Any recommendations for good books to read?

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Minyan Man
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Re: Any recommendations for good books to read?

Post by Minyan Man » 21 May 2020, 09:14

I just remembered a book I read in the late '60's titled: Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown
For a kid that grew up in a predominantly white middle class town of less than 50,000 people, this was eye opening at the time.
The Author describes coming of age in the ghettos in New York at that time. I may revisit it again.

Thanks to everyone who replied. You gave me a lot of very good choices.

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Re: Any recommendations for good books to read?

Post by Minyan Man » 22 May 2020, 07:52

Just to clarify, it was the 1960's not the 1860's.

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Re: Any recommendations for good books to read?

Post by nibbler » 22 May 2020, 08:16

:P
None of the things one frets about ever happen. Something one's never thought of does.
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Re: Any recommendations for good books to read?

Post by Heber13 » 22 May 2020, 08:47

Minyan Man wrote:
22 May 2020, 07:52
Just to clarify, it was the 1960's not the 1860's.
Phew. I was thinking you were referring to AD 60's. :lol:
Luke: "Why didn't you tell me? You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father."
Obi-Wan: "Your father... was seduced by the dark side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So what I told you was true... from a certain point of view."
Luke: "A certain point of view?"
Obi-Wan: "Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to...depend greatly on our point of view."

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