An Unplanned Life: A Memoir

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Product Details

Price
$28.99  $26.96
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.6 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781620977576

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About the Author

Franklin A. Thomas's career spanned many civic roles, from assistant U.S. attorney to president and CEO of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. In 1979, he was named president of the Ford Foundation, where he served until 1996. The author of An Unplanned Life (The New Press), he lived in New York City until his death in 2021.

Reviews

Praise for An Unplanned Life:
"Thomas achieved an historic sociopolitical impact within the Black community, the United States, and on an international level. . . . Thomas's extraordinary life, lived in service to community, equality, and basic human rights, will inspire readers to accept the mantle of bettering society."
--Library Journal (starred review)

"In a memoir that privileges the public over the private, Thomas imparts the political, cultural, and economic milieu from which he emerged and the world he indelibly shaped. . . . A vividly detailed record of significant accomplishments."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Thomas's narrative is written in exacting detail. . . . This portrait of selfless civic duty will encourage readers to think beyond the limits of their ambitions."
--Publishers Weekly