Annotation Foreword Jules Tygiel Acknowledgments 1. The Daily Worker Starts a Sports Section 2. Growing Up in Brooklyn 3. A Communist in the Press Box? 4. "Jim Crow Must Go!" (Part 1): The Daily Worker's Campaign to Break the Color Line in Organized Baseball 5. "Jim Crow Must Go!" (Part 2): And the Walls Came (Slowly) Tumbling Down 6. The Impact of Baseball's Integration 7. The Ballplayers and the Communist 8. Boxing: The Brutal "Sport" and the Class Angle 9. Hoop Dreams#151and Scandals Postscript Bibliography Index.
The Man - The Ministry - The Vision Lester Sumrall. DEDICATION. To Cliff Dudley, founder and CEO of New Leaf Press. God spoke to him, and after personally ...
Author: Lester Sumrall
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For sheer entertainment, he was hard to beat. The Man of a Thousand Stories and the quick smile also stored up spiritual power form the Lord, and the result of all these characteristics was that Lester Sumrall worked to advance the gospel for a staggering 65 years. A leader. This giant of Pentecostal circles never saw himself that way, preferring to steamroll through projects God had for him. From his hilarious beginnings as a teenage preacher staring at a roomful of bemused farmers, to his final work as director of global food outreach, Sumrall lived with no regrets. This look back at his life is by turns funny, poignant, and inspiring. In this day of denominational partnership, which Sumrall would no doubt have loved, Christians of all backgrounds will enjoy the passion and power of a most remarkable life. Sumrall passed away in 1996, but not before preparing the ministry for that event. He worked to the last to feed the souls and bodies, the passions of his extraordinary life. I daily realize that I cannot fill my father's shoes, bit I find myself walking in his footsteps - sharing his love for the lost, pasturing the church he founded, leading the areas of ministry that God first entrusted him, and believing and trusting God to direct us and give us strength to complete all that He has called us to do. Let me encourage you to "arise" and continue to trust Him. Stephen Sumrall • Photo Section
An extraordinary biography of an extraordinary man. Few evangelists have seen as much of the world as Lester Sumrall witnessed.
Author: Lester Sumrall
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An extraordinary biography of an extraordinary man. Few evangelists have seen as much of the world as Lester Sumrall witnessed. When he died in 1996, Sumrall had spent 65 years serving the Lord, and this thoroughly entertaining biography examines the life of one of the most colorful preachers of the 20th century.
... titled Lester Young : Profession Président by Luc Delannoy , published in French in 1987 by Editions Denoel and in English as Pres : The Story of Lester ...
Author: Gene Lees
Publisher: Oxford University Press
It was none other than Louis Armstrong who said, "These people who make the restrictions, they don't know nothing about music. It's no crime for cats of any color to get together and blow." "You can't know what it means to be black in the United States--in any field," Dizzy Gillespie once said, but Gillespie vigorously objected to the proposition that only black people could play jazz. "If you accept that premise, well then what you're saying is that maybe black people can only play jazz. And black people, like anyone else, can be anything they want to be." In Cats of Any Color, Gene Lees, the acclaimed author of three previous collections of essays on jazz and popular music, takes a long overdue look at the shocking pervasiveness of racism in jazz's past and present--both the white racism that long ghettoized the music and generations of talented black musicians, and what Lees maintains is an increasingly virulent reverse racism aimed at white jazz musicians. In candid interviews, living jazz legends, critics, and composers step forward and share their thoughts on how racism has affected their lives. Dave Brubeck, part Modoc Indian, discusses native Americans' contribution to jazz and the deeply ingrained racism that for a time made it all but impossible for jazz groups with black and white players to book tours and television appearances. Horace Silver looks back on his long career, including the first time he ever heard jazz played live. Blacks were not not allowed into the pavilion in Connecticut where Jimmie Lunceford's band was performing, so the ten-year-old Silver listened and watched through the wooden slats surrounding the pavilion. "And oh man! That was it!" Silver recalls. Red Rodney recalls his early days with Charlie "Bird" Parker, and pianist and composer Cedar Walton tells of the time Duke Ellington played at the army base at Ford Dix and allowed the young enlisted Walton to sit in. Tracing the jazz world's shifting attitude towards race, many of the stories Lees tells are inspiring--Brubeck cancelling 23 out of 25 concert dates in the South rather than replace black bass player Eugene Wright, or Silver insisting that while he strives to provide his fellow black musicians opportunities, "I just want the best musicans I can get. I don't give a damn if they're pink or polka dot." Others are profoundly disturbing--Lees' first encounter with Oscar Peterson, after a Canadian barber flatly refused to cut Peterson's hair, or Wynton Marsalis on television claiming that blacks have been held back for so many years because the music business is controlled by "people who read the Torah and stuff." From the old shantytowns of Louisville, to the streets of South Central L.A., to the up-to-the-minute controversies surrounding Marsalis's jazz program at Lincoln Center, and the Jazz Masters awards given by the NEA, Cats of Any Color confronts racism head-on. At its heart is a passionate plea to recognize jazz not as the sole property of any one group, but as an art form celebrating the human spirit--not just for the protection of individual musicians, but for the preservation of the music itself.
Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.
Lester del Rey ... The Second Borgo Press Book of Science Fiction Stories Once Upon a ... The First Borgo Press Book of Crime and Mystery Stories More ...
Author: Lester del Rey
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers who might otherwise be forgotten. Lester del Rey (1915–1993) is most remembered today as one of the namesakes of Del Rey Books -- but in the Golden Age he was an accomplished writer who got his start alongside (and sold to the same markets as) a young Isaac Asimov. This volume assembles 9 classic del Rey tales -- more than 500 pages of great reading! Included are: PURSUIT LET 'EM BREATHE SPACE NO STRINGS ATTACHED THE SKY IS FALLING DEAD RINGER VICTORY POLICE YOUR PLANET BADGE OF INFAMY NO HEAD FOR MY BIER If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 100 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more! (Sort by publication date to see the most recent releases.)
New York : Oxford University Press , 1959 ; reprint ed . ... Hear Me Talkin ' to Ya : The Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It . New York : Rinehart ...
Author: Lewis Porter
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Praise for Lester Young: ". . . a schematic of unparalleled insight and detail." ---Down Beat "A monumental work." ---Dizzy Gillespie ". . . a major contribution to jazz scholarship . . . for its illumination of Lester Young's music and for setting the biographical record straight." ---Dan Morgenstern Several new biographies of Lester Young have been published in the years since Lewis Porter's Lester Young first appeared, but none have supplanted or even attempted the in-depth study that Porter brings to his subject's music. With the same care and scholarship that characterized his John Coltrane, Porter analyzes the music that made Lester Young "the most original tenor sax in jazz." In addition to helping us understand Lester Young's playing and stylistic evolution, Porter's analysis demonstrates that Young's playing at the end of his career did not mark a serious decline over his earlier style, as many critics have claimed.
Brunn, H. O. The Story of the Original ... You Just Fight for Your Life: The Story of Lester Young. ... New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"This book-both a narrative and a film directory-surveys and analyzes English-language feature films (and a few shorts and TV shows/movies) made between 1927 and 2016 that tell stories about jazz music, its musicians, its history and culture. Play the Way You Feel looks at jazz movies as a narrative tradition with recurring plot points and story tropes, whose roots and development are traced. It also demonstrates how jazz stories cut across diverse genres-biopic, romance, musical, comedy and science fiction, horror, crime and comeback stories, "race movies" and modernized Shakespeare-even as they constitute a genre of their own. The book is also a directory/checklist of such films, 66 of them with extensive credits, plus dozens more shorter/capsule discussions. Where jazz films are based on literary sources, they are examined, and the nature of their adaptation explored: what gets retained, removed, or invented? What do historical films get right and wrong? How does a film's music, and the style of the filmmaking itself, reinforce or undercut the story?--
Texas Christian University Press, 1976. ... Written in Blood: The Story of the Haitian People 1492–1971. ... Langley, Lester, and Thomas Schoonover.
Author: Alan McPherson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S. interventions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, and elsewhere Deals with incidents that range from the taking of Florida to the Mexican War, the War of 1898, the Veracruz incident of 1914, the Bay of Pigs, and the 1989 invasion of Panama Features also the responses of Latin American countries to U.S. involvement Features unique coverage of 19th century interventions as well as 20th century incidents, and includes a series of helpful maps and illustrations
He was often President of the Council and Lester says that he was “the greatest of them all”—he ... Lester tells an amusing story concerning the Frenchman.
