Here is the gritty, powerful story of Thomas Sowell’s life-long education in the school of hard knocks, as the journey took him from Harlem to the Marines, the Ivy League, and a career as a controversial writer, teacher, and economist in government and private industry. It is also the story of the dramatically changing times in which this personal odyssey took place.
The vignettes of the people and places that made an impression on Thomas Sowell at various stages of his life range from the poor and powerless to the mighty and the wealthy, from a home for homeless boys to the White House, as well as ranging across the United States and around the world. It also includes Sowell’s startling discovery of his own origins during his teenage years.
More than a story of the life of Sowell himself, this is also about the people who gave him their help, their support, and their loyalty, as well as those who demonized him and knifed him in the back. It is a study not just of one life but also of life in general, with all its exhilaration and pain of constant striving and deserved success.
Thomas Sowell = Enlightenment!
Controversial writer?!? I guess those liberals changed the definition of controversial, to mean: telling the truth, especially about liberals! I wish Dr Sowell would come out with a “Liberal to American English Dictionary.” Not only would I pay $30 for the book; I’d pay $25. for the download. Especially, if it were narrated by Hugh Mann. The Doctor's perception, is unparalleled, and I’m so glad that he shares it with the rest of us. Considering all that he has transcended; it truly is a gift! Thanks, Doc!
I just got done listening to this book and it is excellent. If you have read some of Sowell's work, you will be able to appreciate it even more. There are not many people now that stand up for integrity and values. Sowell is the exception. Well written and interesting to listen to. Highly Reccomended.