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Toledo, OH, USA
These short stories, essays and editorials capture the life of Milton O. McGinty, an African-American writer and retired businessman who was born in Missouri in 1927. McGinty spent most of his childhood in Iowa before moving to Kansas as a teenager. He served in the U.S. Army after World War II and then went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and his master's degree in psychology from American University. He worked as an editor at the Central Intelligence Agency for sixteen years before striking out on his own to become successful in real estate. These stories give readers a glimpse into an extraordinary life: one that experienced racism at its most acute and yet lived to see a black man elected president; one that saw barriers at every turn and yet ignored them and pushed forward anyway; one that loved deeply and hurt deeply and strived to be seen and understood. Compelling for both their perspective on our country's history and McGinty's gift for storytelling, these stories and essays take readers on a journey from the Midwest in the first half of the 1900s, to the latter part of the century in Washington, DC. Heartfelt, passionate and honest, "I Wanted You to Know" reminds us all of the unique landscape of the human experience.
- PID: 16143694909
- ISBN-13: 9781481181822
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date Published: 2013-01-10
- Seller: Discover Books
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.