Author: Marit Fosse
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It was an incredible destiny for a man who repeatedly announced that he was “without ambition.” Although he had left school aged fourteen, had no experience of foreign affairs and spoke no languages other than English, in 1929 Sean Lester became the Irish representative to the League of Nations in Geneva. He was soon recognized by his peers as an outspoken and able politician of integrity ready to defend the rules governing civilized society. As the League’s High Commissioner in the Free City of Danzig from 1934 to 1936, he tried to resist the Nazi juggernaut. In the early part of the Second World War, Lester took over as Secretary-General of the League of Nations from his disgraced predecessor and for four years fought to keep the institution alive. In his dairies he witnessed many dark chapters of European history in the 1930s and 1940s.
... by Poul Anderson; Selected Short Stories of Lester del Rey, Volume I: War and Space (NESFA Press), by Lester del Rey; Magic Mirrors (NESFA Press), ...
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
The thirty-two stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: John Barnes, Elizabeth Bear, Damien Broderick, Karl Bunker, Paul Cornell, Albert E. Cowdrey, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, Dominic Green, Nicola Griffith, Alexander Irvine, John Kessel, Ted Kosmatka, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Rand B. Lee, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen F. McHugh, Sarah Monette, Michael Poore, Robert Reed, Adam Roberts, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, Geoff Ryman, Vandana Singh, Bruce Sterling, Lavie Tidhar, James Van Pelt, Jo Walton, Peter Watts, Robert Charles Wilson, and John C. Wright. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination, and the heart.
For more titles in the Fiction House Press library, visit our website: www.FictionHousePress.com “Slave Raiders From Mercury”, Amazing Stories, June 1940.
Author: Don Wilcox
From the yellowed pages of AMAZING STORIES pulp magazine, FICTION HOUSE PRESS presents a trilogy of stories featuring Lester Allison and June O'Neil- SLAVE RAIDERS FROM MERCURY-Fate was against Allison in the Rite of the Floating Chop, for only death could save his life! BATTERING RAMS OF SPACE-Lester Allison and June O'Neil match battering rams against deadly explosive gas in total space war. EARTH STEALERS-The Earth was captive in a giant hollow globe-and escape depended on Allison's battering ram. These novelettes appeared in the June 1940, February 1941, and June 1943 issues of Amazing Stories.
Author: Kent State University PressPublish On: 1997
Kent State University Press, Lester Goran. ME ONCE AND OTHER STORIES LESTER GORAN MORE TALES FROM THE IRISH CLUB Lester Goran's first book of short stories ...
Author: Kent State University Press
Publisher: Kent State University Press
With evocative settings and narratives ranging from the supernatural to the humorous, from bawdy hilarity to detailed realism, These stories create a world of poignant and magical times and places within the mundane affairs of ordinary men and women.
t 10:40 a.m. on Friday, August 3, the Columbus bureau of the Associated Press moved the following story, bylined by Andrew Welsh-Huggins. was The Ohio ...
Author: Robin Yocum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A new political thriller from the author of bestselling novel The Essay. Lester Yates is the notorious Egypt Valley Strangler, one of the country’s most prolific serial killers. Or, is he? Yates is two months from his date with the executioner when Ohio Attorney General Hutch Van Buren is presented with evidence that could exonerate him. But Yates is a political pawn, and forces exist that don’t want him exonerated, regardless of the evidence. To do so could derail presidential aspirations and change the national political landscape. Yates’ execution will clear a wide political path for many influential people, including Van Buren, who must battle both the clock and a political machine of which he is a part. Robin Yocum has been compared with E. Annie Proulx for his authenticity of place, and Elmore Leonard for his well-laid plots and perfect pacing. Arcade is thrilled to publish The Sacrifice of Lester Yates, which is Yocum at his best: suspenseful, political, and smart.
Publisher: New York : Grove ; London : MacMillan c2002.
The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition will be the definitive resource for any serious lover & listener of jazz. This 3 volume hardcover second edition builds upon the impressive foundation laid by its predecessor in 1988 to become the most comprehensive jazz reference work ever published. Editor Barry Kernfeld, a well-known jazz authority & scholar, has brought together the world's leading experts in jazz, ensuring the accuracy, breadth, & depth expected from Grove's.