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Howard Steven Jitomir

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ISBN 10: 0759678863 / ISBN 13: 9780759678866
Published by 1st Books Library, 2002
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Title: Patterns

Publisher: 1st Books Library

Publication Date: 2002

Book Condition:Good

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Why would a middle-class, white male defend a youngblack girl from a gang of racist thugs?┐Michael, who is hospitalized for his efforts, is not sure either.┐ Patterns,is Michael's memoir and journey toward understanding.Dr. Jitomir, the author, is a practicing Jew whilehis wife is a fundamental Christian.┐Together, they have five daughters: one is Hispanic; one isAfrican-American; three are of mixed European and Native-American descent.┐ The author is familiar with bias in all itsforms; he knows from experience what causes bigotry, how it must be confrontedand precisely what is necessary to end it.┐Those are the themes of this book.

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While waiting to win the Nobel Prize, Dr. Jitomirhas sometimes killed time by teaching English anywhere anyone world hirehim.┐ In a career which has lasted much,much too long, he has taught junior-high through university and at the ElmiraCorrectional Facility (maximum security), which is exactly where his ownteachers, back in Brooklyn, told him he would wind up.┐ Currently, Dr. Jitomir is a full professorat Corning Community College where he has taught for twenty-four years, and hewould like to stop.┐ The author and hiswife Susan a lawyer, college professor and blond bombshell if ever there wasone own and run a sixty-three acre farm (a piece of stony soil surrounded by arising sea of debt) in a place that is actually named Beaver Dams. Dr. Jitomir has published short stories in theUnited States and Europe and is the author of two other books, a work ofliterary criticism and the novel I ShouldLive So Long.┐ Patterns is theauthor's second novel.

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