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I read this for a graduate class and so far it is the best book we have read.
I think the book is intended as a springboard to thought by the reader, as he or she explores his or her own life and the lives of others who have influenced us.
He mentions that one might lead such a life by different means but with too much brevity and condesention to sound genuine.
From former civil rights attorney to professor, Derrick Bell provides the basis for ethical living to care for one's own soul. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jeff
If you want to listen to Bell talk about how great he is and all of his accomplishments, this is the book for you. I took very little away from the book. Read morePublished on February 4, 2009 by Amazonian
This book was required reading for first year-law students at my university. I sought inspiration here but there is nothing inspirational about the man or his book. Read morePublished on January 14, 2009 by Whit Roberts
In "Ethical Ambition," influential law professor and New York Times best selling author ("Faces at the Bottom of the Well"), Derrick Bell, addresses a paradox of success, "How can... Read morePublished on July 13, 2008 by Thomas M. Loarie
"Why do lawyers carry their certifications on their car dashboards? So they can park in handicapped spaces---it's proof of moral disability. Read morePublished on December 5, 2007 by B.A. Brittingham
I read this for a graduate class and so far it is the best book we have read. The author writes in an entertaining way and also has many important messages.Published on November 13, 2007 by M. Beck
i read this book feeling jaded about social justice. i finished the book feeling that many of the frustrations i had were put into words by prof. Read morePublished on March 25, 2005 by social thinker in training
The stories within these pages makes my so-called ethical struggles pale in comparison but the message is clear. Read morePublished on August 12, 2003 by G. M. Flach