Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir
As a young college student in Atlanta, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. had a summer job driving a white banker around town. During the man’s post-luncheon siestas, Jordan passed the time reading books, a fact that astounded his boss. “Vernon can read!” the man exclaimed to his relatives. Nearly fifty years later, Vernon Jordan, now a senior executive at Lazard Freres, long-time civil rights leader, adviser and close friend to presidents and business leaders and one of the most charismatic figures in America, has written an unforgettable book about his life and times.
The story of Vernon Jordan’s life encompasses the sweeping struggles, changes, and dangers of African-American life in the civil rights revolution of the second half of the twentieth century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JRexV - LibraryThing
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
VERNON CAN READ 6KUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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