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Mayor For Life : the Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr. / Marion Barry, Jr. and Omar Tyree.

Author/creator Barry, Marion, 1936-2014 author.
Other author/creatorTyree, Omar author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Strebor books hard cover edition.
Publication Info New York : Strebor Books, 2014.
Copyright Notice ©2014
Description324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Abstract Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world. Known nationally as the disgraced mayor caught on camera smoking crack cocaine in a downtown hotel room with a mistress, Marion Barry Jr. has led a controversial career. This provocative, captivating narrative follows the Civil Rights activist, going back to his Mississippi roots, his Memphis upbringing, and his academic school days, up through his college years and move to Washington, DC, where he became actively involved in Civil Rights, community activism, and bold politics. In Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, Jr. tells all--including the story of his campaigns for mayor of Washington, his ultimate rise to power, his personal struggles and downfalls, and the night of embarrassment, followed by his term in federal prison and ultimately a victorious fourth term as mayor. From the man who, despite the setbacks, boldly served the community of Washington, DC. This is his full story of courage, empowerment, hope, tragedy, triumph, and inspiration.
LCCN 2013933645
ISBN9781593095055 (hardback)
ISBN1593095058 (hardback)

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Joyner TRC Ronnie Barnes Collection F201.3.B37 A3 2014 ✔ Available Place Hold

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