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Rosa Parks: A Life Paperback – October 25, 2005
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In refreshing contrast to that destructive tendency, this book does an excellent job of peeling back the aura around Rosa Parks and depicting her as the simple, virtuous woman that she is. Brinkley's depiction of her is refreshingly human and honest, and he does a magnificent job of describing her in the simple, straightforward way that so characterizes her.
Also worthy of note is Brinkley's willingness to include so many of Rosa Park's circle of acquaintances in his narrative. From her hard-drinking yet loyal husband to people who have met her only briefly, he touches on their influences on her life, their reaction to her, and what they all mean within the greater scope of her place in our history and society.
Regrettably, whites - with a few notable exceptions - are seen as oppressive, racist boors with a permanent vendetta. Even at that time, that was not true.
Overall, this book is an excellent, enjoyable, and enlightening read - and one that does refreshing justice to the woman and warrior that Rosa Parks is.<P...
And what a woman! What a story! I had no idea of what all went on and this book did a great compilation of facts of not only Parks' own history, but of the times and people that went on during those early years. I must say that times were fraught with tension and fear, but Rosa never let it stop her from living her life as she saw fit to live. After reading this biography, she is definitely now one of my favorite heroes of all time. This woman has the courage that not even a lot of men had. She is inspirational even now because she stood her ground because of her moral convictions that it was time to stop all the injustice and craziness that was going on simply because of one's skin color.Read more ›
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What a courageous lady. I loved her humility and persistence to make a better life for African Americans in America. I appreciated all the history that Mr. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Karen E. Muench
Fast shipping; needed this for school; great price. thanks!Published 21 months ago by MarketPlace Shopper
Excellent biography of a remarkable woman. I have read several of Douglas Brinkley's books and he is an excellent historian.Published on December 9, 2013 by David Green
It is what she wanted. so I bought it for her and she loved getting it. I don't need to tell you this so quit asking for a narrative of why I buy things.Published on May 9, 2013 by William C. Schieffer
I read a edition of the Penguin Lives on Rosa Parks, and I think it sheds light on the life of Rosa Parks. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Kevin M Quigg
This book was very informational and very detailed. I loved learning about each part of Rosa Parks life. Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by Belinda Pedersen