward.
Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete by
William C. Rhoden
Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have
been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and
stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement,
says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find
themselves on the periphery of true power in the multibillion-dollar industry
their talent built. Rhoden makes the cogent argument that black athletes'
"evolution" has merely been a journey from literal plantations—where
sports were introduced as diversions to quell revolutionary stirrings—to
today's figurative ones, in the form of collegiate and professional sports
Date Submitted: 6/13/2011 10:21 AM
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