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James L. Dickerson

James L. Dickerson

James L. Dickerson is an author, independent scholar, mental health professional, and journalist, having worked on the staffs of the Delta Democrat-Times, where he was a feature writer; the Clarion-Ledger/Jackson Daily News, where he was the editorial page editor of the Daily News and Sunday editorial writer for the Clarion-Ledger; and The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the largest circulation daily in the Mid-South, where he worked as an editorial writer and feature writer. Currently, he is a contributing columnist and book critic for the Jackson Free Press and feature writer for Japan Airlines’ in-flight magazine, Skyward.

Dickerson is the author of 29 nonfiction books. Recent books include Devil’s Sanctuary: An Eyewitness History of Mississippi Hate Crimes, Inside America’s Concentration Camps, How to Screen Adoptive and Foster Parents, and Mojo Triangle: Birthplace of Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including BookPage and Good Housekeeping.

Dickerson's book, The Mojo Triangle, was the winner of a 2006 IPPY award (Independent Publisher Book Awards) in the non-fiction category. Two of his books, Goin' Back to Memphis and That's Alright Elvis, were finalists for the now-defunct Gleason Award. Dickerson’s article, "Murders from the Past: Who are these forensic anthropologists, and why are they digging up famous suspected murder victims?" (Omni magazine August 1993), is cited in the FBI’s training manual, "A Bibliography Related to Crime Scene Interpretation with Emphasis in Forensic Geotaphonomic and Forensic Archaeological Field Techniques."

Dickerson has been featured in numerous magazines and on major radio and television shows--among them, People, Family Circle, Fitness, In Style, Mirabella, BookPage, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Denver Post, the Boston Globe, the Toronto Star, Detroit Free-Press, New York Post, CNN, NBC Radio, and Fox and Friends.

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Natalie Portman: Queen of Hearts

Natalie Portman: Queen of Hearts by James L. DickersonNatalie Portman is only 20 years old, but she has already costarred in nine motion pictures with actors such as Susan Sarandon, Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Goldie Hawn, Robert De Niro, and Jack Nicholson. Recently, she has found her way into the hearts of people around the world as Queen Amidala in the new Star Wars trilogy and is the only actor George Lucas has signed for all three episodes. This biography examines the charm and wit of her professional persona and reveals the emotional life of the real Portman, giving readers an idea of what lies behind her fresh beauty and formidable talent. Israeli-born...
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Dixie Chicks: Down-Home and Backstage

Dixie Chicks: Down-Home and Backstage by James L. DickersonThe Dixie Chicks hold a prominent position in the music business as one of only two female bands that have succeeded in the pop charts in the 1990s. Today, their sassy attitudes, funky style of dress, and updated bluegrass/country music attract fans like bees to honey, not unlike their past days of playing on the streets.
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Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager

Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager by James L. DickersonBased on unprecedented research and interviews, this authoritative biography of Colonel Tom Parker (1909-1997) includes new revelations and insights into rock music's most renowned and notorious manager.
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Just for a Thrill: Lil Hardin Armstrong, First Lady of Jazz

Just for a Thrill: Lil Hardin Armstrong, First Lady of Jazz by James L. DickersonLil Hardin Armstrong, Louis Armstrong's second wife, was a phenomenal jazz pianist who helped Louis achieve the status of jazz legend. This biography recounts her early years in Memphis, her career in roaring Chicago, and her separation from Louis.
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Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train

Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train by Scotty Moore & James L. Dickerson

When Elvis Presley first showed up at Sam Phillips's Memphis-based Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. Phillips invited a local guitarist named Scotty Moore to stand in. Scotty listened carefully to the young singer and immediately realized that Elvis had something special. Along with bass player Bill Black, the triorecorded an old blues number called "That's All Right, Mama." It turned out to be Elvis's first single and the defining record of his early style, with a trillingguitar hook that swirled country and blues together and minted a sound with unforgettable...

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Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening: A Professional Guide for Evaluations

Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening: A Professional Guide for Evaluations by James L. Dickerson & Mardi Allen

Screening applicants for adoption or foster homes has life-altering consequences for the children involved, yet there are incredibly few programs available to train screeners. The educational system that certifies thousands of social workers each year does not understand the specialized training required to screen adoptive and foster parents; social work schools provide minimal interview training and what training they do provide focuses on therapeutic interview techniques rather than screening skills. There is a clear need for a book like Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening, one that can be...

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Inside America's Concentration Camps: Two Centuries of Internment and Torture

Inside America's Concentration Camps: Two Centuries of Internment and Torture by James L. DickersonExploring the history and tragedy of concentration camps that were built, staged, and filled with adults and children under the orders of the U.S. government, this vivid narrative brings the stories of victims and flaws of American government to life. Beginning in the 1830s with the imprisonment of Native Americans, this investigation details the camps that reappeared during World War II with the round-up of Japanese Americans, German Americans, Italian Americans, and Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, as well as more recently during the Bush administration with the construction of new concentration...
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Devil's Sanctuary: An Eyewitness History of Mississippi Hate Crimes

Devil's Sanctuary: An Eyewitness History of Mississippi Hate Crimes by James L. DickersonRecalling the state's shameful racist history of lynching, arson, denial of rights, false imprisonment, and other heinous crimes, this riveting narrative explores how Mississippi became a safe haven for the most violent and virulent racists, who were immune to prosecution for their crimes. This sanctuary of the then status quo emerged from the 1956 Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission's efforts to preserve segregation and "Mississippi Values" by declaring the state outside the jurisdiction of the federal government. Analysis of the major crimes, the institutional collusion, delayed and never-delivered...
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