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  • Author:
    Dick Gregory,James R. McGraw
  • ISBN:
    0060802367
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060802363
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    Harper & Row; Not Indicated edition (1972)
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    372 pages
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Dick Gregory takes on the specter of "America the Historic Reality," as distinguished from "America the .

Dick Gregory takes on the specter of "America the Historic Reality," as distinguished from "America the Ideal," exemplified by our founding documents. Using the opening example of his own reading of the Declaration of Independence as a school child, Gregory's work stands as a form of moral protest; the shouts of a PATRIOT taking to task his nation for falling short of those documented ideals. Frankly, historian James Loewen covers this ground much better in his "Lies My Teacher Told Me," but that book post-dates Gregory's work by roughly 2 decades, so this can hardly be a fault.

Dick Gregory always made you think and reflect on what was happening then and now. and this book is over fourty . Seriously, I would have never have finished this book (and learned all about American history) if it didn't have Gregory's humor

Dick Gregory always made you think and reflect on what was happening then and now. and this book is over fourty years old and yet it still hits home because it speaks to what is going on now and through out things that schools and people won't talk about. Dick Gregory is a true trailblazer. Seriously, I would have never have finished this book (and learned all about American history) if it didn't have Gregory's humor. Recommended for anyone who wants to learn about history without taking a class or reading something dull. 10 people found this helpful.

Explodes such American myths as free elections, the Mason-Dixon line, free enterprise, Emancipation, and the Puritan Pilgrims. Dick Gregory was born Richard Claxton Gregory in St. Louis, Missouri on October 12, 1932. He attended Southern Illinois University, but left in 1954 to join the Army. In 1956, he moved to Chicago to become a comedian. His big break came in January 1961, when he was asked to fill in for a comedian who had canceled a gig at the flagship Playboy Club in Chicago. His performance earned him a contract for the club. He became one of the first black comedians that could make it big in the white world.

and the Free Frontier. 175. Message to America. 337. Tekijänoikeudet. 1 muita osia ei näytetty. Muita painoksia - Näytä kaikki. No More Lies: The Myth and the Reality of American History Dick Gregory Otenäkymä - 1971. Harper & Row, 1972. Alkuperäisteoksen sijainti. Kalifornian yliopisto.

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No more lies: The myth and the reality of American history, Dick Gregory; James R. McGraw. Published by Harper & Row (1972). ISBN 10: 0060802367 ISBN 13: 9780060802363. First paperback printing. Includes a literacy test, a do-it-yourself acceptance speech, a poll, black and white photo/illustrations and glossary.

No more lies: the myth & the reality of american history. African-American comedian and civil rights activist Richard Claxton Gregory (1932-2017) offers his views on American history and race relations in the United States. Jacket design by Wendell Minor. AS IS! Please see photos. International first class shipping includes a handling charge to cover insurance.

Here Gregory submits homilies about the slave trade, ghetto cops' brutality, etc. - homilies rendered more eloquently elsewhere and . The McCarran Act and the 1968 Civil Rights Act conspiracy provisions are aimed at blacks (not white liberals and radicals too?). - homilies rendered more eloquently elsewhere and often - and then makes overextended humorous thrusts (white Americans prefer to forget Washington's fight for justice, ""would rather talk about little non-violent George, who had guilt feelings about molesting a cherry-tree. The white-versus-black theme leads Gregory to accept as ""beautiful"" the Lindsay-Kerner report.

Richard Claxton Gregory (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017) was an American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, and occasional actor. During the 1960s, Gregory became a pioneer in stand-up comedy for his "no-holds-barred" sets, in which he mocked bigotry and racism. He performed primarily to black audiences at segregated clubs until 1961, when he became the first black comedian to successfully cross over to white audiences, appearing on television and putting out comedy record albums.

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Gregory, Dick (1932-)Dick Gregory brought a unique approach to political activism: he was one of the first African . -. No More Lies: The Myth and the Reality of American History. New York, Harper & Row, 1971.

Gregory, Dick (1932-)Dick Gregory brought a unique approach to political activism: he was one of the first African Americans to use his celebrity to promote a variety of political causes. He has intertwined his political beliefs with his work as an athlete, comedian, author, actor, and nutritionist since the 1950s. Source for information on Gregory, Dick (1932-): St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture dictionary. New York, Stein and Day, 1976.

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Katishi
This was advertised a hardback book and I received a paperback. Not at all pleased. KF
Thofyn
great book by a so called comedian but who makes some great points about American history still valid in this time
Alianyau
Great read
Tygrarad
Dick Gregory always made you think and reflect on what was happening then and now. and this book is over fourty years old and yet it still hits home because it speaks to what is going on now and through out things that schools and people won't talk about. Dick Gregory is a true trailblazer.
Raelin
This is an excellent novel that tells history like it really was. This is probably the first book I read that was educational. Dick Gregory is a black comedian who makes reading fun. Seriously, I would have never have finished this book (and learned all about American history) if it didn't have Gregory's humor. Recommended for anyone who wants to learn about history without taking a class or reading something dull.