A Personal Odyssey
by Thomas Sowell

Sowell’s intellectual development, education, and career. Well written. He was lucky, worked hard, and was unwilling to compromise. He comes across as a hard-nosed man who speaks truth to power. He was always ready to quit his current job and get another one rather than let office politics or bureaucratic rules hamper him. He leaves out most of his personal life, so he comes across as focused on his career. I was surprised to learn how often he got into fist fights when he was young. He seems to think it is normal. He took lots of chances to avoid doing things that he thought were a waste of time in school and in the marines.

Year Read: 2002


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