My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding Hardcover – 1 Dec 1998
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From the Author
Before you condemn me, hear me out!
If you really are open-minded and tolerant of different ideas and personalities, I challenge you to read this book. I promise tht you will find that I and my ideas are profoundly different than the characterization of the media. More importantly, you will experience ideas and research that will interest and challenge you. I have been deluged with many wonderful letters received from both academics and average working people who have been fascinated and moved by My Awakening. I invite you take a look inside the thoughts and the person that the media "loves to hate."
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When I saw David Duke's book, "My Awakening", advertised these were some of the concepts that came to my mind. Here will be another politician setting himself up to "con" the people, I thought. There was, however, something about David Duke's rather colourful past, those parts that I knew about anyway, that awakened a spark of recognition in me. Maybe, just maybe, here might be a kindred spirit. A real seeker after Truth. I decided to part with my cash and buy his book. I was not disappointed.
From the title page, where he quotes George Orwell's maxim that, "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act", he had me hooked. His enthusiasm and candour soon convinced me of his sincerity, and I found the book such a revelation that I had to force myself to put it down. David Duke made me aware of facts that previously, if someone had told me them in ordinary conversation, or they had come from another source, I would have dismissed as sheer mischief making. "My Awakening", however, is deeply researched and meticulously referenced. Every time I thought, "No ! That can't be", I discovered a numbered reference at the back of the book showing me exactly where that fact had been sourced from.Read more ›
The layout is good - it has an index, mostly proper names and book titles, and, following that, a list of about 1,000 endnote references. These are in sequence in the book, and I infer that the software used had automated numbering, since some of the chapters seem to have been enlarged to include events which happened after the first printing - such as 9/11. His references generally don't include the date of first publication, which can be irritating when considering books which include revelations - for example about the Russian 'Revolution' or events after the Second World War.
'My Awakening' is in four parts, the final two being the longest; they deal with:-
I: AN AMERICAN SON - his early life - including accounts of Louisiana landscape and ecology, and his studies, and influences on him as regards race - a black housekeeper and black mechanics, for example; and Carleton Putnam's 'Race and Reason'.
II: RACE AND REALITY - an account of his researches into race. Duke comes across as a serious and inquisitive student, much more so than most.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent book, written in uncomplicated language. I recommend his book very highly.Published 1 month ago by Zen
great book which open your yes about the differences in races based on facts. Not racial at all!Published 19 months ago by peter miskerik
After reading this book you get a whole new perspective on race-relations, "affirmative action", the Israel-Palestine conflict and all your thoughts on race. Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2009 by Agdur