The rise and fall of a modern renaissance man.
Paul Robeson was a modern renaissance man – a lawyer, linguist, actor, professional athlete, civil rights activist and one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson became an international superstar before his political convictions brought him undone. Author Jeff Sparrow uses Robeson’s music and other recordings to tell the story of the rise and fall of an extraordinary talent.
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