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The Last of the Black Emperors

The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in a New Age of Black Leaders
Narrated by: Ronald Clarkson
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
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A gripping, informative, and balanced assessment of a commanding and perplexing American politician - the first by a black journalist.

©1998 Jonetta Rose Barras (P)2014 Bancroft Press

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Good book, terrible technical quality

This book does a great job analyzing the rise and fall of Marion Barry and putting him into context, and it holds up well 20+ years after its publication. Unfortunately, the technical quality of this audio book is awful. Quite often you'll hear the narrator repeat the same sentence, or portion of a sentence: The same phrase was said three times in at least one occasion. (This isn't the narrator's fault; it's the same piece of audio being replayed). If you're interested in this topic I recommend getting this book in another format.