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The Measure of a Man

A Spiritual Autobiography

The Measure of a Man( )
Author: Poitier, Sidney
Read by: Poitier, Sidney
Series title:Oprah's Book Club Ser.
ISBN:978-0-06-135543-1
Publication Date:Jan 2007
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:HarperAudio
Book Format:CD-Audio
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

"I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I've done at measuring up to the values I myself have set." --Sidney Poitier

In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / General
Performing Arts / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 5.75 x 0.75 Inches
Book Weight:0.395 Pounds
Author Biography
Poitier, Sidney (Author)


Born in Miami 1927 and raised in the Bahamas, Poitier began acting after the war, and soon made his debut in Hollywood with <i>No Way Out.</i> He became the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 1968 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and is the recipient of four honorary doctorate degrees, the last from New York University. He has starred in over forty films, directed nine, and written four. He has received three Golden Globe Awards; an American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award; the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other awards and honors. In April 1997 Poitier was named the Ambassador to Japan from the Bahamas. Sir Poitier is currently president and CEO of Verdon Cedric Productions. He is married, has six daughters, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. </p>



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