Mayor for Life by Marion Barry audiobook

Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

By Marion Barry Jr.  and Omar Tyree
Read by Beresford Bennett

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664488571

  • ISBN: 9781664596405

Runtime: 13.26 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world. Known nationally as the disgraced mayor caught on camera smoking crack cocaine in a downtown hotel room with a mistress, Marion Barry Jr. has led a controversial career. This provocative, captivating narrative follows the Civil Rights activist, going back to his Mississippi roots, his Memphis upbringing, and his academic school days, up through his college years and move to Washington, DC, where he became actively involved in Civil Rights, community activism, and bold politics. In Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, Jr. tells allincluding the story of his campaigns for mayor of Washington, his ultimate rise to power, his personal struggles and downfalls, and the night of embarrassment, followed by his term in federal prison and ultimately a victorious fourth term as mayor. From the man who, despite the setbacks, boldly served the community of Washington, DC, this is his full story of courage, empowerment, hope, tragedy, triumph, and inspiration.

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Author Bio: Omar Tyree

Author Bio: Omar Tyree

Omar Tyree is a New York Times bestselling author and the winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Fiction and the 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Urban Fiction. His books include Boss Lady, Diary of a Groupie, A Do Right Man, and more. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English