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Vernon Can Read! A Memoir

Jordan, Vernon E., Jr.; Gordon-Reed, Annette; Annette Gordon-Reed

ISBN 10: 189162069X / 1-891620-69-X
ISBN 13: 9781891620690
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hardcover
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From the civil rights revolution to the halls of power, the life story of a larger-than-life American leader. As a student in Atlanta, Vernon Jordan had a summer job driving a white banker around town. During the man's afternoon naps, Jordan passed the time reading books, a fact that astounded his boss. "Vernon can read!" the man exclaimed to his relatives. Nearly fifty years later, Vernon Jordan, long-time civil rights leader, adviser and close friend to presidents and business leaders, and one of the most charismatic figures in America, has written an unforgettable book about his life and times. It is a story that encompasses the sweeping struggles, changes, and dangers of black life during the civil rights revolution. After attending a predominantly white college in the midwest and graduating from Howard University Law School, Jordan became involved in the civil rights movement. He l ed the voter education project to register black voters in the South, and was president of the National Urban League, one of the great civil rights organizations of the era, where he was instrumental in integrating American businesses and providing economic and social support to the expanding black middle class. He survived a white racist's assassination attempt and later became a pillar of America's legal, corporate, and political worlds. But Jordan's life was shaped in his early years, and this book is also a moving testament to the family whose support and courage provided the framework for his achievements. Vernon Can Read! is a remarkable memoir of a life of courage, pride, sacrifice, style and accomplishment.

 

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Book Description: Public Affairs/Perseus Books Group, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Public Affairs/Perseus Books Group, New York. 2001. Hardcover. Book condition: New. Dust jacket condition: New and protected in a mylar book cover. A new, unread copy with black and red paper-covered boards with silver lettering on the spine. This is a true first edition, first printing with "First Edition" and number sequence 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 listed on the copyright page. Signed, without inscription, on the FULL-TITLE page. The book was signed by the author in person in black ink on the FULL-TITLE page. Signed in 2001 at a signing event at a local independent bookstore in Los Angeles, CA. Signed only; no inscriptions or dedications. Not remainder marked or price-clipped, only opened by the author at the signing event. In 1955, while home in Atlanta from college, Vernon Jordan had a summer job driving a retired white banker around town. During the banker's afternoon naps, Jordan passed the time reading. When the banker found out he was astounded and proclaimed "Vernon can read!". 50 years later, Jordan has written an unforgettable book about his life that encompasses the sweeping struggles, changes, and dangers of black life during the civil rights revolution. All books are bubble wrapped and shipped via USPS in a sturdy box. Extra postage charges will be required for international orders (book ships from Los Angeles, CA), oversize and heavy items, and special priority orders. Due to problems with previous international orders, international orders will be accepted only if purchaser agrees to extra charges; otherwise, will only ship to USA addresses. Free delivery confirmation and tracking information provided with domestic orders. Bookseller inventory #000125. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000125

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