This is the gritty story of Thomas Sowell's life-long education in the school of hard knocks, as the journey took him from Harlem to the Marines, the Ivy League, and a career as a controversial writer, teacher, and economist in government and private industry. It is also the story of the dramatically changing times in which this personal odyssey ...
This is the gritty story of Thomas Sowell's life-long education in the school of hard knocks, as the journey took him from Harlem to the Marines, the Ivy League, and a career as a controversial writer, teacher, and economist in government and private industry. It is also the story of the dramatically changing times in which this personal odyssey took place. Photos throughout.
Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cd-om or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
8vo. VG+/VG+. glossy white DJ spine with navy uppercase title, extends past mid-spine, characters thinly underlined and followed by relatively tiny copper author and copper tipped end with navy logo. half-illustrated jacket front beneath enlarged titling. navy blue HB spine with stamped copper titling joined to fiber flecked tan boards. ivory textblock clear and excellent. 308 pp. ISBN# 0684864649. Rockville.
Dr. Thomas Sowell, a black born in the South at the start of the Great Depression, is now a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His life story, A Personal Odyssey, should be required reading for every high school student, for it depicts not only his life's struggle but also his brilliancy in offering solutions to many problems facing the world and America today: racism, poverty, education. As a preeminent economist, he does not answer the question "should this policy be implemented?", but rather "if this policy is implemented, will it have the effects you intend?". He has grasped a little known truth: If you correctly identily the problem, you will then be able to solve it. After this get his Basic Economics, a book for the lay person that takes the mystery out of economics -- no charts or graphs, an easy read.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.