No Way But This

in search of Paul Robeson

Author: Jeff Sparrow

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925548147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1458


Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr. Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to global superstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned audiences with ‘Ol’ Man River’ and Othello, as his passion for social justice led him from Jazz Age Harlem to the mining towns of Wales, from the frontiers of the Spanish Civil War to Stalin’s Russia. Charismatic, eloquent, and handsome, he had everything — and then lost it all for the sake of his principles. Jeff Sparrow traces Robeson’s troubled life and stellar career, in a story that traverses the arc of the twentieth century and illuminates the fissures of today’s fractured world. From Black Lives Matter to Putin’s United Russia, Sparrow visits the places Robeson lived and worked, exploring race in America, freedom in Moscow, and the legacies of communism and fascism in Europe. Part travelogue, part biography, this is a tale of political ardour, heritage, and trauma — a luminous portrait of a remarkable man, and an urgent reflection on the crises that define us now.

No Way But Gentlenesse

A Memoir of How Kes, My Kestrel, Changed My Life

Author: Richard Hines

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408868032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5305


“There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke” Edmund Bert, 1619 Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps of coal dust, listening out for the colliery siren at the end of shifts, and praying for his father's safe return. It seemed all too likely that he would follow in his father's footsteps and end up working in the pits, especially when to his mother's horror and his own he failed the 11+, so that unlike his older brother Barry, who had passed the exam to grammar school and who seemed to be heading for great things, Richard was left without hope of academic achievement. Crushed by this, and persecuted by the cruelty of his teachers, Richard spent his time in the fields and meadows just beyond the colliery slag heap. One morning, walking in the grounds of a ruined medieval manor, he came across a nest of kestrels. Instantly captivated, he sought out ancient falconry texts from the local library, and pored over the strange and beautiful language there. With just these books, some ingenuity, and his profound respect for the hawk's indomitable wildness, Richard learned to “man”, or train, his kestrel, Kes, and in the process grow into the man he would become. Richard and his experiences with kestrels inspired Barry's classic novel A Kestrel for a Knave. When production began on what would become Ken Loach's iconic film Kes, Richard found himself training the kestrels that would soar on screen and into cinematic history. No Way But Gentlenesse is a superb, moving memoir of one remarkable boy's love for a forgotten culture, and his attempt to find salvation in the natural world.

No Way but to Fight

George Foreman and the Business of Boxing

Author: Andrew R. M. Smith

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 147731976X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

View: 726


Olympic gold medalist. Two-time world heavyweight champion. Hall of Famer. Infomercial and reality TV star. George Foreman’s fighting ability is matched only by his acumen for selling. Yet the complete story of Foreman’s transition from an urban ghetto to global celebrity has never before been told. Raised in Houston’s “Bloody Fifth” Ward, battling against scarcity in housing and food, young Foreman fought sometimes for survival and other times just for fun. But when a government program rescued him from poverty and introduced him to the sport of boxing, his life changed forever. In No Way but to Fight, Andrew R. M. Smith traces Foreman’s life and career from Great Migration to Great Society, through the Cold War and Culture Wars, out of urban Houston and onto the world stage where he discovered that fame wrought new challenges. Drawing on new interviews with George Foreman and declassified government documents, as well as more than fifty domestic and international newspapers and magazines, Smith brings to life the exhilarating story of a true American icon. No Way but to Fight is an epic worthy of a champion.

No Way But Surrender

An Account of the Indo-Pakistan War in the Bay of Bengal, 1971

Author: Nilkanta Krishnan

Publisher: Sahibabad, Distt. Ghaziabad : Vikas


Category: India

Page: 75

View: 6454


Account of a vice-admiral.

No Way Out But in

Author: Belvah Golding

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600340660

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 4604


This suspenseful, romantic adventure is set in the time of Noah, just days before the flood begins. Not only must Miriam find safety, she must find it before the rains begin. She knows a little of Uncle Noah's warnings about the flood. Will she make it to safety, and escape both her pursuer and the forthcoming catastrophe?

Shakespearean Illuminations

Essays in Honor of Marvin Rosenberg

Author: Marvin Rosenberg

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136579

Category: Drama

Page: 371

View: 8360


Topics in this collection include discussions of acting the "Big Four, " as well as studies on politics, language, and history.

No Way Around But Through

Author: Scott Caan

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822227137

Category: Drama

Page: 52

View: 9862


THE STORY: When Jacob discovers that his girlfriend, Holly, might be pregnant, he drags his friend Frank into the maddening wormhole that is his psyche, a venture that lands them on the doorstep of Lulu: Jacob's mother and the matriarch of madness

No Way Out But Through

One Man's Journey from Mental Illness to Clarity and Strength of Soul

Author: Graham Aitchison

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621363481

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 5622


The author offers a glimpse into a the physical and spiritual aspects of mental illness, providing insight into the chaos and hope for deliverance.

Reflections Behind the Retina

Author: John Guzman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465309454

Category: History

Page: 607

View: 2895


Reflections Behind the Retina is an account of actual events during the civil war in El Salvador. A series of short stories records the political restrictions and rules of engagement placed on the U.S. military, as well as the dangers faced from the Salvadoran left and right political camps. The official denial by the United States government of the combat role and deaths of U.S. military personnel is exposed throughout the text. A brief Salvadoran military history prepares the reader for what follows. Except for national leaders, the names of the characters in the text have been changed.