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George Brown   By: (1858-1935)

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George Brown by John Lewis is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that delves deep into the complex and challenging issues of race, identity, and morality. Set in the turbulent era of the civil rights movement, the book follows the journey of George Brown, a young African American man who faces numerous hardships and injustices in his quest for justice and equality.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is its raw and unflinching portrayal of the harsh realities faced by African Americans during this tumultuous time in history. Through vivid descriptions and powerful storytelling, John Lewis paints a vivid picture of the racial discrimination and systemic oppression that permeated every aspect of George's life. This serves as a stark reminder of the brutal and dehumanizing experiences endured by countless individuals, providing readers with a profound understanding of the struggles faced by African Americans during the civil rights movement.

Furthermore, the characterization in this novel is truly exceptional. George Brown is a highly complex and multifaceted protagonist whose transformation and growth are beautifully depicted throughout the story. Lewis skillfully navigates George's internal conflicts and external challenges, allowing readers to truly empathize with him and understand the conflicting emotions he experiences. The supporting characters are equally well-developed, each bringing their own unique perspectives and struggles to the narrative.

Moreover, the themes explored in George Brown are both timely and timeless. The novel tackles issues of racial prejudice, social injustice, and the power of activism with a nuance and depth that is rarely seen in contemporary literature. Lewis masterfully weaves these themes into the fabric of the story, seamlessly integrating them into the plot without sacrificing its momentum or pacing.

The writing style of John Lewis is simply incredible. His prose is eloquent, evocative, and at times poetic, capturing the essence of the characters and the emotions they experience with remarkable precision. Lewis's ability to create a sense of time and place is truly remarkable, transporting readers to the streets of 1960s America and immersing them in the sights, sounds, and tensions of the era.

In conclusion, George Brown is a remarkable novel that offers a profound and immersive exploration of the struggles faced by African Americans during the civil rights movement. John Lewis's masterful storytelling, compelling characters, and thought-provoking themes ensure that this book will resonate with readers long after they have turned the final page. It is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of race and justice in America's history.

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The Makers of Canada

Edited by

Duncan Campbell Scott, F.R.S.C., Pelham Edgar, Ph.D. and William Dawson Le Sueur, B.A., Ll.D., F.R.S.C.


Edition De Luxe

This edition is limited to Four Hundred Signed and Numbered Sets, of which this is

Number 88

[Signature: George N. Morang]

[Illustration: George Brown]

The Makers of Canada




Edition De Luxe

Toronto Morang & Co., Limited 1906

Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada in the year 1906 by Morang & Co., Limited, in the Department of Agriculture


The title of this series, "Makers of Canada," seemed to impose on the writer the obligation to devote special attention to the part played by George Brown in fashioning the institutions of this country. From this point of view the most fruitful years of his life were spent between the time when the Globe was established to advocate responsible government, and the time when the provinces were confederated and the bounds of Canada extended from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The ordinary political contests in which Mr. Brown and his newspaper engaged have received only casual notice, and the effort of the writer has been to trace Mr. Brown's connection with the stream of events by which the old legislative union of Canada gave place to the confederated Dominion... Continue reading book >>

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