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By Arnold H. Lubasch

Paul Robeson used to be a towering determine in American tradition, conquering many disparate venues—from soccer to movie and legislation to Shakespeare. a unprecedented athlete-scholar-actor-singer, Robeson additionally turned a crusader for human rights. And although he used to be widespread by way of many, his arguable help of the Soviet Union throughout the chilly struggle and the period of McCarthyism ended in ostracism and his declining health.

In Robeson: An American Ballad, Arnold H. Lubasch chronicles the striking lifetime of this twentieth century unique. during this concise and readable account, Lubasch—a New York Times veteran for nearly forty years—reports on Robeson’s existence tale extra properly and obviously than any past books approximately him. as well as detailing the highs and lows of Robeson’s existence and profession, Lubasch bargains a number of own anecdotes approximately this American icon, and comprises observation at the 100th-anniversary get together of Robeson’s birth.

This attractive paintings may be of curiosity to nearly everyone—but specially to students and scholars of U.S. and African-American heritage and culture.

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