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“A remarkable study . . . . Mr. Lewis so vividly evokes the environments that shaped Du Bois that one almost participates in the life.” ―Waldo E. Martin, Jr., The New York Times Book Review
“An engrossing masterpiece . . . . A dazzling feat of scholarship performed with Lewis's customary grace of style.” ―Nell Irvin Painter, The Washington Post Book World
“To say that Lewis's is the finest biography of Du Bois ever written hardly does justice to his performance. Until the publication of this superb new book, Du Bois's life had never received the treatment it deserves.” ―Eric Foner, The Nation
“A marvel of scholarship and discernement. David Levering Lewis's remarkable, stunningly detailed book reshapes our understanding of Du Bois at so many points as to instantly become the standard biography.” ―Martin Bauml Duberman
David Levering Lewis is the Martin Luther King Jr., chair in the history at Rutgers University. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Woodrow Wilson International Center, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Humanities Center, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Educated at Fisk and Columbia Universities and the London School of Economics and Political Science, Professor Lewis is the author of several acclaimed books, including King: A Biography, When Harlem Was in Vogue, The Race to Fashoda. He and his wife live in Manhattan.
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While writing my book, A Journey Into The Mind of a Black Woman, A Journey Into The Mind of a Black Woman: In Search Of Black Men Who Live With Purpose I read this 2-volume... Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by Sonya Lavette Bell
This book gave me a lot of information that changed my opinion on public policy. It was written to do more than just discuss DuBois' life. Read morePublished on September 13, 2012 by Top39
"This is already the classic work from the life of the firebrand revolutionary, writer, scholar and political activist Du Bois who helped create the NAACP and who traveled in a Jim... Read morePublished on March 10, 2010 by BookManBookWoman TV REVIEWS
Sociologist, economist, historian, feminist, propogandist...W.E.B. Du Bois was a man of breathtakingly stellar intellect. Read morePublished on June 2, 2009 by Franklin the Mouse
I found this book moved very slow, I had to keep stopping in reading it for a few days, just because I found I would lose intrest.
It took me forever to read this biography--of a race--but I was determined to do just that. Du Bois was a person of great influence and his choices I will leave for you to decide. Read morePublished on January 11, 2009 by Walker