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A CHOICE OF WEAPONS by  Gordon Parks - First Edition - 1966 - from johnson rare books & archives (SKU: 74516)

A CHOICE OF WEAPONS

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A CHOICE OF WEAPONS

by Parks, Gordon

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New York: Harper & Row, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Parks (1912-2006), the groundbreaking photographer, writer, composer, activist, and filmmaker, was 16 in 1928 when he moved from Kansas to St. Paul, Minnesota, after his mother's death. There, homeless and hungry, he began his fight to survive. This autobiography tells how Parks managed to escape the poverty and bigotry around him and to launch his distinguished career by choosing the weapons given him by "a mother who placed love, dignity, and hard work over hatred." Parks would become the first African American to work at Life magazine and the first to write, direct, and score a Hollywood film. Reflecting on his life, he told an interviewer in 1999, "I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera." Octavo: 274 p. Original orange cloth binding, with black titles. Small piece of tape to the front flyleaf. The dust jacket is a trifle edgeworn, with some light sun fading along the spine; otherwise very good.

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Mr. Parks gives us insight into his life as person and as a photographer. Its been a pretty interesting read so far. I'm still reading .

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Bookseller
johnson rare books & archives US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
74516
Title
A CHOICE OF WEAPONS
Author
Parks, Gordon
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Jacket condition
Very good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1966
Keywords
African Americana, Black Americans, Ethnic Studies, Racism, Autobiography

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