Official Review: Alien in the Delta by Thankful Strother

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Re: Official Review: Alien in the Delta by Thankful Strother

Post by tarafarah7 » 22 Dec 2017, 22:35

Despite the errors, I have downloaded today's #BOTD...thank you so much for your insightful review. :-) I love books that tell the story of one's life because there is always something to be learned from another's personal experiences. I'm looking forward to reading this book and I'm excited that there are pictures, too! Putting a face and place to names mentioned is always preferable. Thank you, again!

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Post by Victor musau » 22 Dec 2017, 22:52

A memoir on the civil rights era and one man's personal life story and accomplishments. Sounds like quite an interesting story worth reading. Thanks botd.

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Post by Dildar khan » 22 Dec 2017, 23:17

he Delta by Thankful Strother is observations from the author's life. Fun book which tells somewhat abt American history.. The stories run from a the US Air Force to the purchase of income.. personal photos are there..
I wwill rate it 3/5 story could b better than this editing need to b done.. Thnks storyteller foh sharing his life experiences...

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Post by Quinto » 22 Dec 2017, 23:40

The memoir set in the civil rights era will be an interesting read. I would like reading on the historical tidbits of that era. Nice review.

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Post by okayode » 22 Dec 2017, 23:46

Fine historical write up. Creating an insight to how things were for the author during the civil right era. The picture descriptions too, makes it more easy to imagine and understand.
Good review.. I will read the memoir. Congrats on BOTD
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Post by Momiji1987 » 22 Dec 2017, 23:53

This sounds like a charming glimpse of history as seen through the eyes of a man with a personal connection to the Civil Rights era. Some of what he writes about is a bit more than I care to know, but I guess I could always skip those parts.

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Post by truebookaddict » 23 Dec 2017, 00:54

I'm not much of a memoir reader, but this does sound pretty interesting. I like the focus on the Civil Rights era and an African American man's experience during that time period. Thanks for your insight on the book.
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Post by Israel84 » 23 Dec 2017, 00:59

I so desire to know much more about Aliens, I'm gonna read this book till the last word.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 23 Dec 2017, 01:43

This beautiful memoir of a black man during civil rights period is very interesting. I would like to review this book history book.
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Post by Daisy Adongo » 23 Dec 2017, 02:06

The book 'Alien in the Delta' is an interesting book. It shows the story of a black man who is challenged by circumstance and poverty. I love it and would read it over and over again.

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Post by jennyd2003 » 23 Dec 2017, 02:39

Good review. Can't wait to dig in and find out about all of his travels.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 23 Dec 2017, 02:49

I don't normally read memoirs but the personal account of a black man's experiences during the Civil Rights era sounds intriguing.

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Post by kwahu » 23 Dec 2017, 03:36

Pretty interesting book. It must have taken much confidence to succeed as a black man in the US in those times.

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Post by TIGER999 » 23 Dec 2017, 03:42

Looks like an interesting in a memorable time in history, in the South & serving in the US military overseas. I bet the author does have some exciting tales to tell...will read this after the busy Holidays are over. Thanks for your informative review!

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Post by mumoscar » 23 Dec 2017, 03:53

This is an amazing memoire. Already got my copy.

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