♥ Book Title : Jackie and Campy
☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| William C. Kashatus| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Black Bruins
☯ Full Synopsis : ""The intertwined story of five influential African American athletes who came together as teammates at UCLA in the 1930s" --"Article| James W. Johnson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : African American Pioneers of Baseball
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents brief portraits of twenty legendary African American baseball players who contributed to the integration of Major League baseball."Article| Lew Freedman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Lizzie Rummel
☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Ruth Oltmann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Crystallographic Book List
☯ Full Synopsis : "This is a Crystallographic Book List - but what is Crystallography? We take the following working definition. Crystallography is the branch of science concerned with the description and understanding of the structure and properties of condensed states of matter in terms of the spatial relationships of atoms and interatomic forces in an extended array_ Moreover A Crystallographer is a scientist with an active interest in Crystallography, either for its own sake or for the contribution it can make to some other branch of science. (Obviously this defi nition is not an exclusive one) The problem of deciding what books should be included in this List made it necessary to think what topics are comprised in Crystallography, and to clarify the issue a draft syllabus was constructed, and is set out below. Though it probably covers too wide a spectrum for anyone indivi dual (or University Department) to deal with in detail, there is no part of it which would not be regarded by some Crystallographers as quite essential. It is apparent that some topics are central to Crystallo graphy - notably crystal geometry and symmetry, diffraction by perfectly and imperfectly periodic structures, methods of structure analysis, and the relation of physical and chemical properties to structure - and others are peripheral, linking the central topics to other fields of knowledge."Article| Helen D. Megaw| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : From Jack Johnson to LeBron James
☯ Full Synopsis : ""A collection of essays about the intersection of sports, race, and the media in the 20th century and beyond"--"Article| Chris Lamb| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Thinking on Screen
☯ Full Synopsis : "Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy is an accessible and thought-provoking examination of the way films raise and explore complex philosophical ideas. Written in a clear and engaging style, Thomas Wartenberg examines films’ ability to discuss, and even criticize ideas that have intrigued and puzzled philosophers over the centuries such as the nature of personhood, the basis of morality, and epistemological skepticism. Beginning with a demonstration of how specific forms of philosophical discourse are presented cinematically, Wartenberg moves on to offer a systematic account of the ways in which specific films undertake the task of philosophy. Focusing on the films The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Modern Times, The Matrix, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Third Man, The Flicker, and Empire, Wartenberg shows how these films express meaningful and pertinent philosophical ideas. This book is essential reading for students of philosophy with an interest in film, aesthetics, and film theory. It will also be of interest to film enthusiasts intrigued by the philosophical implications of film."Article| Thomas E. Wartenberg| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Jackie Robinson
☯ Full Synopsis : "Profiles the first African American to play baseball in the Major League."Article| Mary Kay Linge| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : I Don't Know How I Did It
☯ Full Synopsis : "Story of Larry Holley, Buddy Holly's brother, growing up in the depresson years, joining the Marines during WWII, working and playing till retirement."Article| Larry Holley| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Perfect
☯ Full Synopsis : "Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers remains the only no-hit game in World Series history. Drawing upon oral histories, contemporaneous articles, and dozens of interviews with commentators and players (including all of the surviving players for the Dodgers and Yankees), Lew Paper brings that extraordinary event to life with a pitch-by-pitch narrative that incorporates profiles of the 19 players who were on the field that day."Article| Lew Paper| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Gandhi and Revolution
☯ Full Synopsis : "This volume is a collection of Devi Prasad's essays on Gandhi, social justice and social change. The different essays address themes ranging from Gandhi's ideals of satyagraha and ahimsa, civil disobedience and non-violence, to the Gandhian approach to education as founded in making and crafting as well as participation in the political and social movements of our times. They also engage the revolutionary potential of Gandhi's thought, drawing parallels between Lenin and Gandhi and analysing the historical significance of Gandhi's anti-imperialist yet non-violent political philosophy. In sum, the volume dwells on the continuing, critical relevance of Gandhi in our times. It will be of interest to those in education, political science, peace and conflict studies, history and philosophy, as well as to the general reader interested in Gandhian thought."Article| Devi Prasad| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Congenital Heart Disease: A Surgical Color Atlas
☯ Full Synopsis : "Congenital Heart Disease: A Surgical Color Atlas is a pictorial illustration with over 750 stunning photographs and line drawings that highlight important surgical, anatomic and pathologic points of congenital heart disease. This impressive work by a surgeon, a cardiologist, and a pathologist, features full-color images as seen through the surgeon’s eyes, juxtaposed with line drawings to allow for the full examination of anatomic and surgical details. From the Preface: “This Atlas may very well be the most accurate photographic description of congenital heart disease ever published.” - Hisashi Nikaidoh, MD"Article| A. Sukru Mercan, MD, FETCS, Zakariya Hubail, BMedSc, MD, FAAP, S. Yen Ho, PhD, FRCPath, FESC, FHEA| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Appalachian Elegy
☯ Full Synopsis : "A collection of poems centered around life in Appalachia addresses topics ranging from the marginalization of the region's people to the environmental degradation it has endured throughout history."Article| Bell Hooks| Statement ..."