Jackie And Campy

Author: William C. Kashatus
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803254474
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As star players for the 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers, and prior to that as the first black players to be candidates to break professional baseball’s color barrier, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella would seem to be natural allies. But the two men were divided by a rivalry going far beyond the personality differences and petty jealousies of competitive teammates. Behind the bitterness were deep and differing beliefs about the fight for civil rights. Robinson, the more aggressive and intense of the two, thought Jim Crow should be attacked head-on; Campanella, more passive and easygoing, believed that ability, not militancy, was the key to racial equality. Drawing on interviews with former players such as Monte Irvin, Hank Aaron, Carl Erskine, and Don Zimmer, Jackie and Campy offers a closer look at these two players and their place in a historical movement torn between active defiance and passive resistance. William C. Kashatus deepens our understanding of these two baseball icons and civil rights pioneers and provides a clearer picture of their time and our own.

The Black Bruins

Author: James W. Johnson
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496201833
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"The intertwined story of five influential African American athletes who came together as teammates at UCLA in the 1930s" --

Physics For Degree Students B Sc First Year

Author: C L Arora
Editor: S. Chand Publishing
ISBN: 8121933501
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For B.Sc I yr students as per the new syllabus of UGC curriculum for all Indian Universities. The present book has two sections. Section I covers 1 which includes chapters on Mechanics, oscillations and Properties of Matter. Section II covers course 2 which includes chapters on Electricity, Magnetism and Electromagnetic theory.

The Black Rose

Author: Go-Max
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462853106
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There are moments in time that we all share. Some moments feel like we have already experienced them. Like the French word deja vu. Yet they're not quite like deja vu. But some individuals will truly feel as if there were experiencing a moment, yes a moment that they knew of beforehand. There are those who dream dreams and later in their lives or others. That dream becomes reality. We would address this gift as a premonition. Then there are few, just a few, who believe that they are lucky. They may even feel that their special, unique, and even sometimes bulletproof. In this tale, we have a prophecy. From a man who chose to displace himself from society. To live a simple life. He will relate to is grandson his dreams and visions. His grandson which was his soul relation. Of a set of the events that will change his grandson's way of life as he knew it. Yet his grandson knew deep down in his soul, that this was to be. He will meet not only his friends, but someone who knew they were very unique. His life will become entangled with someone who is cunning, dangerous, and very confident. So confident in fact that they truly believed that they were invincible.

African American Pioneers Of Baseball

Author: Lew Freedman
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338519
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Presents brief portraits of twenty legendary African American baseball players who contributed to the integration of Major League baseball.

Lizzie Rummel

Author: Ruth Oltmann
Editor: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780921102397
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Elizabeth von Rummel, born into aristocracy in turn-of-the-century Germany, came with her family to live on a ranch in the Alberta foothills, when working on it became the alternative to life in her World War One-ravaged homeland. Then, when most people were settling into middle age, Lizzie struck out on another challange; for 32 years she ran backcountry lodges like Skoki and Assiniboine, for which she received the Order of Canada and the friendship of hundreds of people whose lives were enhanced by her special charm.

Moving Pictures

Author: Kathryn Immonen
Editor: Top Shelf Productions
ISBN: 1603092021
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Nominated for the 2011 Stumptown Award and Doug Wright Award! "A wonderful, poignant surprise."-- Paul Gravett, author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life "Most of the story seems less drawn than peeled and chiseled away from absolute visual and moral darkness... [Moving Pictures] suggests how art can be a lifeline to meaning at a moment when nothing seems possible but betrayal."-- Douglas Wolk, The New York Times "This elegant and evocative historical graphic novel explores the personal relationships involved in protecting internationally recognized works of fine art during the Nazi occupation of Paris ... the storytelling and the characters are as sober as the crisp, heavy black-and-white of its images ... Deftly told, the whole story resonates long after its appropriately ambiguous final pages."-- Booklist (starred review) "Subtle [and] mature ... the Immonens keep the story spare and focused to allow the ambiguity of survival itself to become the drama."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "An engaging story that comments on art and value, decency and free will, and what it means to follow your convictions."-- Torontoist "A multifaceted story full of difficult storytelling and ambiguous morality... illustrative of what a major writing talent Kathryn Immonen really is. Husband Stuart's work is equally excellent, closed and evocative with skillful use of light and shadow."-- The AV Club "A sparse, bleak experience that moves with slow, deliberate steps through a world of deep, ambiguous shadow."-- Comics Alliance "Moving and atmospheric... The striking black and white artwork is suitably stark and moody and matched for impact by the brisk, loaded dialogue, lending the characters a life-like depth and immediacy."-- Christian Kerr, BlogCritics Top Shelf is proud to welcome Kathryn & Stuart Immonen (Ultimate Spider-Man, Nextwave, Patsy Walker: Hellcat, Never as Bad as You Think) to the Top Shelf family with this thrilling, intimate tale of love, war, and art. Moving Pictures is the story of the awkward and dangerous relationship between curator Ila Gardner and officer Rolf Hauptmann, as they are forced by circumstances to play out their private lives in a public power struggle. The narrative unfolds along two timelines which collide with the revelation of a terrible secret, an enigmatic decision that not many would make, and the realization that sometimes the only choice left is the refusal to choose. In a recent interview at comicbookresources.com, Kathryn explained that "The history is just a backdrop to tell a messed-up love story that's about how we assign value to things and people, how we behave when not everyone is playing by the same rules"and "in the end, maybe it's all about the fundamentally perverse nature of desire, about not being to help wanting what you want even if you don't know why. And how, from the outside, we really don't know anything about someone else's intimacies."

From Jack Johnson To Lebron James

Author: Chris Lamb
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080327680X
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"A collection of essays about the intersection of sports, race, and the media in the 20th century and beyond"--

Jackie Robinson

Author: Mary Kay Linge
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338281
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Profiles the first African American to play baseball in the Major League.

I Don T Know How I Did It

Author: Larry Holley
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615159362
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Story of Larry Holley, Buddy Holly's brother, growing up in the depresson years, joining the Marines during WWII, working and playing till retirement.