Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir

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From the civil rights revolution to the halls of power, the best-selling life story of a truly larger-than-life figure, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

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Great read. Follows the amazing American success story of the career of Vernon Jordan, from his family influences as a black child of the south, to driving a white Atlanta banker around as a summer ... Read full review


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Many will remember Jordan as a close friend of former president Bill Clinton who tried to help intern Monica Lewinsky get a job after she left the White House. Few will note that he was the Georgia ... Read full review


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Annette Gordon-Reed grew up in east Texas. She majored in History at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1981, and then attended Harvard Law School. Gordon-Reed worked as an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel and was Counsel to the New York City Board of Corrections before becoming a professor of law at New York Law School in 1992. Gordon-Reed wrote the book Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy after first becoming interested in the president as a child. She co-authored Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir and wrote Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History. Gordon-Reed is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Hemingses of Monticello.

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