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  • Invisible

  • The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
  • By: Stephen L. Carter
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Stephen L. Carter delves into his past and retrieves the inspiring story of his grandmother’s life. She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s - and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected 20 lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Moving Biography

  • By Jean on 10-31-18

The Visible Reinventions of a savvy woman!

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Reviewed: 03-04-19

The writing and narration are so congruent. I felt as though I was listening to Eunice throughput the course of the book. Eunice’s ability to reinvent herself after every setback was so incredible considering the constraints of race and gender! Wow!! What a history to discover in your family.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,239
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,233

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

A new Understanding... the Hillbilly in me!

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Reviewed: 02-24-17

I have been a social worker for 30+ years I have worked across multiple systems. Your understanding and witnessing the adverse consequences of well intended social policy had a startling effect on my views. I have never read a book about the 'Hillbilly' experience but is classic of generational poverty and the challenges faced by ALL in these circumstances. Thanks so much for sharing this with me. I've bought copies for others
God Bless you for shedding light on your experience and mine to a certain extent. It will surely assist me in forging new attitudes and seeking new Hillbilly friends.
Thanks again.