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The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America

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2016 NAACP Image Award Nominee, Essence Top 10 books of 2015, African American Literary Show Inc. 2015 Best Non Fiction Award In The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan gives readers a compelling and personal behind-the-scenes look at race relations in contemporary America from the epicenter of American power and policy making the White House, her beat ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 15th 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published February 2nd 2015)
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Kalen
I don't give star ratings to books my company publishes but I will say that this is an important, thoughtful book--one every American should read.
Barbara
Feb 26, 2015 Barbara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I saw Ms Ryan on a news program speaking about her book. She seemed articulate, interesting and just plain nice. She piqued my interest in her book. Unfortunatley all of these attributes did not translate well to the written page. I found it to be very dry and more of a memoir of her time as a correspondent working in a non-inclusive white man's club. I was not looking for a juicy tell- all, which I can happily report it was not. I feel she was more enamored with the person of the presidency ...more
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Mar 09, 2016 Rebekkila rated it liked it
I was happy with the way the book was written. She seemed very unbiased about her reporting of how the last three presidents have handled the issue of race in America. I did find theclosing to be odd and controversial. I wonder if she is planning another book.
Val
Mar 04, 2016 Val rated it it was ok
Mediocre at best. Redundant at times, and it was a very "on the surface" view of each administration. I couldn't finish the book, I felt like I wasn't reading anything I didn't already know. Her analyses wasn't thoughtful or complex enough.
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