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Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson by [Marshall Frady]

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About the Author

A native South Carolinian, Marshal Frady has been a journalist for over twenty-five years, writing principally on political figures and racial and social tensions in the American culture, first as a correspondent for Newsweek, then for Life, Harper's, Esquire, The New York Review of Books, The Sunday Times (London), The Atlantic Monthly, and most recently The New Yorker.  In the 1980's, he was chief writer and correspondent for ABC News Closeup and a correspondent for Nightline.  He is the author of the acclaimed biographies Wallace and Billy Graham: A Parable of American Righteousness.  He is currently at work on a novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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e segregated South, out of abject beginnings in South Carolina poverty and illegitimacy, heir apparent to Martin Luther King, Jr., twice a presidential candidate, recognized on the streets of South Central L.A., Ghana, Armenia, and Damascus, Jesse Jackson is a figure unique not only in American politics, but in American history.  As James Baldwin noted during Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign, "His presence presents the American Republic with questions and choices it has spent all its history until this hour trying to avoid...And nothing will ever again be what it was before."

Marshall Frady has been given closer access to Jackson and his family for a more sustained period of time than any previous writer.  He has traveled with Jackson in the U.S., Africa, Russia, and the Middle East, and has conducted countless interviews with his colleagues and rivals of the last thirty years.  The result is the most astute and compelling portrait of the man we --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN : B000N0WTCE
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster (28 November 2006)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2086 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 594 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0743291441
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, super-detailed account of Jackson's life
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