All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw


All God's Dangers received the nationwide e-book Award in 1975.

"There are just a couple of American autobiographies of surpassing greatness. . . . Now there's one other one, Nate Shaw's."—New York Times

"On a chilly January morning in 1969, a tender white graduate scholar from Massachusetts, stumbling alongside the dim path of a long-defunct radical association of the Thirties, the Alabama Sharecropper Union, heard that there has been a survivor and went trying to find him. In a rural payment 20 miles or so from Tuskegee in east-central Alabama he chanced on him—the guy he calls Nate Shaw—a black guy, eighty four years outdated, in complete ownership of each second of his existence and each side of its that means. . . . Theodore Rosengarten, the coed, had came across a black Homer, bursting together with his black Odyssey and ready to inform it with striking highbrow energy, with ardour, with the just about scary strength of reminiscence in a guy who may well neither learn nor write yet who sensed that the substance of his personal lifestyles, and 1000000 different black lives like his, have been the very fiber of the nation's history." —H. Jack Geiger, New York occasions e-book Review

"Extraordinarily wealthy and compelling . . . possesses an identical luminous energy we go together with Faulkner." —Robert Coles,Washington put up e-book World

"Eloquent and revelatory. . . . this is often an anthem to human endurance." —Studs Terkel, New Republic

"The genuine voice of a hot, courageous, and respectable person. . . . A excitement to learn. . . . Shaw's observations at the lifestyles and other people round him, clothed in splendidly expressive language, are clean and clear."—H.W. Bragdon, Christian technology Monitor

"Astonishing . . . Nate Shaw was once an impressive bearer of stories. . . . Miraculously, this man's wrenching story sings of life's pleasures: sincere paintings, the rhythm of the seasons, the affection of kin and neighbors, the obdurate persiste

Show sample text content

Download sample