Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bonus Book Pick: AFRICAN AMERICAN ALMANAC: 400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence' By Lean'tin Bracks

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Book Details:

From George Washington Carver to Joycelyn Elders, from Ray Charles to Kanye West, from Frederick Douglass to President Obama, African American Almanac puts detailed profiles of more than 750 influential personalities at your fingertips.

The most complete single-volume reference of its kind, this book features brief, breezy biographies of key figures in politics, business, the arts, entertainment, sports, science, medicine, the military and more.

In addition to over 400 photographs, you’ll find eye-opening historical essays on civil rights, religion, literature and many other topics, uncovering little-known facts and correcting common misconceptions.

It’s all organized by subject matter to make it easy to find what you’re looking for.

Overview Via Barnes & Noble:

The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America.

A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies—including more than 750 influential figures—little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations.

Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and advances in science and medicine, this reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture.