Deal of the Week: A Boy From Georgia

Each week, we will feature one or more of our titles for a special sale (50% off the list price) for one week only. The sale will run from Monday-Monday and be available exclusively on our website. Remember, web orders over $25 qualify for free shipping. (US-only, USPS media mail.)


Our deal of the week is A Boy From Georgia: Coming of Age in the Segregated South by Hamilton Jordan, a memoir by one of our great political strategists. This book chronicles Jordan’s childhood in Albany, Georgia, charting his moral and intellectual development as he gradually discovers the complicated legacies of racism, religious intolerance, and southern politics, and affords his readers an intimate view of the state’s wheelers and dealers. Jordan eventually went on to become a key aide to Jimmy Carter and was the architect of his stunning victory in the presidential campaign of 1976, and he served as Carter’s chief of staff in the White House.

From today (March 20, 2017) through next Monday (March 27, 2017), receive 50% off the $32.95 cloth edition (978-0-8203-4889-6) by entering promo code 08BFGA17 in your shopping cart.

Hamilton Jordan was a whip-smart advisor, a great writer, and someone with whom I shared a warm and candid friendship. He witnessed the formation of the civil rights agenda in real time and made it a personal mission to break down racial barriers in hiring staff in the governor’s office and the White House. Hamilton’s reflections on his southern heritage are honest, witty, and as important now as ever before.”

—DR. ANDREW YOUNG, former Georgia congressman and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

“This is a delightful and inspiring coming-of-age story brimming with funny anecdotes, family mysteries, and political intrigue, but it is much more than one raconteur’s personal report of how the scales fell from his eyes. Through Hamilton’s stories of his maturation, it is possible, finally, to trace the evolution of a species—the white, southern male—from the muck of Jim Crowism to the embrace of the progressive spirit that is the South’s salvation.”

—HANK KLIBANOFF, coauthor of The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation

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