Author: Harry Belafonte
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Eine mitreißende Jahrhundertgeschichte: Harry Belafontes Autobiographie Sänger, Schauspieler, politischer Aktivist. Harry Belafontes Leben mutet an wie ein Märchen und liest sich wie ein Roman: Aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammend, wurde er zu einem der bekanntesten und beliebtesten Entertainer unserer Zeit. Ein Mann, der die Macht, die ihm seine Popularität verleiht, seit Jahrzehnten nutzt, um für eine gerechtere Gesellschaft zu kämpfen. Er kannte sie alle: Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Poitier, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro. Die Lebensgeschichte Harry Belafontes ist eine Jahrhundertstory. Auf wunderbar lebendige Weise erzählt er von seiner Kindheit im Harlem der 1930er-Jahre, wo Ganoven den Ton angaben, von Kindheitstagen zwischen jamaikanischen Bananenplan tagen, von seinen Kollegen in der Schauspielklasse des deutschen Exilanten Erwin Piscator – Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau und Tony Curtis – damals allesamt noch so unbekannt wie Belafonte, von den Anfängen der Bürgerrechtsbewegung, seiner Freundschaft mit Martin Luther King, Jr., und wie es dazu kam, dass er 1960 Wahlkampfwerbung für John F. Kennedy machte. Bis heute hat Harry Belafonte, seit Jahren UNICEF-Botschafter, nichts von seiner Leidenschaft für den politischen Kampf eingebüßt: Er wirft Barack Obama vor, nicht genug Herz für die Armen zu zeigen, und sucht, gerade auch mit diesem Buch, den Dialog mit politisch aktiven jungen Menschen auf der ganzen Welt. Eine inspirierende Autobiographie, ein Buch, das vor Energie und Lebensfreude vibriert wie die Songs Harry Belafontes.
Author: Richard Yaxley
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
This is my blood, this is my song. In the early 1940s in Czechoslovakia, Rafael Ullmann and his family are sent to Terezin, the so-called model ghetto for Jewish artists. In the 1970s in Canada, Annie Ullmann lives a predictable, lonely life on a prairie with her reclusive father and deaf-dumb mother. Thirty years later, in Australia, Joe Hawker is uncertain about himself and his future. Told across three continents and time-lines, This Is My Song is a symphonyencouraging us to find our own music.
Author: Maurice E. Smith
Release Date: 2018-04-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This book describes 58 years of my life as the son of black Salvation Army officers; and then, as a single, married, and then as a single-parent officer in The Salvation Army. The story begins with my life in Memphis, Tennessee during segregation (1948-1960); then in Washington, D.C. during the civil rights (1960-1966) movement. Finally, in Atlanta, Georgia, I began my preparation for Salvation Army officership(1966-1968). Once I was commissioned and ordained, this journey took me across the USA in various ministries and challenging assignments.
This deluxe eBook edition of Harry Belafonte's remarkable memoir includes nearly eighteen minutes of original video—Mr. Belafonte talking about his first meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. . . . his friendship with Sidney Poitier . . . the making of “We Are the World” . . . and much more—the bonus song “Jump in the Line” from the companion album Harry Belafonte—Sing Your Song: The Music; and the book's photographs compiled as a slide show. Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Now, at last, this extraordinary icon tells us about it all—his poverty-ridden childhood in Harlem and Jamaica; his meteoric rise to become one of the world’s most popular singers, breaking down racial barriers that no one had broken before, achieving equal popularity with white and black audiences; his lifelong, passionate involvement at the heart of the civil rights movement and countless other political and social causes. Along the way he’s befriended many beloved and important figures in both entertainment and politics—Paul Robeson; Eleanor Roosevelt; Sidney Poitier; John F. Kennedy; Marlon Brando; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Robert Kennedy; Nelson Mandela; Fidel Castro—and writes about them with the same exceptional candor and insight with which he reveals himself on every page. As both an artist and an activist, Belafonte has touched the lives of countless men and women. With My Song, he has found yet another way to entertain and inspire us. It is an electrifying memoir from a remarkable man.
Author: Yvonne B. Kane
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2002-12-16
The reading of poetry has always been one of my favorite pastimes. Certain poems over the years have touched my heart and given me the understanding of many of my emotions. Writing poetry has allowed me to release these emotions, fears, and dreams as well as trying to comfort others. I began writing when I as around ten years old and it was a great comfort to me as a young woman. My hometown is Morgan City, Louisiana. We now live in Cade, Louisiana. I have three grown daughters and a great husband, all of whom have taught me how special life can be. They have endowed me with ten grandchildren, who keep me young and make me feel so alive. This book of poetry and short story is dedicated to my family with all of my love.
