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Michael Beschloss

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Michael Richard Beschloss is an American historian specializing in the United States presidency. He is the author of nine books on the presidency.
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Doing Time in the Garden
Life Lessons through Prison Horticulture
James Jiler - 2006-08-06
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"Doing Time in the Garden" is a one-of-a-kind guide to in-prison and post-release horticultural training programs. In this inspiring and practical book, James Jiler shares his personal experience of running a successful horticultural vocation program in the largest jail complex in the US, and offers invaluable advice on how to start and manage similar programs. With humor and heartfelt stories, Jiler broadens the book's appeal to social activists, educators, and anyone interested in at-risk populations and community gardens.
Michael Beschloss
This is a real book, takes the reader into Rikers Island:      source
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On Her Trail
My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star
John Dickerson - 2006-10-17
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Meet the trailblazing Nancy Dickerson, the first female member of the Washington TV news corps. She covered many iconic events of the sixties, including being the first reporter to speak to President Kennedy after his inauguration and being on the Mall with Martin Luther King Jr. during the march on Washington. Her son, John Dickerson, shares his memoir of his freewheeling childhood and the discovery of the mother he never knew until her death in 1997. "On Her Trail" is a fascinating look at early television and Washington society, chronicling a son's honest search for the mother he came to admire and love.
Michael Beschloss
For more on the pathbreaking Nancy Dickerson, please read John’s beautiful book about his Mom, “On Her Trail” (2006).      source