W.E.B. Dubois : Biography of a Race, 1868–1919 by David Levering Lewis
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois - the premier architect of the civil rights movement in America - was a towering and controversial personality, a fiercely proud individual blessed with the language of the poet and the impatience of the agitator. This monumental biography - eight years in the research and writing - treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career: a crucial fifty-year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed forever the way Americans think about themselves.
The 787th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (Pulitzer Prize)