A tribute to a great american
Too often the reviews of biographies and history books end up reviewing the actual person or subject rather than the book. barbara jordan was a great, great woman. there's no doubt about that. of all history's politicans, religious leaders, civil rights advocates, political figures and intellectuals, she is the one person who truly shows us all how we should handle the issue of race in this country. this book honored her. it was truly a great read. descriptive, informative and thought provoking. whenever i ask someone about barbara jordan, they always respond with something like, "wow, have you ever heard her speak?" i was born too late to hear her more popular speeches. but, the author's effective use of excerpts from jordan's speeches makes me feel like i was right there watching her. this well researched book gave me a deeper understanding of the events of the nixon impeachment process, the carter administration, politics in itself and the plight of both african americans and women in government. i really enjoyed this book and i highly recommend it.