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Author Poitier, Sidney, 1927-

Title Life beyond measure : letters to my great-granddaughter / Sidney Poitier.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : HarperOne, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Biography  BIO Poitier    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 285 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents Prologue : Meeting Ayele -- Part I : First outdoorings : You and me ; Getting to know you ; Where we came from ; The early days ; Family Poitier ; The loner -- Part II : Expeditions : Me and God ; The channel between want and need ; Taking a stand ; Love is a many spintered-thing ; Fear, doubt, and desperation ; Battling the demons ; Bravery and cowardice ; Close calls ; People of courage -- Part III : Questions, answers, and mysteries : The neutral zone ; Logic and reason ; Science and society : friends or enemies? ; The warrior within us ; The environment ; Faith ; Death ; The world I leave you -- Acknowledgments -- Photo credits -- Index.
Summary Sidney Poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace. Poitier reflects on this amazing life in Life Beyond Measure, offering inspirational advice and personal stories in the form of extended letters to his great-granddaughter. Writing for all who admire his example and who search for wisdom only a man of great experience can offer, this American icon shares his thoughts on love, faith, courage, and the future.--From publisher description.
Subject Poitier, Sidney, 1927-
Poitier, Sidney -- Correspondence.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
African American actors -- Biography.
Added Title Letters to my great-granddaughter
ISBN 9780061496189

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