Icons of Crime Fighting Relentless Pursuers of Justice 2 volumes

Author: Jeff Bumgarner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1567206735
Format: PDF, ePub
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Notorious criminals have captured our imaginations for years and years. But we don't forget, either, the many people and organizations who fight back. J. Edgar Hoover and Eliot Ness have entered into the American psyche as two of our most aggressive and successful crime fighters. Still, there are others who have risen to the occasion, combating crime in all its manifestations. From the U.S. Marshals, FBI agents, and Secret Service to Rudy Giuliani, John Walsh— host of America's Most Wanted—and Joseph Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), this set highlights some of the nation's bravest crime stoppers. Icons of Crime Fighting will enlighten the curious mind with a comprehensive overview of the most successful, the most well-known, and the most important crime fighters in recent American history. Part of our national culture, these figures represent all that is good about the American justice system. Moreover, they exemplify how individuals in the criminal justice system have made a real difference in law enforcement. These titans of law enforcement are profiled in this important and timely set. Those covered in the set include: Gun Fighters: U.S. Marshals of the Old West; Allan Pinkerton; The Texas Rangers; August Vollmer; J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI; Thomas Dewey; Robert Kennedy; Jim Garrison; Buford Pusser; Eddie Egan and Sonnie Grosso; Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein; Francisco Vincent Serpico; Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco; Vincent T. Bugliosi; John Walsh; FBI Profilers; Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Mark Fuhrman; Rudolph Rudy Giuliani; Curtis Sliwa; Dr. Henry Lee; and Dr. Bill Blass.

Icons of African American Comedy

Author: Eddie M. Tafoya
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380856
Format: PDF
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This in-depth compilation of the lives, works, and contributions of 12 icons of African-American comedy explores their impact on American entertainment and the way America thinks about race. • A chronology of the major events of more than 100 years of comedic history • 24 photographs showing the 12 featured comedians at various stages in their careers • A list of resources at the end of each chapter, including books, articles, movies, recordings, and stand-up performances • Suggestions for further reading

Icons of African American Literature

Author: Yolanda Williams Page
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313352038
Format: PDF, ePub
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The 24 entries in this book provide extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston. * 24 alphabetically arranged entries offer substantial yet accessible information * Entries cover authors and cultural topics * Sidebars provide snapshots of interesting and significant subject matter

Icons of Talk

Author: Donna L. Halper
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313343810
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Icons of Talk highlights the most groundbreaking exemplars of the talk show genre, a genre that has had a profound influence on American life for over 70 years. It goes behind the scenes to showcase the techniques hosts used to motivate (and sometimes aggravate) audiences, and examines the talk show in all of its various formats, including sports-talk, religious-talk, political-talk, and celebrity-talk.

Icons of Unbelief

Author: S. T. Joshi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313347597
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discusses the ideas and impact of 27 atheists, agnostics, and secularists whose ideas have shaped society over the last 200 years.

Women icons of popular music

Author: Carrie Havranek
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This two-volume set showcases the heroines who blazed the trail, tapping into musical reservoirs and soundscapes still unknown to their male counterparts- hell hath no fury like a woman with an amplifier.