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MIRROR TO AMERICA: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Personal history from a towering figure in U.S. historical circles and a key player in our current understanding of race in America."Born in 1915, I grew up in a racial climate that was stifling to my senses," Franklin (From Slavery to Freedom, 2000) writes. Here the scholar explores the issue of race in America through his own experience. He recalls his parents' long-distance relationship ... Read full review

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User Review  - chriskrycho - LibraryThing

Packer tells it like it is, with some strange but often helpful quirks of perspective – a lefty who supported the war in Iraq, but was disenchanted with the way it was conducted. Read full review

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User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

"It is the function of the historian to keep before the people...the different lines of action they have taken, the several, often complicated reasons for such action...and to point to the defects and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

A great man! I got to hear, what would turn out to be, the last speech he ever gave in late 2008. This book seems to be a very expanded (to nearly 400 pages) cv. Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

A great man! I got to hear, what would turn out to be, the last speech he ever gave in late 2008. This book seems to be a very expanded (to nearly 400 pages) cv. Read full review

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User Review  - Bob Schmitz - Goodreads

What a powerful book. I listen to the author, age 90, read this book. I knew that he lived in Durham, NC, my home, and thought that he was an African American Studies person of some sort but I did not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

Have the audiobook read by the author...well worth hearing his voice... Read full review

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User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

Have the audiobook read by the author...well worth hearing his voice... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

Great way to learn recent American history.. Through the life of a such a personally and professionally committed man. Definitely food for your mind (at times even your soul!) Read full review

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User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

Great way to learn recent American history.. Through the life of a such a personally and professionally committed man. Definitely food for your mind (at times even your soul!) Read full review

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