The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists Book

The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists


  • Author : Bert Randolph Sugar
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762441679

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The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists Excerpt :

What were the ten most fantastic knockouts in boxing history? Which pugilist had the greatest jab of all time? What were the sport's most intense rivalries? Who scored the biggest upsets in the sport's annals? Which fighters have the best nicknames? These questions and many others are answered in this bold collection of ranked lists from two of boxing's most popular commentators. Each list has an introductory paragraph followed by a number of ranked entries, with each entry featuring a brief explanation of ranking plus entertaining and enlightening background information. Also included are original lists contributed exclusive to this book by more than 25 top personalities from boxing and beyond, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, and more.

Nicknames Book

Nicknames


  • Author : Ron Hauge
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 0020404603

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Nicknames Excerpt :

Collects the nicknames for a variety of people including athletes, musicians, authors, actors, and politicians

Discrimination in Federally Assisted Housing Programs Book

Discrimination in Federally Assisted Housing Programs


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Discrimination in housing
  • Pages : 678
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105119604986

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Money Mysteries from the Master Book
Score: 5
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Money Mysteries from the Master


  • Author : Gary Keesee
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780768490169

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Money Mysteries from the Master Excerpt :

Be propelled to success in your finances through the powerful teachings of Jesus! A down-to-earth look at what Jesus had to say about money, Money Mysteries from the Master uncovers the keys to financial success, straight from the Master Himself. So did Jesus really talk much about money? Gary Keesee uses everyday examples, amazing stories and Jesus’ parables to shed light on the powerful truths of the Bible and how they are relevant to: paying the bills providing for your family making ends meet marketplace ministry having wealth for the purpose of expanding the kingdom of God Just as a nation has rules to govern and prosper its people, the kingdom of God has principles for every area of our lives, including finances. You will be amazed at the shocking, supernatural stories throughout this book and encouraged by the candor, wit, honesty and wisdom used to teach from the Word of God. You will agree—Gary Keesee makes finances and the Word of God easy.

The Black and the Blue Book
Score: 5
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The Black and the Blue


  • Author : Matthew Horace
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316440073

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Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction "A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERSECTION OF RACE AND POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA."-CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS During his 28-year career, Matthew Horace rose through the ranks from a police officer working the beat to a federal agent working criminal cases in some of the toughest communities in America to a highly decorated federal law enforcement executive managing high-profile investigations nationwide. Yet it was not until seven years into his service- when Horace found himself face down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer-that he fully understood the racism seething within America's police departments. Through gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts from interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider's examination of archaic police tactics. He dissects some of the nation's most highly publicized police shootings and communities to explain how these systems and tactics have hurt the people they serve, revealing the mistakes that have stoked racist policing, sky-high incarceration rates, and an epidemic of violence. "Horace's authority as an experienced officer, as well as his obvious integrity and courage, provides the book with a gravitas."-THE WASHINGTON POST "The Black and the Blue is an affirmation of the critical need for criminal justice reform, all the more urgent because itcomes from an insider who respects his profession yet is willing to reveal its flaws."-USA TODAY

Driving While Black  African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights Book
Score: 4
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Driving While Black African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights


  • Author : Gretchen Sorin
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631495700

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Driving While Black African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights Excerpt :

How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life—the true history beyond the Best Picture–winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford’s assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Gretchen Sorin recovers a forgotten history of black motorists, and recounts their creation of a parallel, unseen world of travel guides, black only hotels, and informal communications networks that kept black drivers safe. At the heart of this story is Victor and Alma Green’s famous Green Book, begun in 1936, which made possible that most basic American right, the family vacation, and encouraged a new method of resisting oppression. Enlivened by Sorin’s personal history, Driving While Black opens an entirely new view onto the African American experience, and shows why travel was so central to the Civil Rights movement.

A Colony in a Nation Book
Score: 4
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A Colony in a Nation


  • Author : Chris Hayes
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254235

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New York Times Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice "An essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry." —Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me In A Colony in a Nation, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes upends the national conversation on policing and democracy. Drawing on wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis, as well as deeply personal experiences with law enforcement, Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, the law is venerated. In the Colony, fear and order undermine civil rights. With great empathy, Hayes seeks to understand this systemic divide, examining its ties to racial inequality, the omnipresent threat of guns, and the dangerous and unfortunate results of choices made by fear.

Reproducing Racism Book
Score: 4
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Reproducing Racism


  • Author : Daria Roithmayr
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-20
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814777121

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This book is designed to change the way we think about racial inequality. Long after the passage of civil rights laws and now the inauguration of our first black president, blacks and Latinos possess barely a nickel of wealth for every dollar that whites have. Why have we made so little progress? Legal scholar Daria Roithmayr provocatively argues that racial inequality lives on because white advantage functions as a powerful self-reinforcing monopoly, reproducing itself automatically from generation to generation even in the absence of intentional discrimination. Drawing on work in antitrust law and a range of other disciplines, Roithmayr brilliantly compares the dynamics of white advantage to the unfair tactics of giants like AT&T and Microsoft. With penetrating insight, Roithmayr locates the engine of white monopoly in positive feedback loops that connect the dramatic disparity of Jim Crow to modern racial gaps in jobs, housing and education. Wealthy white neighborhoods fund public schools that then turn out wealthy white neighbors. Whites with lucrative jobs informally refer their friends, who refer their friends, and so on. Roithmayr concludes that racial inequality might now be locked in place, unless policymakers immediately take drastic steps to dismantle this oppressive system.

Nobody Book
Score: 4
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Nobody


  • Author : Marc Lamont Hill
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501124969

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Nobody is a powerful and eye-opening examination of the deeper meaning behind the string of deaths of unarmed citizens like Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray. Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We've heard the stories. Now public intellectual and acclaimed journalist Marc Lamont Hill offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of race and class in America, and what it means to be "Nobody." Through on-the-ground reporting and careful research, Hill shows how some American citizens are made vulnerable, exploitable, and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice. This Nobody class, Hill argues, has emerged over time, and forces in America have worked to preserve and exploit it in ways that are both humiliating and harmful. He carefully reconsiders the details of tragic events like the deaths of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and Freddie Gray, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and delves deeply into a host of alarming trends including mass incarceration, overly aggressive policing, broken court systems, shrinking job markets, and the privatization of public resources, showing time and again the ways the current system is designed to worsen the plight of the vulnerable.

What Truth Sounds Like Book
Score: 4.5
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What Truth Sounds Like


  • Author : Michael Eric Dyson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250199423

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Named a 2018 Notable Work of Nonfiction by The Washington Post NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Winner, The 2018 Southern Book Prize NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY: Chicago Tribune • Time • Publisher's Weekly A stunning follow up to New York Times bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop The Washington Post: "Passionately written." Chris Matthews, MSNBC: "A beautifully written book." Shaun King: “I kid you not–I think it’s the most important book I’ve read all year...” Harry Belafonte: “Dyson has finally written the book I always wanted to read...a tour de force.” Joy-Ann Reid: A work of searing prose and seminal brilliance... Dyson takes that once in a lifetime conversation between black excellence and pain and the white heroic narrative, and drives it right into the heart of our current politics and culture, leaving the reader reeling and reckoning." Robin D. G. Kelley: “Dyson masterfully refracts our present racial conflagration... he reminds us that Black artists and intellectuals bear an awesome responsibility to speak truth to power." President Barack Obama: "Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison.” In 2015 BLM activist Julius Jones confronted Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with an urgent query: “What in your heart has changed that’s going to change the direction of this country?” “I don’t believe you just change hearts,” she protested. “I believe you change laws.” The fraught conflict between conscience and politics – between morality and power – in addressing race hardly began with Clinton. An electrifying and traumatic encounter in the sixties crystallized these furious disputes. In 1963 Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out James Baldwin to explain the rage that threatened to engulf black America. Baldwin brought along some friends, including playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark, and a valiant activist, Jerome Smith. It was Smith’s relentless,

What Doesn t Kill You Makes You Blacker Book
Score: 5
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What Doesn t Kill You Makes You Blacker


  • Author : Damon Young
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062684332

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What Doesn t Kill You Makes You Blacker Excerpt :

A Finalist for the NAACP Image Award A Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction A Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay An NPR Best Book of the Year A Washington Independent Review of Books Favorite of the Year From the host of podcast "Stuck with Damon Young," cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in America For Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as “How should I react here, as a professional black person?” and “Will this white person’s potato salad kill me?” are forever relevant. What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker chronicles Young’s efforts to survive while battling and making sense of the various neuroses his country has given him. It’s a condition that’s sometimes stretched to absurd limits, provoking the angst that made him question if he was any good at the “being straight” thing, as if his sexual orientation was something he could practice and get better at, like a crossover dribble move or knitting; creating the farce where, as a teen, he wished for a white person to call him a racial slur just so he could fight him and have a great story about it; and generating the surreality of watching gentrification transform his Pittsburgh neighborhood from predominantly Black to “Portlandia . . . but with Pierogies.” And, at its most devastating, it provides him reason to believe that his mother would be alive today if she were white. From one of our most respected cultural observers, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker is a hilarious and honest debut that is both a cele

The Book of Mysteries Book
Score: 5
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The Book of Mysteries


  • Author : Jonathan Cahn
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781629989426

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The Book of Mysteries Excerpt :

New York Times Best Seller! 1500 5-Star Reviews! From the author that brought you NEW YORK TIMES best selling books The Harbinger, The Mystery of the Shemitah, and The Paradigm selling over 3 MILLION copies Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man’s most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessing…This is The Book of Mysteries.

The Power of Provision Book

The Power of Provision


  • Author : Gary Keesee
  • Publisher : Newtype
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 194593039X

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The Power of Provision Excerpt :

Struggling to survive or able to dream big dreams? A slave to debt or pursuing your God-designed purpose? Which of these sounds more like you? What will make the difference in YOUR LIFE? Provision. We can all agree that having enough provision for the things we need in life is essential. But do you really understand the POWER of provision? Gary Keesee wants to make it easy. In this fourth installment of the "Your Financial Revolution" series, Gary uncovers one of the most significant components of his success and the success of others, and another CRITICAL secret of the Kingdom of God: The Power of Provision! Learn: - The FIVE BASIC STEPS you can take to receive the provision you need. - The importance of faith and how you can tell when you're not in faith. - How procrastination can be deadly. - If you can believe to win the lottery (yes, this really is in here). And much more! Join Gary on this eye-opening journey, and discover how to implement the Power of Provision in your life!

Jewish Sports Stars Book

Jewish Sports Stars


  • Author : David J. Goldman
  • Publisher : Kar-Ben Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580131834

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Jewish Sports Stars Excerpt :

Provides brief biographies focusing on the careers of world-renowned Jewish American athletes.