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This is the gritty story of one man's lifelong education in the school of hard knocks, as his 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.
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About the Author
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and the author of The Quest for Cosmic Justice, The Vision of the Anointed, Ethnic America, and several other books. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, and Fortune, and are syndicated in 150 newspapers. He lives in Stanford, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Before I read 'Personal Odyssey', I had read many of Sowell's works, including 'Knowledge and Decisions'. However, reading his autobiography connected all of the dots. Not only was the book a fascinating read about the life of an intellectual, but additionally I gained a better understanding of why Sowell's mind works the way it does. The reader will note the many experiences in Sowell's life that led him to realize much of the way the world works, with all of its its backward notions, is due to the fallacies spewed by the left and others. So, I encourage any fan of Sowell to read his life, or, for that matter, any liberal who thinks that much of the minority state can be attributed to the 'injustice' of 'society' or 'whites'. Sowell is the perfect example of a person who thought for himself and actually checked the facts before buying into the victimhood hype.
This is a page turning look at a remarkable man.