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"This is much more than an autobiography, although it is one of the best I have ever read. It is a history of our times. Bill Coleman has provided us with one more act of public service in this fascinating and wide-ranging memoir."—David Rockefeller, former chairman, Council on Foreign Relations, and CEO, Chase Manhattan Bank
"This must-read book is written by a truly great American who has demonstrated great love of our country. Anchored by the fundamentals of hard work, excellence, sacrifice, and purpose, Bill Coleman has written an excellent tutorial for those interested in the legal profession and public service."—Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., former president and CEO, National Urban League
"Bill Coleman's recollections of conversations and dealings with notable personalities— presidents, Supreme Court justices, cabinet officers, and business and community leaders—not only make his commentary a fascinating read but, importantly, a must-read for all Americans to understand more clearly the fundamental principles that make our nation 'a more perfect union."—Carla A. Hills, former U.S. secretary of housing and urban development
"Generations of Americans will be indebted to Secretary Coleman. His remarkable story is beautifully set forth in this thoughtful and compelling book. His fierce intellect, diligence, and uncommon integrity have been brought to bear on scores of challenging and pivotal issues spanning nearly a century."—Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
"William Coleman belongs to the diminishing breed of distinguished citizen-statesmen who never sought the limelight, but whose brilliant intellect brought him to the pinnacle of success in the legal field, whose passion for justice drove his commitment to civil rights, and whose sense of obligation to serve his country led him to the highest echelons of government. His engaging memoir sums up his exceptional life with the insight and wisdom which have defined it."—Henry Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state
William T. Coleman Jr. is currently a senior partner and the senior counselor in the Washington office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, one of the world's foremost law firms. He joined the firm after serving as U.S. secretary of transportation during the Ford administration.
Donald T. Bliss has served as a U.S. ambassador, in senior positions at the U.S. departments of transportation and health, education, and welfare, and as a partner of O'Melveny & Myers LLP.
Stephen G. Breyer is an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
William T. Coleman is a great American who clearly braved many trails for African Americans. He served his county in many distinguished position starting as the first black law... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Ellen Connally
It was a pleasant surprise when I found this book on Amazon. I remembered when William T. Coleman became our nation's fourth secretary of transportation in the Ford administration,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by NW reader