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ISBN13: 9780141001685
ISBN10: 0141001682
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In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in history, George Dawson's description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that-through it all-has sustained him: "Life is so good. I do believe it's getting better."

Review:

"A remarkable autobiography....The feel-good story of the year." The Christian Science Monitor

Review:

"Dawson has become a literary hero, a testament to the power of perseverance." USA Today

Synopsis:

What makes a happy person, a happy life? Dawson, who learned how to read when he was 98, tells how as he describes his own remarkable odyssey across the span of the 20th century.

Synopsis:

In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in history, George Dawson's description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that-through it all-has sustained him: "Life is so good. I do believe it's getting better."

About the Author

George Dawson lives in Dallas, Texas.

Richard Glaubman is an elementary school teacher. He lives outside Seattle, Washington.

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kjoy, June 26, 2012 (view all comments by kjoy)
I have never read a book which illustrated so clearly that it's not our circumstances, but our attitudes, that matter in life. George Dawson remains inspirational even after his death, and his story is especially appropriate for young people.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141001685
Author:
George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Glaubman, Richard
Author:
Dawson, George
Location:
New York
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Centenarians
Subject:
Marshall
Subject:
African American aged
Subject:
Older African Americans
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Dawson, George
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1417799
Series Volume:
no. 12
Publication Date:
20010601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.84x5.66x.65 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Penguin (Non-Classics) - English 9780141001685 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A remarkable autobiography....The feel-good story of the year."
"Review" by , "Dawson has become a literary hero, a testament to the power of perseverance."
"Synopsis" by , What makes a happy person, a happy life? Dawson, who learned how to read when he was 98, tells how as he describes his own remarkable odyssey across the span of the 20th century.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in history, George Dawson's description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that-through it all-has sustained him: "Life is so good. I do believe it's getting better."
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