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This is a well told story about a little known part of our history.
First of all this book delves into the true history of America's first black senator Blanche K. Bruce and his subsequent marriage to a notorious socialite and snob.
I highly recommend this book as both a good read and an inspirational story.
I didn't like this book but it was a gift for someone who did like it.Published 12 days ago by Alicia S.
Although I appreciate the clarity with which Mr Graham presents the lives of Blanche Bruce and his family, I don't like the misrepresentation of the North. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ria
This book gets three stars for the following reasons...
Lawrence Otis Graham is NOT a likeable man. He is a vain elitist in desperate need of a wake call. Read more
THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD AND INFORMATIVE THAT I HAVE READ IT THREE TIMES. I ORDERED IT AFTER GETTING IT FROM THE LIBRARY FOR MY PERSONAL LIBRARY.Published 11 months ago by PrinceQue
It is so informative! It is a MUST READ for every American regardless of your race or creed. However every African American child should be required to read this bookPublished 13 months ago by D. Brazzle
The book is a descriptive narrative that is educational and fun. It is both entertaining and true. Excellent historical spotlight.Published 13 months ago by adtaylor
I read some of the exerpts and it is a very interesting read. However, this was a gift to someone else and they have read it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Linda C. Lowe
If you like history and want to understand the contribution of African Americans in U.S. history which is not in the history texts this book will add to your understanding. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Denise A. Jones
This was a great read! I learned a lot and I appreciated all of the detail the author included. Unfortunately, not much has changed where racism is concerned. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Karen Darlington