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George Washington Carver: In His Own Words

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A black man praised by white America-George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an anomaly in his own time.  Now available in paperback, this choice selection of Carver's writings reveals the human side of the famous black scientist, as well as the forces that shaped his creative genius. ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 1991 by University of Missouri (first published January 1987)
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Lynette
May 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This was interesting and I am glad I included it on my George Washington Carver reading list. But as mostly a collections of letters and personal writings not meant for publication it is a slow read. One of those things you pick up and put down a lot.
Anson Cassel Mills
May 25, 2019 rated it liked it
A good introduction to Carver, who was a man of charm and impracticality, intensity and feminine tenderness, humility and immense ego, and who was simultaneously devoted to Christian orthodoxy and an idiosyncratic strain of nature mysticism. Kremer’s introduction is nicely written and strikes a proper balance between hero-worship and debunking. Despite the black scientist's unusual combination of personality traits, his virtues and faults remained largely constant throughout his career, so some ...more
Aaron Ash
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
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I admire Mr. Carver. As great Missourians go, he is way up there. The book provided a good overview and some interesting details of his life.

Sadly, though, I just did not enjoy his writing. Even as the editor provided context, the letters often seemed too personal and rarely informative.
April
Dec 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read but painted a different view of George Washington Carver than what historians say -- he was good at painting himself in a very "humble" light, overall it was interesting to learn about him! ...more
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