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Review of A Man Named Robert

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "A Man Named Robert" by Robert carter III.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The author details the deeds and accomplishments of Robert Carter III. He stood out for fighting enslavement. Even though his forefathers were proponents of slavery, he believed everyone was equal. Slavery was a huge deal back in the day. By going against it, Carter got excluded from high-status elective seats, even though he was a rich man.

The author continues by describing the virtues leaders should uphold: humility, empathy, loyalty, etc. One characteristic stood out: a good leader should be the one to deliver bad news. It is part of your responsibilities, and you should own it! There is mentioning of religion. Robert believed in God, and his faith was steadfast. One thing to note is that Carter III had most of the slaves. Ultimately, he gave freedom to some of them and gradually did so until his death.

I enjoyed one expression. Robert says, “If you want to become a leader and lead people to greatness, you need a compelling vision that keeps you on fire.” Then I thought about a contemporary example. Netflix’s core vision has been to entertain people, and that objective has been achieved over the years.

One lesson I loved was “turning tragedy into triumph.” That statement alone is thought-provoking! As a young boy, Robert Carter III lost his father and grandfather, who advocated for slavery. That loss nudged Robert to turn that grief into fighting for equality for all.

There were numerous things to write about Robert Carter III, but the author summarized his deeds in 123 pages. There is much to learn and emulate from this noble man, yet contemporary society knows little about him. And while the author condenses his work into several lessons, he includes links you can follow for a more extensive read.

A Man Named Robert by Robert carter III is well edited. I affirm this because I found one error. I detected no reason to despise it. Far from that, the book prompts one to think about his former, current, and future actions. I kept asking myself, “How do my actions affect those around me?” While thinking about oneself, it is moral to think about others. I give it 4 out of 4 stars.

Robert Carter III was different from most of his peers: Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and Washington. He objected to slavery both in public and by his actions. I recommend the volume to anyone looking to read about a noble man full of integrity and world-shattering accomplishments.

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Post by Kyrian007 »

This is an interesting book. I love the way the author exposes the qualities of being a good leader such as taking responsibility for both the good and the bad to the readers, Bravo
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Post by Nwobegu Lorita »

I like one of the things in this book which is equality. It's really an amazing book and I think I would love it. Thanks for the review
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Post by GunnarLarson »

Robert Carter III persevered with social innovation arguments (abolishon of slavery) during a time when economic value of slavery was thought indispensable. That takes courage and perspicacity. Great read here.
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Post by Paully_ »

Slavery is indeed barbaric and appalling especially in this 21st century. I admire Robert for standing firm in what he believes despite the odd. I don't see any reason why the book should be rated otherwise. Nice review.
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Post by Uwe Neufeld »

The reviewe didn't mention from which state the principal character where, though I think it was Georgia. At least there where Carters living in Georgia.
Fine review though!
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Post by Profeddy05 »

Well detailed review. It is a shame slavery is still being practiced in modern day status, however by emulating Robert III we can make the change the world deserves.
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Post by Richard Azubike »

We are all unique in our own way so we must learn to stop doing things because others are doing it. The was what I learned from the book
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