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A Life on the Run: Seeking and Safeguarding Social Justice

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"The best memoir on Detroit I've ever read!"
This is how a press secretary to two Detroit mayors describes Dr. John Telford's sensational and visionary new book. Former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr calls it "The legendary legacy of a leagendary leader." Tom Watkins, Michigan's former state superintendent of public instruction says, "Some call John Telford wild, a loose cannon, even crazy—but he aims his cannon straight at the perpetrators of the educational genocide of black children."

John Telford has run on many tracks during his tumultuous seventy-three years—not all of them always the right ones. He outran Olympic champions, appeared on television, coached and taught in ghetto schools and in colleges, led school districts, and fought for urban school reform and minority rights. But he also was incarcerated as a teen, was expelled from a Detroit high school for brawling with an administrator, made indiscreet and indiscriminate love with other men's wives and was attacked for his controversial educational and social initiatives.

Dr. Telford pulls no punches telling his often scandalous, sometimes humorous, yet poignant and inspiring life story—which Michigan state senator Hansen Clarke calls "Unadulterated dynamite!" and a former ACLU national legal director calls "A triumphant tale of racing, rebellion, and raw courage." In this blockbuster autobiography, an electrifying educator, athlete, love, and poet bares his soul. Once you start reading it, you won't be able to stop!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780899901497
  • Publisher: Harmonie Park Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Pages: 421
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2011

    Not Recommended - Full of half truths

    What book did you read? He uses "racism" to get attention. The affairs with so many named married woman. Too much personal information. He saids a lot, but it has no substance & lacks reality. He sounds like he is "Superman" & the answer to the world. Maybe you should re-read that book, then wash your hands. A Masterpiece for the study of the mind of Malignant Narcissistic Behavior. The approach to the many subjects lack substance. This is not a fast pace life being told. It is more of an acknowledgement of his accomplishments for the reader to appreiciate his ability to help the many less of black people.

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