September 26th, 2018
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
Stacey DonovanStacey Donovan
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick
Todays_Pick
THE LADY IS DARING

Reviewer Application

New Books This Week

Latest Articles


Great new reads in September

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
She is the only woman worth fighting - or dying - for...


slideshow image
Being irresistible isnít all itís cracked up to be.


slideshow image
After unspeakable torment, he's back to claim his bride


slideshow image
Morgan Daneís new client has blood on her hands


slideshow image
With intelligence and wit, Kathy Lyons revolutionizes shifter romance


slideshow image
Another secret is revealed in Roseville...


The Gentleman from Ohio
David Chanoff, Louis Stokes

Ohio University Press
September 2016
On Sale: August 31, 2016
257 pages
ISBN: 081421312X
EAN: 9780814213124
Kindle: B01KQ9U0UE
Hardcover / e-Book
Add to Wish List

Non-Fiction Biography

Louis Stokes was a giant in Ohio politics and one of the most significant figures in the U.S. Congress in recent times. When he arrived in the House of Representatives as a freshman in 1969, there were only six African Americans serving.

By the time he retired thirty years later, he had chaired the House Special Committee on the Kennedy and King assassinations, the House Ethics Committee during Abscam, and the House Intelligence Committee during Iran-Contra; he was also a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

Prior to Louis Stokesís tenure in Congress he served for many years as a criminal defense lawyer and chairman of the Cleveland NAACP Legal Redress Committee. Among the Supreme Court Cases he argued, the Terry ďStop and FriskĒ case is regarded as one of the twenty-five most significant cases in the courtís history.

The Gentleman from Ohio chronicles this and other momentous events in the life and legacy of Ohioís first black representativeóa man who, whether in law or politics, continually fought for the principles he believed in and helped lead the way for African Americans in the world of mainstream American politics.

Media Buzz

Good Morning America - September 5, 2016

Comments

No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

© 2003-2018 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy

Google+ Google+