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Vernon Can Read!

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 368 Nombre de pages
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Klappentext From the civil rights revolution to the halls of power, the life story of a truly larger than life figure: Vernon E. J... Lire la suite
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Klappentext From the civil rights revolution to the halls of power, the life story of a truly larger than life figure: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Zusammenfassung As a young college student in Atlanta, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. had a summer job driving a white banker around town. During the man's post-luncheon siestas, Jordan passed the time reading books, a fact that astounded his boss."Vernon can read!&rdquo the man exclaimed to his relatives. Nearly fifty years later, Vernon Jordan, now a senior executive at Lazard Freres, 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. The story of Vernon Jordan's life encompasses the sweeping struggles, changes, and dangers of African-American life in the civil rights revolution of the second half of the twentieth century.

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As a young college student in Atlanta, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. had a summer job driving a white banker around town. During the man's post-luncheon siestas, Jordan passed the time reading books, a fact that astounded his boss."Vernon can read!&rdquo the man exclaimed to his relatives. Nearly fifty years later, Vernon Jordan, now a senior executive at Lazard Freres, 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. The story of Vernon Jordan's life encompasses the sweeping struggles, changes, and dangers of African-American life in the civil rights revolution of the second half of the twentieth century.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Vernon Can Read!
Sous-titre: A Memoir
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Code EAN: 9781586486709
ISBN: 978-1-58648-670-9
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Politique, société et économie
nombre de pages: 368
Poids: g
Taille: H210mm x B140mm
Année: 2008