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              The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

              The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

              By Coates, Ta-Nehisi; Read by Morton, Joe

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              Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a bl...ue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss. This is a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure. Driven by the author's bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America's oldest struggle--the struggle to tell the truth--from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers.
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              ISBN 9780525494843
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Echo Echo (1 Hardcover/1 CD): Reverso Poems about Greek Myths
                

              Echo Echo (1 Hardcover/1 CD): Reverso Poems about Greek Myths (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By Singer, Marilyn; Read by Masse, Josee; Other Masse, Josaee; Morton, Joe

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              In this third collection of brilliant reversos, the author moves from classic fairy tales to the Greek myths for the poems dueling perspectives. Whats a reverso, you wonder? Listen to these outstanding recordings and be amazed!

              ISBN 9781430126928
              Publisher Live Oak Media (NY)
              Interest Age 7-10 years
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              Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon
                

              Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Gordon, Maxine; Read by Morton, Joe; Joseph, Terria; Onayemi, Prentice

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              Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923-1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his solo turns wi...th her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter's personal letters reflects his colorful life and legendary times. It is clear why the celebrated trumpet genius Dizzy Gillespie said to Dexter, Man, you ought to leave your karma to science. Dexter Gordon the icon is the Dexter beloved and celebrated on albums, on film, and in jazz lore - even in a street named for him in Copenhagen. But this image of the cool jazzman fails to come to terms with the multidimensional man full of humor and wisdom, a figure who struggled to reconcile being both a creative outsider who broke the rules and a comforting insider who was a son, father, husband, and world citizen. This essential book is an attempt to fill in the gaps created by our misperceptions as well as the gaps left by Dexter himself.
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              ISBN 9781713599852
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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              Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon
                

              Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Gordon, Maxine; Read by Morton, Joe; Joseph, Terria; Onayemi, Prentice

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              Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923-1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his &;solo&; turn...s with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter's personal letters reflects his colorful life and legendary times. It is clear why the celebrated trumpet genius Dizzy Gillespie said to Dexter, &;Man, you ought to leave your karma to science.&; Dexter Gordon the icon is the Dexter beloved and celebrated on albums, on film, and in jazz lore - even in a street named for him in Copenhagen. But this image of the cool jazzman fails to come to terms with the multidimensional man full of humor and wisdom, a figure who struggled to reconcile being both a creative outsider who broke the rules and a comforting insider who was a son, father, husband, and world citizen. This essential book is an attempt to fill in the gaps created by our misperceptions as well as the gaps left by Dexter himself.
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              ISBN 9781713506935
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Brutal Imagination
                

              Brutal Imagination (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Eady, Cornelius; Read by Morton, Joe; Murphy, Sally

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              Tony Award(R) nominee Joe Morton and stage veteran Sally Murphy star in this award-winning play based on a tragic true story. Using excerpts from real newspaper transcripts, Brutal Imagination reexamines the case of Susan Smith, a white mother who falsely accused a Black man of c...arjacking her and kidnapping her two young children. The riveting story, written by poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Cornelius Eady presents listeners with a unique perspective on the harrowing nine days between the fabricated crime and Smith's eventual confession. As illuminating and resonant today as ever, Brutal Imagination confronts the patterns of injustice that have haunted African American men for decades.
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              ISBN 9781713646549
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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              Somersett: Benjamin Franklin and the Masterminding of American Independence
                

              Somersett: Benjamin Franklin and the Masterminding of American Independence (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Goodrich, Phillip; Morton, Euan; Barber, Nicola; Morton, Joe

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              An Audiobook Original There is no dearth of writings about the founding of America, but in this under-reported and under-taught story of the American Revolution, light is shed on the role Benjamin Franklin played in bringing the northern and southern colonies together against cor...rupt British rule. Along with an Inner Circle of British Abolitionists, Franklin worked behind the scenes to secure the freedom of a single American slave, James Somersett; and then, in cooperation with a vast network of colonial allies, set in motion a series of events that provided the impetus for northern patriots and politically cautious southern slaveholders to join forces. In 1757, Benjamin Franklin cared most about the security and prosperity of his beloved adopted home of Philadelphia. Threatened by the French during King George's War and with little help from the proprietors of Pennsylvania, the hated Penn family, Franklin sought assistance and support in London to no avail, thus leading him to develop a secret plan to gain freedom from Great Britain for Pennsylvania, and ultimately all the colonies. The success of this plot would hinge upon politically motivating the northern and southern colonies, each with vastly different interests. In the end, it was two unrelated historical events: that of the freeing of the slave Somersett in London's highest court; and the discovery, and leaking of, the Hutchinson letters, that turned the tide in favor of independence. Part courtroom drama, part political thriller, this assiduously researched work of American history is enacted by a cast of award-winning actors who electrify the drama as they bring to life over thirty historical characters in intermittent scenes presented in stage play form. In the London Courtroom of King's Bench, we meet the most brilliant legal minds of the era as both sides argue their case for or against Somersett's manumission. In the drawing room of London's most prestigious physician, John Fothergill, we are witness
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              ISBN 9798200747979
              Publisher Phillip Goodrich
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              Somersett: Benjamin Franklin and the Masterminding of American Independence
                

              Somersett: Benjamin Franklin and the Masterminding of American Independence (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Goodrich, Phillip; Morton, Euan; Barber, Nicola; Morton, Joe

