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 Book Description :

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 Book Description :

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

British Humanities Index Book

British Humanities Index


  • Author :
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  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Humanities
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X006011487

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Ghettoside Book
Score: 4
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Ghettoside


  • Author : Jill Leovy
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385529983

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Ghettoside Book Description :

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times discusses the hundreds of murders that occur in the city each year, and focuses on the story of the dedicated group of detectives who pursue justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle.

Queen Unseen   My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century  Revised and with Added Material Book
Score: 5
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Queen Unseen My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century Revised and with Added Material


  • Author : Peter Hince
  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre
  • Release Date : 2015-10-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784188795

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Queen Unseen My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century Revised and with Added Material Book Description :

Imagine being alongside one of the greatest bands in the history of rock, touring the world and being there as they perform at some of the best and biggest music venues in the world. Peter Hince didn't have to imagine: for more than a decade, he lived a life that other people can only dream of as he worked with Queen as head of their road crew. In 1973, Queen was the support act for Mott the Hoople, for whom Peter was a roadie. Back then, Queen had to content themselves with being second on the bill and the world had not yet woken up to the flamboyant talent of Freddie Mercury. Peter started working full time for Queen just as they were making A Night at the Opera, the album which catapulted them to international stardom. In this intimate and affectionate book, Peter recalls the highlights of his years with the band. He was with Freddie when he composed 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'; he was responsible for making sure that Freddie's stage performances went without a hitch - and was often there to witness his famed tantrums! He was also party to the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll which are invariably part of life on the road with a rock band.

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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A Colony in a Nation Book Description :

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.

Book of the Little Axe Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Book of the Little Axe


  • Author : Lauren Francis-Sharma
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802147035

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Book of the Little Axe Book Description :

In Trinidad, in 1796, teenage Rosa Rendón quietly but purposefully rebels against typical female roles and behavior. Bright, competitive, and opinionated, Rosa sees no reason she should learn to cook and keep house—it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm she expects to be her birthright, despite her two older siblings. But as her homeland goes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners—Rosa’s family among them—will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom. By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Wyoming with her husband, Edward Rose and family. Her son Victor has reached the age where he should seek his vision and become a man. But his path is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept hidden from him. So Rosa sets out to take him on a journey to where his story began and, in turn, retraces her own roots, those of a girl who forged her own way from the middle of the ocean to the grassy hills of a far-away land.

Cranked Up Really High Book

Cranked Up Really High


  • Author : Stewart Home
  • Publisher : Codex Books
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105020837840

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Cranked Up Really High Book Description :

A lot of ink has been split on the subject of punk rock in recent years, most of it by arty-fatty trendies who want to make the music intellectually respectable. Cranked Up Really High is different. It isn't published by a university press and it gives short shrift to the idea that the roots of punk rock can be traced back to 'avant garde' art movements. As well as discussing sixties garage rock and the British, American and Finnish punk scenes, Home devotes whole chapters to deconstructing Riot Grrl, Oil and the sorry saga of Nazi bonehead band Skrewdriver. This book champions the super-dumb sleazebag thud of The Ramones, The Stooges, The Vibrators, The Art Attacks, The Snivelling Shits, The Lurkers, The Queers, The Germs, The Child Molesters, The Ants and The Blaggers.

Stony the Road Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Stony the Road


  • Author : Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525559542

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Stony the Road Book Description :

The New York Times bestseller. A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked "a new birth of freedom" in Lincoln's America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s America? In this new book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the "nadir" of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance. Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a "New Negro" to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age. The story Gates tells begins with great hope, with the Emancipation Proclamation, Union victory, and the liberation of nearly 4 million enslaved African-Americans. Until 1877, the federal government, goaded by the activism of Frederick Douglass and many others, tried at various turns to sustain their new rights. But the terror unleashed by white paramilitary groups in the former Confederacy, combined with deteriorating economic conditions and a loss of Northern

The Black and the Blue Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

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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The Black and the Blue Book Description :

