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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Brady Narrator: Dominic Hoffman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The inspiring true story of a group of young men whose lives were changed by a visionary mentor

On April 4, 1968, the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., shocked the nation. Later that month, the Reverend John Brooks, a professor of theology at the College of the Holy Cross who shared Dr. King’s dream of an integrated society, drove up and down the East Coast searching for African American high school students to recruit to the school, young men he felt had the potential to succeed if given an opportunity. Among the twenty students he had a hand in recruiting that year were Clarence Thomas, the future Supreme Court justice; Edward P. Jones, who would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature; and Theodore Wells, who would become one of the nation’s most successful defense attorneys. Many of the others went on to become stars in their fields as well.

In Fraternity, Diane Brady follows five of the men through their college years. Not only did the future president of Holy Cross convince the young men to attend the school, but he also obtained full scholarships to support them and then mentored, defended, coached, and befriended them through an often challenging four years of college, pushing them to reach for goals that would sustain them as adults.

Would these young men have become the leaders they are today without Father Brooks’ involvement? Fraternity is a triumphant testament to the power of education and mentorship and a compelling argument for the difference one person can make in the lives of others.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amester | 12/23/2013

    " Very well written book with a compelling story and interesting subjects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angie | 12/11/2013

    " Interesting history of these famous African American men and what they went through to succeed in college during civil rights movement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheila Hardin | 11/3/2013

    " I was surprised at how much I liked this book. I was worried that the author would "glamour" up the white priest bringing black students to the all white college after the death of Dr. King but it is a realistic account. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Holly | 1/20/2013

    " An interesting glimpse of late-1960s/early 1970s civil rights, affirmative action, and college life. Edward P. Jones, Theodore Wells, and a young and surprisingly troubled, difficult and testy Clarence Thomas (a man whose performance on the Court I despise). "

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