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Don Mitchell

Biography

Don Mitchell

Don Mitchell is a Professor of Geography in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. After receiving his doctorate in geography from Rutgers University in 1992, he taught at the University of Colorado before moving to Syracuse. He is the author of two previous books and numerous articles on the geography of labor, urban public space, and contemporary theories of culture. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and has held a Fullbright Fellowship at the University of Oslo. He is the founder and director of the People's Geography Project (www.peoplesgeography.org).

Don Mitchell

Books by Don Mitchell

by Don Mitchell - Adventure, Biography, Children's Nonfiction, Military, Nonfiction, Women's History, Young Adult 12+

When Hitler invaded Poland, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Instead of returning home, she headed to France. An ordinary woman from Maryland, she dove into the action, first joining a French ambulance unit and later becoming an undercover agent for both the British Office of Strategic Services and the US Office of Strategic Services. She passed in plain sight of the enemy and soon found herself being hunted by the Gestapo.  Her covert operations, efforts with the Resistance and risky work as a wireless telegraph operator greatly contributed to the Allies' eventual win.

by Don Mitchell - African American Interest, History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

In June of 1964, three idealistic young men (one black and two white) were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. They were trying to register African Americans to vote as part of the Freedom Summer effort to bring democracy to the South. Their disappearance and murder caused a national uproar and was one of the most significant incidents of the Civil Rights Movement, and contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. THE FREEDOM SUMMER MURDERS is the first book for young people to take a comprehensive look at the brutal murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, through to the conviction in 2005 of mastermind Edgar Ray Killen.