From the civil rights revolution to the halls of power, this is 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.
by Jordan E. Goodman, Bill Westrom
by June Jordan
by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
by Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
by Frank E. Peretti
by Harry S. Dent, Jr., Rodney Johnson
by Ursula Vernon
"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, 2003 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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