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Author Cohen, William S.

Title Love in black and white : a memoir of race, religion, and romance / William S. Cohen with Janet Langhart Cohen.

Publication Info. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield at the Atrium  BIOG. COHEN, W.    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. COHEN, W.    Storage
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  B COHEN COH    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B COHEN, WILLIAM S    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 COHEN, WIL    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-COHEN FAMILY    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 373 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A capitol idea -- The shamrock and the dreidel -- Up south -- Hancock Street -- Lockefield Gardens-Eden -- Destination unknown -- Hoops and dreams -- Law school and other maladies -- The windy city -- Law and politics -- Bean town and busing -- Impeachment -- A doctor in the house -- The rest of the bastards -- Of polo and poetry -- Color codes -- Who's coming to dinner? - The darndest things -- Lucky and Lucy -- A call to serve -- SecDef -- First Lady of the Pentagon -- A song of songs.
Summary In a world where it was commonplace to see signs that read "whites only" or "Jews not allowed," William Cohen was born in Bangor, Maine, the eldest son of a Jewish father and a Protestant Irish mother. Janet Langhart, an African-American, was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana by her single parent mother, a Southern Baptist. These two people, from different regions, races, and religions, are both witnesses to and targets of the social tensions of the day. Their stories are rich and profound; at times they are amusing, at others harrowing. Bill would be elected to serve his country as a U.S. Congressman and Senator, and Janet would become a prominent television personality, activist, and highly respected businesswoman and author. Opposites in so many ways--in color, faith and culture--seemingly a bundle of contradictions, they meet in 1974, become friends, and eventually marry in 1996, in the U.S. Capitol.--From publisher description.
Subject Cohen, William S.
Cohen, Janet Langhart, 1941-
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
Television journalists -- United States -- Biography.
African American women authors -- Biography.
Married people -- United States -- Biography.
Interracial marriage -- United States -- Case studies.
Interfaith marriage -- United States -- Case studies.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Cohen, Janet Langhart, 1941-
ISBN 0742558215 cloth alkaline paper
9780742558212 cloth alkaline paper
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