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              An Audiobook Original There is no dearth of writings about the founding of America, but in this under-reported and under-taught story of the American Revolution, light is shed on the role Benjamin Franklin played in bringing the northern and southern colonies together against cor...rupt British rule. Along with an Inner Circle of British Abolitionists, Franklin worked behind the scenes to secure the freedom of a single American slave, James Somersett; and then, in cooperation with a vast network of colonial allies, set in motion a series of events that provided the impetus for northern patriots and politically cautious southern slaveholders to join forces. In 1757, Benjamin Franklin cared most about the security and prosperity of his beloved adopted home of Philadelphia. Threatened by the French during King George's War and with little help from the proprietors of Pennsylvania, the hated Penn family, Franklin sought assistance and support in London to no avail, thus leading him to develop a secret plan to gain freedom from Great Britain for Pennsylvania, and ultimately all the colonies. The success of this plot would hinge upon politically motivating the northern and southern colonies, each with vastly different interests. In the end, it was two unrelated historical events: that of the freeing of the slave Somersett in London's highest court; and the discovery, and leaking of, the Hutchinson letters, that turned the tide in favor of independence. Part courtroom drama, part political thriller, this assiduously researched work of American history is enacted by a cast of award-winning actors who electrify the drama as they bring to life over thirty historical characters in intermittent scenes presented in stage play form. In the London Courtroom of King's Bench, we meet the most brilliant legal minds of the era as both sides argue their case for or against Somersett's manumission. In the drawing room of London's most prestigious physician, John Fothergill, we are witness
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              ISBN 9798200747986
              Publisher Phillip Goodrich
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              The Essential Dick Gregory
                 

              The Essential Dick Gregory (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Gregory, Dick; Read by Morton, Joe

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              • Pub Date
                11 Oct 22

              A soulful, generation-defining collection of thought-provoking, agitating, and liberating works from Dick Gregory, the activist and author of sixteen books, including the classic bestseller Nigger: An Autobiography and the 2017 NAACP Image Award Winner, Defining Moments in Black ...History: Reading Between the Lies. A true renaissance man, Richard Claxton Dick Gregory was one of the pioneering satirists of his generation, a reformer and brilliant spokesperson for the downtrodden and forgotten who dedicated his life to speaking unadulterated truth--and to improving ordinary lives. A revered human rights and environmental activist, fearsome and uncompromising social critic, lauded bestselling author, and beloved nutrition guru, Gregory aimed not only to educate souls, but to liberate them. His words shaped a generation and remain vital for our own turbulent times, offering wisdom to enlighten and inspire a new activist age. This carefully curated anthology of selected writings reflects and celebrates Dick Gregory's wisdom and his vision. Divided into three sections--Body, Mind, and Spirit--it includes previously unavailable transcriptions and excerpts taken from his sixteen books, fifteen albums and audio compilations, and more than 1,200 hours of archival video, including lectures, interviews, and comedic performances. It is a breathtaking tour through the life of one of America's most prophetic and relevant cultural icons. The Essential Dick Gregory is a pointillistic portrait of a man who gave up a lucrative entertainment career to fight injustice on the front line of battle--leading protests and hunger strikes to end the Vietnam War and apartheid in South Africa; supporting civil rights, feminism, and Native Americans; and addressing hunger, poverty, and police brutality. This compelling volume will challenge your beliefs, allow you to see life in unexpected ways, and dare you to make the world a better place.
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              ISBN 9798212036719
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              The Essential Dick Gregory
                 

              The Essential Dick Gregory (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Gregory, Dick; Read by Morton, Joe

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              • Pub Date
                11 Oct 22

              A soulful, generation-defining collection of thought-provoking, agitating, and liberating works from Dick Gregory, the activist and author of sixteen books, including the classic bestseller Nigger: An Autobiography and the 2017 NAACP Image Award Winner, Defining Moments in Black ...History: Reading Between the Lies. A true renaissance man, Richard Claxton Dick Gregory was one of the pioneering satirists of his generation, a reformer and brilliant spokesperson for the downtrodden and forgotten who dedicated his life to speaking unadulterated truth--and to improving ordinary lives. A revered human rights and environmental activist, fearsome and uncompromising social critic, lauded bestselling author, and beloved nutrition guru, Gregory aimed not only to educate souls, but to liberate them. His words shaped a generation and remain vital for our own turbulent times, offering wisdom to enlighten and inspire a new activist age. This carefully curated anthology of selected writings reflects and celebrates Dick Gregory's wisdom and his vision. Divided into three sections--Body, Mind, and Spirit--it includes previously unavailable transcriptions and excerpts taken from his sixteen books, fifteen albums and audio compilations, and more than 1,200 hours of archival video, including lectures, interviews, and comedic performances. It is a breathtaking tour through the life of one of America's most prophetic and relevant cultural icons. The Essential Dick Gregory is a pointillistic portrait of a man who gave up a lucrative entertainment career to fight injustice on the front line of battle--leading protests and hunger strikes to end the Vietnam War and apartheid in South Africa; supporting civil rights, feminism, and Native Americans; and addressing hunger, poverty, and police brutality. This compelling volume will challenge your beliefs, allow you to see life in unexpected ways, and dare you to make the world a better place.
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              ISBN 9798212036726
              Publisher HarperCollins
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