Living in her hometown of New Bridge, Connecticut, Emily Doyle has everything she could want in life: an engagement to her high school sweetheart and childhood best friend, Jimmy Gordon, and the opportunity of a lifetime to audition for the Connecticut Symphony. But when an unfortunate accident leaves her with a broken arm, threatening her dream of becoming a professional pianist, Emily must re-evaluate the choices she's made. As ghosts from their past begin to haunt their relationship, Emily must discover the truth about Jimmy, and more importantly, herself.
Author: Ruth Joseph
Release Date: 2006-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
The title of this work suggests the magnitude of its contents: There are treasures within that are the definition of faith, hope, and love; these ideals are characterized by the diverse way in which they are presented. Because of the complexity of life and emotion, it is difficult to capture them in song. Also, it is easier to explain what poetry is not than to explain what it is, but there is no denying that this is poetry and music in their truest forms. The events, experiences, and people that produced this author provoked and shaped a poet who hopes to one day be seen as a national resource. Each poem in this book has been brought up and nourished as any child is and the author wishes each of them to find relevance in this world by helping and inspiring others.
Author: Emma Major
Release Date: 2013-02-01
All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to The Miscarriage Association to help in their work supporting families. This book is both my story and my song. It is the story of my babies who died before they were born; it is my song of healing and hope in grief, given as a gift to others. It is not a diary or an autobiography of my experience; rather it is a collection of poems and prose which I have written over the years in memory of my four baby boys and in the journey of grief which I have travelled. They were written as a form of healing and they are given now in the hope that they might help the healing of those who read them. I am a mum of angels; We are many in number; We are never alone. Emma
The words of a favourite hymn can be a lifeline in difficult times, providing an outlet for feelings that may threaten to overwhelm us. Hymns also help us celebrate life -- to see joy in the ordinary stuff of the everyday, as well as in those moments when we feel particularly touched by God's love. Pam Rhodes' reflections in this absorbing volume -- on subjects such as weariness and comfort, faith and forgiveness, prayer and guidance, community and creation -- are given added resonance by the inclusion of background information on the writers of the 160 or so hymns featured. Containing original line drawings and decoration, this is a beautifully packaged book that can be enjoyed for many years.
Thelma Parks’s story, written in her own words, is one of compassion and courage and steadfast faith. Born on a sharecropping farm in Louisiana, raised by a single mom during the Great Depression along with seven brothers and sisters, Thelma learned that love begins at home. She was baptized at fifteen, and the God she chose that day began to walk with her day by day. She looked to Jesus as an everyday example of how to love and treat one another. In her adult years, she modeled a steadfast desire to follow Jesus and His ways. Experiencing the pain of racial prejudices, discriminations, and broken relationships, Thelma Parks, a quiet black lady, discovered the power of following His way of love. Thelma found her legacy through the pain and loss she experienced and overcame through a sincere love and forgiving heart. This Is My Story, This Is My Song: The Thelma Parks Story is filled with insights of the richness of God’s provisions and purposes. With simple yet profound words, this message of faith, love, and forgiveness can encourage and inspire. Discover God, the source of life who offers guidance and hope in your everyday life. Listen and learn the ways of God and live a life of lasting significance!
My Story, My Song is the heartwarming memoir of 88-year-old Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, mother of Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts. It details pivotal moments in Mrs. Roberts' life, revealing how faith in God has given her strength and hope to face the challenges of life. Good Morning America viewers have come to know and love Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts. For many, the heartfelt connection began the day after Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast. They eagerly watched as Robin stood among the remnants of her hometown and talked about her desperate search for her elderly mother, who had ridden out the storm in her Mississippi home. Once she knew that her mother was safe, Robin admitted she was not surprised to learn that even as the winds howled and floodwaters rose, Lucimarian Roberts sang hymns. Today as Lucimarian sits at the piano, she can recite the lyrics to hundreds of hymns and spirituals first learned in her childhood church. She credits hymns for helping her, a black woman born in 1924, live faithfully through the turbulent times of the Great Depression, segregation, the civil rights struggle, and the loneliness and constant moves that came with being married to a U.S. Air Force officer. Robin writes, "Folks are drawn to Mom's humility, wisdom, and spirituality. Countless times I've been told, 'Your mother should write a book.' Reflections from Robin on her mother's life and faith cap off each chapter. Now you will be able to gain insights from Lucimarian Roberts' amazing life. "God has brought the most wonderful and sometimes the most unlikely people, of all ages and races, into my life to encourage and guide me on this spiritual journey of life," Mrs. Roberts says with bright eyes. Clearly, she still is singing her song. Highlights of My Story, My Song include: Inspiring stories of how a mother's love and character affect generations to come A tribute to the power of hymns and music to lift the heart out of loneliness and grief Honest childhood stories of poverty and alcoholism and the strength to overcome Insight into life as an African American during segregation and beyond Examples of the powerful influence of mentors and role models Encouraging stories of aging with grace Reminders of the impact of integrity, character, and love You will be inspired and uplifted by this memoir of a woman who has faced the best and worst of times with faith, dignity, and grace.