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Vernon Can Read!

Vernon Can Read!

A Memoir

 

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!” 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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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

On Sale: June 17th 2009

Price: $11.99 / $14.99 (CDN)

Page Count: 352

ISBN-13: 9780786749492

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