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The Education of Booker T. Washington: American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations
Booker T. Washington has long held an ambiguous position in the pantheon of black leadership. Lauded by some in his own lifetime as a black George Washington, he was also derided by others as a Benedict Arnold. In The Education of Booker T. Washington, Michael West offers a major reinterpretation of one of the most complex and controversial figures in American history. Wes ...more
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booker himself was an intersting man, but west apparently likes to hear himself talk because everything was beyond wordy. i also appreciate the attempt to more a bio more read-able by adding imagery and metaphores, but some were confusing and nost took away from the overall point. 3 stars just because booker is the only thing saving west from a low rating.