Vernon Can Read! A Memoir

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9780786241002: Vernon Can Read! A Memoir

The civil rights leader, attorney, and former head of the National Urban League recounts his boyhood in segregated Atlanta, his career, and the social changes he helped to bring about.

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Vernon E. Jordan, Jr, a major figure in the American civil rights movement, is now a managing director of the investment firm Lazard Frères & Co. -- Annette Gordon-Reed, author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings , is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School and a professor at New York Law School.

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Jordan came to national attention as a civil rights leader--head of the Voter Education Project, the United Negro College Fund, and the Urban League. He is now a prominent corporate attorney and an advisor to such political figures as former President Bill Clinton. This memoir takes us from his childhood in Atlanta, Georgia, through the early 1980s. This may be a case where listening is better than reading. Jordan has a rich and melodious voice; he reads clearly, and where needed, with much emotion. It's hard to imagine a better reader of his sometimes humorous, sometimes painful, but always moving story of life before, during, and since the Civil Rights movement. R.E.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Vernon E., Jr. Jordan
Published by Thorndike Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0786241004 ISBN 13: 9780786241002
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Thorndike Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0786241004

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