Search Results: "John Johnson Jr."


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A fun and fascinating read."
True crime meets pop-music history in this history of the Peppermint Lounge, the Twist and the Mafia's unwitting role in starting a national craze. Read full book review >

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EXIT TO FREEDOM by Jr. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"A rare individual, victim of not-too-rare legal circumstances, with a story that will have readers grinding their teeth until the end. (10 pp. b&w photos)"
Johnson, in a remarkably even voice, details his trial and 16 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, ending with the long-suffering process that established his innocence. Read full book review >

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BLACK MEN SPEAKING by Charles Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"Despite the urgency of the subject matter, there isn't much here that hasn't been expressed more eloquently elsewhere. (10 b&w photos of art by Jacob Lawrence)"
More American black men are in prison than in college. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A cautionary tale for all readers."
Hot-off-the-press reprobation of the badly flawed indictment process in this notorious incident. Read full book review >

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SUCCEEDING AGAINST THE ODDS by John H. Johnson
Released: May 15, 1989

An enthralling and engaging autobiography from a world-class capitalist who happens to be black. Read full book review >

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Decoding Bible Messages by John A. Mapp Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"A useful manual for Christians seeking to find the roots of their faith in Jewish Scripture."
In his nonfiction debut, Mapp tracks down and explicates threads of Christian prophecy in the Scriptures, operating under the familiar religious assumption that, as he puts it, "The entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is about Him." Read full book review >

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THE FIRST SEVENTEEN by John R. Burgoon Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"A sometimes frustrating memoir, but one endowed with personality."
In this memoir, Burgoon (It All Counts on Twenty, 2014) recalls living in many different homes during his early years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"While hardly objective, this manifesto sheds much light on how the modern environmental movement emerged at the local level and how it is striving to deal with the current, more hostile political landscape."
Two leaders of the Hudson Riverkeeper organization, a New Yorkbased environmental advocacy group, recount their legal and public-relations battles against the polluters of one of America's famed waterways. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A professor's lecture notes run amok."
Forty years after the heydey of the Civil Rights movement, blacks find themselves in a quandary, unable to deduce who is racist. Read full book review >

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VIVID MEMORIES OF AN INTERESTING LIFE by John H. Roush, Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2017

"A set of engaging stories by a man who's lived life to the hilt."
The remembrances of a hunter, soldier, and fisherman. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For Cold War completists only. One hopes that Walker will not profit from this defiant scribble."
Straight from the federal pen, an unrepentant traitor's mea culpa. Read full book review >