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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Reviews

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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For readers of Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics

Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who row

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Go For Yours: A Compilation Of Young, African Americans Who Were Brave Enough To Reach For The Stars.

Go For Yours: A Compilation Of Young, African Americans Who Were Brave Enough To Reach For The Stars.

“Go for Yours,” a guide for ambitious, faithful and progressive individuals who yearn to break conventional models of living; is a collection of stories and examples of young, African Americans who followed their dreams no matter their age, background or years of work experience. This book uses examples of celebrities who portrayed a certain attitude that led them to their success and unveils the world to young and fearless trailblazers, entrepreneurs and leaders. By taking a glance at people who followed their dreams in spite of their adverse encounters, you will be left encouraged to create your own opportunity instead of wait for it. More importantly, this book highlights individuals who are successful in a world that tends to focus on t

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First Laugh (Crime Thriller)

First Laugh is the 27,000-word novella and prequel to Laugh Now. It is the back story of Kareem Bezel to highlight why he became such a prolific thief by high school, and why Andre Bezel decided to sell drugs. First Laugh will also get into why the brothers have such a love/hate relationship. The is a must read for all Laugh Now lovers and those anticipating DIE LATER!

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The insider.(african americans): An article from: Ebony Reviews

The insider.(african americans): An article from: Ebony

This digital document is an article from Ebony, published by Thomson Gale on August 1, 2005. The length of the article is 418 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: The insider.(african americans)
Publication: Ebony (Magazine/Journal)
Date: August 1, 2005
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 60 Issue: 10 Page: 10(1)

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Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do

Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do

What is it like to do the backbreaking work of immigrants? To find out, Gabriel Thompson spent a year working alongside Latino immigrants, who initially thought he was either crazy or an undercover immigration agent. He stooped over lettuce fields in Arizona, and worked the graveyard shift at a chicken slaughterhouse in rural Alabama. He dodged taxis not always successfully as a bicycle delivery boy for an upscale Manhattan restaurant, and was fired from a flower shop by a boss who, he quickly realized, was nuts. As one coworker explained, these jobs make you old quick. Back spasms occasionally keep Thompson in bed, where he suffers recurring nightmares involving iceberg lettuce and chicken carcasses. Combining personal narrative with inv

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Midnight classes for ambitious Americans

In the competitive United States job market some people are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to improve their employment prospects. One community college in the state of Maryland is catering to full-time workers looking for a boost to their chances with an eye-opening endeavour: offering overnight classes. Al Jazeera’s Monica Villamizar reports from Baltimore.
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Who’s Who Among African Americans: Biography – Richie, Mr. Lionel Brockman, Jr. (1950-)

Who’s Who Among African Americans: Biography – Richie, Mr. Lionel Brockman, Jr. (1950-)

Who’s Who among African Americans provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and more.

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Gloria Estefan (Contemporary Hispanic Americans) Reviews

Gloria Estefan (Contemporary Hispanic Americans)

Examines the life of the Cuban-born pop star who sings, dances, composes, and records with the Miami Sound Machine.

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Whitney Houston (Baa) (Pbk)(Oop) (Black Americans of Achievement)

Whitney Houston (Baa) (Pbk)(Oop) (Black Americans of Achievement)

The story of a reigning pop music queen, this sensitive biography follows Whitney Houston’s ascent to the top of the charts as a vocalist and her emergence as a Hollywood box-office sensation in such films as “The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale” and “The Preacher’s Wife”. Lavishly illustrated with photos and memorabilia.

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Janet Jackson (Black Americans of Achievement) Reviews

Janet Jackson (Black Americans of Achievement)

A biography of Michael Jackson’s younger sister, a successful rock singer, dancer, and actress in her own right.

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