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    John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) is known internationally as the author of two novels, Nuni and The Devil Rides Outside, five books and monographs on racism in addition to Black Like Me, a biography of Thomas Merton, three collections of photography, a volume of journals, two historical works on Texas, a musicological study, and The John Howard Reader. Born in Dallas, Texas, and educated in France, he served in the U.S. Air Force in the South Pacific, where an injury he received during a Japanese bombardment eventually resulted in the complete loss of his sight. In the 1950's he converted to Catholicism, married, and raised a family. In 1957, (after ten years of blindness) he miraculously regained his sight.
    In the Deep South of the 1950s, journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross the color line. Using medication that darkened his skin to deep brown, he exchanged his privileged life as a Southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man. His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity-that in this new millennium still has something important to say to every American.

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    ISBN 9780451234216
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
    Format Paperback
    Pages 200
    Publisher Date 2010-10-20 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Signet
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 6.75 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.25 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 50
    Edition Detail Anniversary
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Griffin, John Howard
    Country of Origin United States

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