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

Nobody Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Nobody


  • Author : Marc Lamont Hill
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501124945

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Nobody Book Description :

An "analysis of deeper meaning behind the string of deaths of unarmed citizens like Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray, providing ... [commentary] on the intersection of race and class in America today"--

The Radical King Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Radical King


  • Author : Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807034521

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The Radical King Book Description :

A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X “The radical King was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people in the class struggle taking place in capitalist societies. . . . The response of the radical King to our catastrophic moment can be put in one word: revolution—a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life, and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens. . . . Could it be that we know so little of the radical King because such courage defies our market-driven world?” —Cornel West, from the Introduction Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King's revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. As West writes, “Although much of America did not know the radical King—and too few know today—the FBI and US government did. They called him 'the most dangerous man in America.' . . . This book unearths a radical King that we can no longer sanitize.” From the Hardcover edition.

What Truth Sounds Like Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

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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What Truth Sounds Like Book Description :

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,

Baby Face and Pop Book

Baby Face and Pop


  • Author : J.J. Johnston; Nick Beck
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-03-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 1456843389

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Baby Face and Pop Book Description :

Jimmy McLarnin was one of the greatest champions in boxing history. His amazing record of beating 13 world champions is unmatched. J.J. Johnston and Nick Beck have written a book that every boxing fan will enjoy. Ed O’Neill Modern Family

Monkey Learns to Potty Book

Monkey Learns to Potty


  • Author : Potty Monkey Team
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-07-31
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0976287781

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American Prison Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

American Prison


  • Author : Shane Bauer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735223592

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American Prison Book Description :

New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2018 Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award A New York Times Notable Book A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history. In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an exposé about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine Mother Jones. Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still. The private prison system is deliberately unaccountable to public scrutiny. Private prisons are not incentivized to tend to the health of their inmates, or to feed them well, or to attract and retain a highly-trained prison staff. Though Bauer befriends some of his colleagues and sympathizes with their plight, the chronic dysfunction of their lives only adds to the prison's sense of

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 : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814777121

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Reproducing Racism Book Description :

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.

Policing the Black Man Book
Score: 5
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Policing the Black Man


  • Author : Angela J. Davis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101871287

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Policing the Black Man Book Description :

A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars. Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing. Essays range from an explication of the historical roots of racism in the criminal justice system to an examination of modern-day police killings of unarmed black men. The contributors discuss and explain racial profiling, the power and discretion of police and prosecutors, the role of implicit bias, the racial impact of police and prosecutorial decisions, the disproportionate imprisonment of black men, the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, and the Supreme Court’s failure to provide meaningful remedies for the injustices in the criminal justice system. Policing the Black Man is an enlightening must-read for anyone interested in the critical issues of race and justice in America.

Historical Dictionary of Boxing Book

Historical Dictionary of Boxing


  • Author : John Grasso
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-14
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810878679

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Historical Dictionary of Boxing Book Description :

The Historical Dictionary of Boxing focuses on the as champions of boxing along with the lesser-known boxers who helped shape this sport. More of these boxers come from the United States but there are others from Europe, Asia and Latin America, and there are also entries on the major boxing countries as well. Plus entries on the rules, on the organizations, and on the technical terminology and jargon you have to know just to follow the bouts. The introduction provides a broad view of boxing’s history while the chronology traces events from 688 B.C. to 2012 A.D. Not all that much has been written on boxing that is not ephemeral, but much of that literature can be found in the bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of boxing.

The Happiness Hypothesis Book
Score: 4
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The Happiness Hypothesis


  • Author : Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2006-12-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465003686

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The Happiness Hypothesis Book Description :

The bestselling author of The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind draws on philosophical wisdom and scientific research to show how the meaningful life is closer than you think The Happiness Hypothesis is a book about ten Great Ideas. Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations -- to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives and illuminate the causes of human flourishing. Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author of The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind, shows how a deeper understanding of the world's philosophical wisdom and its enduring maxims -- like "do unto others as you would have others do unto you," or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" -- can enrich and even transform our lives.