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A Wake Up Call (Hardcover)

Author:  Carl T. Rowan
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0316759805
ISBN-13: 9780316759809
Sku: 209153942
Publish Date: 9/2/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  336
Age Range:  NA
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Warning readers that America's racial and economic disputes are escalating to warlike proportions, a cautionary study cites such symptoms as corporate downsizing, the growth of armed right-wing militia, repealed welfare and affirmative action, and the O. J. Simpson trial. 75,000 first printing. Tour.Warning that America's racial and economic disputes are escalating to warlike proportions, a cautionary study cites such symptoms as corporate downsizing, the growth of armed right-wing militias, repealed welfare and affirmative action legislation, and the O.J. Simpson trial
Columnist Carl T. Rowan foresees increased racial tension in the United States.
Author Bio
Carl T. Rowan
Carl Rowan began and ended as a newspaper journalist--and for 50+ years he worked steadily in print, on radio, and on television as one of America's most insightful commentators on race in America. Rowan went to college on the G.I. Bill, getting a B.A. in mathematics from Oberlin and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He got a job on a newspaper just as the Civil rights movement was about to enter full swing, and authored several books as well as a biography of Jackie Robinson. As a result of his writing, President Kennedy appointed him to a series of posts in his administration. He returned to journalism in the '60s, and hosted his own radio program while writing a syndicated newspaper column. He was a frequent guest on Sunday morning talk shows, and a regular on "Inside Washington." He wrote a biography of Thurgood Marshall and commentaries on current events and policy such as THE COMING RACE WAR IN AMERICA. In his autobiography, BREAKING BARRIERS, he wrote about growing up in a mining town in Tennessee and of being one of the first African American commissioned officers in the Navy. Rowan received numerous honors in his long career.


"The most provocative--and most readable--book on race relations in a generation." - Nina Totenberg

"A great man riveting account of America's retreat into racial conflict." - Myrlie Evers-Williams

"This brilliant journalist has given us a wise course away from seemingly inevitable self-destruction toward a society of justice, mutual respect, and love." - Johnnie L. Cochran

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"In a rousing wake-up call to our nation, the award-winning journalist argues that the growth of right-wing militias and the assault on welfare and affirmative action are signs of a looming race war."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0336
Product attributePublisher:   Little Brown and Company
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