All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw (Paperback)
 
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All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw (Paperback)

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    All God's Dangers won the National Book Award in 1975.

    "There are only a few American autobiographies of surpassing greatness. . . . Now there is another one, Nate Shaw's."--New York Times

    "On a cold January morning in ......more

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All God's Dangers won the National Book Award in 1975.

"There are only a few American autobiographies of surpassing greatness. . . . Now there is another one, Nate Shaw's."--New York Times

"On a cold January morning in 1969, a young white graduate student from Massachusetts, stumbling along the dim trail of a long-defunct radical organization of the 1930s, the Alabama Sharecropper Union, heard that there was a survivor and went looking for him. In a rural settlement 20 miles or so from Tuskegee in east-central Alabama he found him--the man he calls Nate Shaw--a black man, 84 years old, in full possession of every moment of his life and every facet of its meaning. . . . Theodore Rosengarten, the student, had found a black Homer, bursting with his black Odyssey and able to tell it with awesome intellectual power, with passion, with the almost frightening power of memory in a man who could neither read nor write but who sensed that the substance of his own life, and a million other black lives like his, were the very fiber of the nation's history." --H. Jack Geiger, New York Times Book Review

"Extraordinarily rich and compelling . . . possesses the same luminous power we associate with Faulkner." --Robert Coles,Washington Post Book World

"Eloquent and revelatory. . . . This is an anthem to human endurance." --Studs Terkel, New Republic

"The authentic voice of a warm, brave, and decent individual. . . . A pleasure to read. . . . Shaw's observations on the life and people around him, clothed in wonderfully expressive language, are fresh and clear."--H.W. Bragdon, Christian Science Monitor

"Astonishing . . . Nate Shaw was a formidable bearer of memories. . . . Miraculously, this man's wrenching tale sings of life's pleasures: honest work, the rhythm of the seasons, the love of relatives and friends, the stubborn persistence of hope when it should have vanished . . . All God's D...

Author:
Shaw, Nate
Genre:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
575
Language:
English
Publisher:
Univ of Chicago Pr
Publish Date:
04/01/2000
Copyright Year:
20000601
ISBN:
9780226727745
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.5 lb
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