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A truly great book,which did much to rehabilitate Robeson's reputation. Beautifully written, gripping, it answered so many questions about the `man with a thousand pockets'.... Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. D. D
Duberman gives an insightful portrayal of a life marked by racism and the struggle against it, an understanding depiction of a magnetic man's sex life, and a nuanced and informed... Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by P. Drucker
This volume was also purchased as a Christmas gift for a colleague. I have had my copy since it was first published, when I was still a student of Dr. Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by Patricia M. Bugland
This is a monumental work of biography. It's like following Paul Robeson day-by-day through his entire life. The scholarship here is unsurpassed.Published on May 10, 2013 by Paul Marx
This book is the most complete accounting of a person passionate about whatever he does. I am eighty years old and my family had occasion to interact personally with Paul Robeson... Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Diane Gregory
Martin Duberman's biography of Paul Robeson is richly detailed, researched with extraordinary attention to accuracy, and contains enough deeply insightful interpretations of... Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by not a natural
Historian Martin Duberman's biography of Paul Robeson is an outstanding example of narrative scholarship. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by J. Bruce Dudley
My fault for starting off with too many great expectrations which gradually were diminished. Sad that this man was born too soon but also sad that with all his huge talents, he... Read morePublished on December 31, 2011 by george sand
Paul Robeson was a star on so many levels; it's hard to quantify his past triumphs in our present day world. Read morePublished on July 12, 2009 by Dextra L. Suggs