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

By: Cohen, William SContributor(s): Cohen, Janet Langhart, 1941-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2007Description: xiii, 373 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0742558215 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780742558212 (cloth : alk. paper)Subject(s): 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 centuryDDC classification: 328.73092 | B LOC classification: E840.8.C635 | A3 2007
Contents:
A Capitol idea -- Hancock Street -- Up south -- Shamrock and a dreidel -- Lockefield Gardens -- 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 -- POTUS -- Doubtless -- First lady of the Pentagon -- 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

A Capitol idea -- Hancock Street -- Up south -- Shamrock and a dreidel -- Lockefield Gardens -- 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 -- POTUS -- Doubtless -- First lady of the Pentagon -- Song of songs.

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.

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