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Northern Reader has commented on (2) products.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Northern Reader, January 31, 2013

Author, Jon Meacham's biography of Thomas Jefferson gives fine insight into the author of the American Declaration of Independence
and his ascent to the higher levels of power and ultimately to become the third President.

Jefferson, while often seen retrospectively as a more solitary person, early on, developed skills in social networking
and gradually built powerful political coalitions on those friendships.

I enjoyed reading this biography and it contributed much to my understanding of Jefferson, the man and the consummate politician.
It gave me, the reader, clues about the political genius of Jefferson.
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Northern Reader, January 1, 2012

For me this book was a personal journey in understanding the paths taken by the grandparents of biracial children in my family.
Although I had grown up in times of segregated water fountains and restrooms, the three life stores detailed by author Wilkerson revealed
the awful nightmares faced everyday by the three families in "The Warmth of Other Suns.' At the same time, their courage and fortitude as they migrated with hope
to a new life in New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles carried a message of resilience needed today more than ever.
This book is the finest narrative non-fiction and timeless.
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