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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
 
 

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother [Kindle Edition]

James McBride
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Order this book ... and please don't be put off by its pallid subtitle, A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, which doesn't begin to do justice to the utterly unique and moving story contained within. The Color of Water tells the remarkable story of Ruth McBride Jordan, the two good men she married, and the 12 good children she raised. Jordan, born Rachel Shilsky, a Polish Jew, immigrated to America soon after birth; as an adult she moved to New York City, leaving her family and faith behind in Virginia. Jordan met and married a black man, making her isolation even more profound. The book is a success story, a testament to one woman's true heart, solid values and indomitable will. Ruth Jordan battled not only racism but also poverty to raise her children and, despite being sorely tested, never wavered. In telling her story--along with her son's--The Color of Water addresses racial identity with compassion, insight and realism. It is, in a word, inspiring, and you will finish it with unalloyed admiration for a flawed but remarkable individual. And, perhaps, a little more faith in us all.

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Order this book ... and please don't be put off by its pallid subtitle, A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, which doesn't begin to do justice to the utterly unique and moving story contained within. The Color of Water tells the remarkable story of Ruth McBride Jordan, the two good men she married, and the 12 good children she raised. Jordan, born Rachel Shilsky, a Polish Jew, immigrated to America soon after birth; as an adult she moved to New York City, leaving her family and faith behind in Virginia. Jordan met and married a black man, making her isolation even more profound. The book is a success story, a testament to one woman's true heart, solid values and indomitable will. Ruth Jordan battled not only racism but also poverty to raise her children and, despite being sorely tested, never wavered. In telling her story--along with her son's--The Color of Water addresses racial identity with compassion, insight and realism. It is, in a word, inspiring, and you will finish it with unalloyed admiration for a flawed but remarkable individual. And, perhaps, a little more faith in us all.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 343 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 248 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0747538328
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Paperbacks; Auflage: New edition (1. März 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B0077RMRPU
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.4 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (295 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #62.952 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen A great tribute 25. Februar 2005
Format:Taschenbuch
When I first picked up "The Color of Water", I never thought it would be such a moving story. In fact it is one of the most gripping and inspirational books I have read. I adore it. I read it over two years ago and still remember its first impact. The book is a combination of two profound stories coming from a white mother and her black son. It is actually about an Orthodox Jewish girl who emigrated from Poland with her family to Virginia and escapes the life she had ever known to New York, where she ended up marrying a black man and living in the black community. In all, she raises her twelve children from her two marriages and despite the odds against her and children successfully managed her family into a success story. Flawed but genuine, strong and committed she served as an inspiration for people in imperfect circumstances.
The author's voice is strong, captivating and authentic. His intelligent mind served as a perfect repertoire to make this book the compelling read that it is today. I read it again when I had finished, so as to get the complete feel of the book . This story is sweet, intimate and more. It can make you cry and still be strong. I strongly recommend this beautiful work.
Also recommended: DISCIPLES OF FORTUNE, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, EFURU
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Great Book - A Wonderful Experience! 22. Januar 2000
Format:Taschenbuch
"The Color of Water" by James McBride is a beautifully written and memorable tribute by a black man to his white Jewish mother. I was so touched by the story of Ruth McBride Jordan and her 12 black children. Ruth, born Rachel Shilsky, is the daughter of a failed Orthodox rabbi and his handicapped wife,growing up in the South. She was abused by her father and was deserted by her family when she fled to Harlem and married a black man. As a widow she raised her 12 children by herself. There was very little money and hard times. However, she always instilled in her family her strong faith in God and her powerful belief in the value of a good education. She guided them through college and graduate school to become professional and successful adults.James McBride is such a gifted writer and the story just flows. I especially enjoyed the format of the book (each chapter switching back and forth from the life of the mother to the life of the son). I am so thankful to the author for sharing his wonderful story and for introduing his fascinating mother who said it all when she told him that God is "The Color of Water". I recommend you read this book....You won't be disappointed..It's the BEST!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A TRIBUTE TO MOM... 16. März 2005
Von Lawyeraau
Format:Taschenbuch
This book is, indeed, a tribute to the author's mother. In it, the author, a man whose mother was white and his father black, tells two stories: that of his mother and his own. Tautly written in spare, clear prose, it is a wonderful story of a bi-racial family who succeeded and achieved the American dream, despite the societal obstacles placed in its way.
The author's mother was a Polish Orthodox Jew who migrated to America at the age of two with her family during the early nineteen twenties. They ultimately settled down in Virginia, where she led an isolated and lonely life; shunned by whites because she was Jewish and shunned by blacks because she was white. She was raised in a predominantly black neighborhood, where her father, a despicable and harsh man who brutalized his handicapped wife, ran a local grocery store, where he priced gouged his black clientele.
She left home and moved to New York when she was nineteen and never looked back. She met and married the author's father, a black man, when mixed race marriages were still frowned upon by both whites and blacks. Still, she always felt more comfortable around blacks than around whites. When he died sixteen years later, she married another black man who nurtured her eight children by the author's father and proceeded to give her four more children.
The author tells of his childhood, of his family, and of the issue of race that ultimately colored his life while growing up in predominantly black neighborhoods, where his mother stood out like a sore thumb because of the color of her skin. It was always an issue his mother avoided discussing with him, as for her it was not an issue. It was not until the author wrote this book that his mother discussed the issue of race within the context of her own life.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen MOVING AND POIGNANT 4. Juli 2000
Format:Taschenbuch
This novel is truly inspirational on a number of different levels. The authors first hand experience concerning the identity crisis that sometimes befalls children of mixed heritage was truly amazing. Although a story about race, this novel showcases an incredible and exceptional woman.
I had seen this novel in bookstores several times however never purchased it due to my own issues surrounding the marriage of black men to white women. Of course, that is my issue, not the authors. However, after recently purchasing and reading the novel, I truly wished that I had read it much earlier.
This story is really about a tribute to a mother who has the strength, wisdom and love necessary in raising 12 successful children. The fact that this woman, who for all practical purposes by today's standards grew up in a dysfunctional family, could give to her children that which she did not receive as a child, i.e,love, wisdom, education, purpose, direction, hope, etc was awe inspiring.
The story is also about the struggles of racial identity and how the author dealt with those issues while growing up. The authors personal and intimate revelations concerning how he really felt living in the precarious world of white vs. black took a lot of courage and guts. It is probably not easy to admit to yourself and then to your mother that you were ashamed of her because the color of her skin. That was pretty powerful. The authors candor and honesty made this novel an exceptional read and one that pulled at the heart strings. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone of any age, race or religious background. Don't make the mistake of waiting to read this novel or you will definately miss out! Excellant read!
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Veröffentlicht am 13. Dezember 2005 von Lawyeraau
5.0 von 5 Sternen A beautifully written work
A beuatifully written book about a mulatto son and her white mother, The Color of water stands out as one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 9. März 2005 von Edward Tem
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Veröffentlicht am 25. Februar 2005 von "sancho_111"
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