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There's Nothing I Own That I Want
Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, (1974). A memoir, of "life on the bottom, told by a black woman who won't learn to quit" (from the dust jacket cover). Inscribed by the author in April, 1977: "To My Brother Hyman, 'Keep On Keeping On'/ Dare To Struggle! Dare To Win! Dare To Be You! Dare To See Tomorrow, I Do!/ 'Love Is A Circle of Sharing'/ from your sister in the struggle/ Harrisene 'Penny' Jackson." The memoir emerged from an admissions essay submitted to a Dean at the City College of New York, who passed the essay to an editor at The Nation, who published it in May, 1968, from which Jackson received a book offer. Over the next five years, Jackson wrote 600 pages, which were then condensed by an "editor friend," into this book. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a bit of loss to the corners and spine ends and some minor discoloration to the rear panel. [#035094] SOLD

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