“For educational pedagogy, for philanthropical courage, for inspiration and motivation on how to be the best person, read this book. Washington overcame enormous odds with intense ambition; he wanted to do his "level best" everyday.
I found his story to be the real thing, the real item in...get this...motivational literature. Of all the self-help books published today, Washington's autobiography reads realistic and true for courage, solid advice, and practical solutions.
Washington takes the large view to the race problems of his day. He is more concerned with building better human beings, male and female, regardless of race. His strategies with his students involved enforcing basic health care, instilling focused, daily discipline habits, providing vocational and academic training, and always presenting an overreaching concern for helping others achieve their highest potential. THAT is the good life.
“Find my review here: http://www.wcfcourier.com/blogs/books/?p=93”Amie S wrote this review Friday, February 6, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Booker T. Washington's autobiography wonderfully illustrates just how intelligent he was. I was struck by just how relevant his thoughts about how the world should work still are today. This was an excellent read. ”Amanda L wrote this review Wednesday, February 4, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is an amazing autobiography about an African-American slave who grew up on a plantation but wanted to do more with his life. He worked with the little that he had and was determined to get an education. Despite all of the hard things he has been though he remains fairly optimistic. I thought this was a wonderful story that takes you back in time and I found it really enjoyable to read.”J-Anne wrote this review Tuesday, October 21, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was very surprised that I liked this book. I really gained a lot of respect for Booker T. Washington by reading his book.”Jess wrote this review Saturday, June 21, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am only just getting started with it, but it is pretty good so far.”Hollywood Rachel 101 :) wrote this review Thursday, April 17, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Booker's courage and determination in becoming educated are inspirational. Then, he established a path for others to be educated as well and changed the lives of millions of people.”Tracy wrote this review Sunday, March 16, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was an interesting book almost a time capsule. His thoughts and viewpoints seem very foreign to modern day times. It gave me a good insight into the struggle of new freed African-Americans.”Uhura3 wrote this review Wednesday, December 12, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No