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American Story

American Story - 00 edition

American Story - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780385720281

ISBN10: 0385720289

American Story by Debra J. Dickerson - ISBN 9780385720281
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 2000
International: No
American Story by Debra J. Dickerson - ISBN 9780385720281

ISBN13: 9780385720281

ISBN10: 0385720289

Edition: 00

Summary

A profoundly courageous and insightful memoir, An American Story documents the events that have shaped journalist Debra Dickerson's conscience.

The daughter of former sharecroppers, Dickerson never imagined she would emerge from her squalid St. Louis neighborhood to become an acclaimed journalist with a Harvard Law degree. A constant reader and a straight-A student, nevertheless Dickerson's lack of confidence kept her from accepting the many colleges offers she received. Instead she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, quickly rising through the ranks. In spite of her success, she recognized within herself deep-seated conflict at being a working class black woman living in a white man's world. Her path to self-acceptance is at the heart of this refreshing narrative.