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Book Title: Up from the Projects: An Autobiography|
The author of the book: Walter E. Williams
Date of issue: December 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9780817912543
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.31 MB
Edition: Hoover Institution Press
Read full description of the books Up from the Projects: An Autobiography:While worrying about paying for university, my father recommended me to read Williams' autobiography in a non discreet attempt to show how I messed up by not applying to George Mason University, which in hindsight may have been a really good candidate to learn about economics. I had never heard of the Professor and seeing that the book was short, I decided to give it a shot.
Within, I discovered a truly, intelligent conservative mind who I would love to have studied under. The first sections of the book center around his upbringing and educational background as well as the histories of his family members, encountering his future wife, and he also recounts his experience in the military during the Korean War. However, the fascinating portion of the book comes when he begins to discuss his hunt for a teaching position as he comes through UCLA, Cal State, Temple University, and University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Once he begins to talk about that treatment at Amherst for example, I cannot help but be disgusted at how great a misguided bubble the northeast can be.
And Williams shares a lot of thought-provoking and poignant ideas within the short span of seventy pages. He talks about his experiences with Affirmative Action and how he has seen race play a factor in how professors teach or grade their students. He talks about the inherent misconceptions and intolerance which liberals may pertain, especially when you see how those Amherst folks represent a completely volatile environment for true expression of thought.
Do yourself the honor of going through this short but rewarding text. I know that I will certainly be reading more of Williams in the future.
Read information about the authorBorn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Walter E. Williams holds a B.A. in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA. He also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University and Grove City College, Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College and Doctor Honoris Causa en Ciencias Sociales from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, in Guatemala, where he is also Professor Honorario.
Dr. Williams has served on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, since 1980; from 1995 to 2001, he served as department chairman. He has also served on the faculties of Los Angeles City College, California State University Los Angeles, and Temple University in Philadelphia, and Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.
Dr. Williams is the author of over 150 publications which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, Georgia Law Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Social Science Quarterly, and Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and popular publications such as Newsweek, Ideas on Liberty, National Review, Reader's Digest, Cato Journal, and Policy Review. He has authored six books: America: A Minority Viewpoint, The State Against Blacks, which was later made into the PBS documentary "Good Intentions," All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, which was later revised for South African publication, Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks, and More Liberty Means Less Government.
He has made scores of radio and television appearances which include "Nightline," "Firing Line," "Face the Nation," Milton Friedman's "Free To Choose," "Crossfire," "MacNeil/Lehrer," "Wall Street Week" and was a regular commentator for "Nightly Business Report." He is also occasional substitute host for the "Rush Limbaugh" show. In addition Dr. Williams writes a nationally syndicated weekly column that is carried by approximately 140 newspapers and several web sites.
Dr. Williams serves on several boards of directors: Grove City College, Reason Foundation and Hoover Institution. He serves on numerous advisory boards including: Cato Institute, Landmark Legal Foundation, Institute of Economic Affairs, and Heritage Foundation.
Dr. Williams has received numerous fellowships and awards including: Foundation for Economic Education Adam Smith Award, Hoover Institution National Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellow, Valley Forge Freedoms Foundation George Washington Medal of Honor, Veterans of Foreign Wars U.S. News Media Award, Adam Smith Award, California State University Distinguished Alumnus Award, George Mason University Faculty Member of the Year, and Alpha Kappa Psi Award.
Dr. Williams has participated in numerous debates, conferences and lectures in the United States and abroad. He has frequently given expert testimony before Congressional committees on public policy issues ranging from labor policy to taxation and spending. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and the American Economic Association.
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