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by Gail Lumet Buckley

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  • ISBN 0394513061
  • ISBN13 978-0394513065
  • Language English
  • Author Gail Lumet Buckley
  • Publisher Knopf; 1st edition (June 12, 1986)
  • Pages 262
  • Formats rtf mbr doc mobi
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1398 kb
  • Size Fb2 1195 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 950

The history of the Black bourgeoisie is the broader background of this lively family memoir that traces the history of the distinguished Horne family of Brooklyn, whose members included a member of FDR's cabinet and the author's mother, Lena Horne

Also by Gail Lumet Buckley. The Hornes: An American Family.

Also by Gail Lumet Buckley. American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm.

Gail Lumet Buckley is a journalist and the daughter of Lena Horne. Her family history - The Hornes - became an American Masters documentary, and she narrated a documentary on black American families for PBS. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, the New York Daily News, and The New York Times. She lives in New York. For more information, please see Gail Lumet Buckley is a journalist and the daughter of Lena Horne.

In The Black Calhouns, Gail Lumet Buckley-daughter of actress Lena Horne-delves deep into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African-American family from Civil War to Civil Rights. Beginning with her great-great grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave who used the rare advantage of his education to become a successful businessman in post-war Atlanta, Buckley follows her family's two branches: one that stayed in the South, and the other that settled in Brooklyn

Gail Lumet Buckley is a journalist and the daughter of Lena Horne.

Gail Lumet Buckley is the author of two books and a contributor to many periodicals. She is the daughter of Hollywood's first black star, Lena Horne, and she was married to the famous director, Sidney Lumet. Buckley grew up in a privileged black middle class family that paved her entry into the elite society of the rich, famous, and politically connected. Despite the obvious benefits of such a lifestyle, including an Ivy League education and world travel, Buckley was not immune to racism in America

Gail Lumet Buckley does a good job of tracing her family's history. What is of particular interest is the little known contributions of the Hornes to American society. It is a shame that they have been left out of the history books

Gail Lumet Buckley does a good job of tracing her family's history. It is a shame that they have been left out of the history books. This may be due to the tremendous amount of material that needs to be covered. Ms. Buckley,however, does an excellent job of tying all the relevant facts together.

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asAS
I bought the paper back version of this book. Is there another version, with clearly printed pictures?! All of them here are disappointing. It's difficult to imagine why a professional publisher would present them in this way. They do the near impossible by making Ms. Horne unattractive in a photo. In the forties and fifties Lena was not only a pin-up for World War II soldiers but an icon for all black America. She was gorgeous, talented, respectable, and beautifully mannered. Every level of the black community could love her. You can't tell why from the photos nor, for that matter, from Ms. Buckley's lack of knowledge of, nor concern for, the multi-leveled black community. The description of Lena's family, its history, and ups and downs was enlightening. There are very few books about the life of America's solid black bourgeoisie. Their description here explains a lot about who Lena was, why her life was so different from that of her friend, Billie Holiday's, and why she lasted so long as a performer and a star. As Buckley explains, "Lena was always most comfortable within the black middle class in which she grew up." She knew who she was and was proud of it. Unfortunately Ms. Buckley seems to have aspired to be, and became, an Ivy League snob and her uninspected description of herself grows more disheartening as the book goes on. I'm always happy to learn more facts about Lena's life but Ms. Buckley's self-presentation intrudes and gradually creates a comparable, negative self-portrait. This book has interesting factoids, terribly printed pictures, questionable writing, and a less than attractive portrait of the author herself. Ms. Buckley needs a more demanding editor.
Yllk
Gail Lumet Buckley does a good job of tracing her family's history. What is of particular interest is the little known contributions of the Hornes to American society. It is a shame that they have been left out of the history books. I would've given the book 5 stars except for the fact that at times the writing is weak in certain sections. This may be due to the tremendous amount of material that needs to be covered. Ms. Buckley,however, does an excellent job of tying all the relevant facts together. I felt the writing at the end lacked the same passion as was demonstrated throughout most of the book. It seemed rushed. Maybe it was because it dealt more with her personal life.
Manesenci
I just love reading about Lena Hornes family. I. Can only say if you liked Lena Horne you will appreciate her daughters talent and writing. Excellent book in my opinion. Read it for yourself.
Gavirus
Really enjoyed the biography about an unforgettable icon. Learned so much about her life that I did not know. Photographs of Lena make this book a collector's item. Having grown up in New York, I saw her in the Broadway Musical, "Jamaica"; and also in person on the street. She was such a lovely, talented person who has always been a role model for me.
Anasius
My parents were avid fans of Ms Horne, and I grew to love her too.
Umdwyn
I used this book for my research and it provided a wealth of information. Although Ms. Horne's daughter Gail wrote the book, it was written pretty objectively
Anicasalar
Excellent Read!!!
Historically fascinating, loved the book.