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Rosa Parks: A Life

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Great Woman of Her Time

    Enjoyable and indepth book about her courage in her time element of equality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    Interesting

    I choose this book for a history book report. I enjoyed this book because of the facts it contained. The book had facts I've never heard of and so much detail about Rosa Parks life. This book many interesting facts. Parks went through a lot but still stood up for her rights.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2000

    A Vivid Portrait of an American Heroine

    Written with an eloquence and grace more often associated with poets than with academic historians, Douglas Brinkley's biography of Rosa Parks (part of the highly-touted Viking 'Penguin Lives' Series) is a moving portrait of an iconic American figure. 'Rosa Parks' relates not only the climactic moment of Ms. Parks' courageous refusal to relinquish her seat on a segregated bus one winter day in Montgomery Alabama, which triggered one of the seminal events of the Civil Rights Movement, it also weaves together a compelling narrative of one woman's path from the struggles of her youth in Tuskegee, Alabama to her post-boycott experiences in Montgomery and Detroit. Brinkley's research for the book is remarkable. He obtained rare interviews with Ms. Parks herself, and presents illuminating new details about her life and the Civil Rights Movement of which she was a part. Brinkley's depiction of Ms. Parks' encounter with Nelson Mandela alone will move even the most jaded of readers. Intended for lay readers while invaluable for scholars, Brinkley's exquisite literary craftsmanship has resulted in a work that will stand as a classic, not only in the fields of African-American and women's history, but among the great works of American history and biography as a whole.

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