By George Dawson, Richard Glaubman
During this impressive booklet, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who discovered to learn at age ninety eight, displays on his existence and gives helpful classes in residing in addition to a clean, firsthand view of the US in the course of the 20th century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's impossible to resist voice and look at of the realm, providing insights into humanity, background, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in historical past, George Dawson's description and overview of the final century evokes readers with the message that-through it all-has sustained him: "Life is so strong. I do think it's getting better."
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Easy. Somebody in that same army decides he wants to be the boss. You read between the lines, you can see it clear. ” “Lymon? No. He doesn’t have it in him to even think about taking over from me. He’s the kind of man who’s got to be with someone stronger. That’s why he’s always been with me. And that’s why he’s talking to the Irish guys, too. ” “But why would they trust someone like him? ” “—do the same to them? He would. And they have to know it. Once a man betrays his own, no one else can ever trust him again.
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Life Is So Good by George Dawson, Richard Glaubman