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The Measure of a Man: A Memoir

By: Sidney Poitier

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 2001

Seller ID: 237629

ISBN: 074340386X

Condition: Very Good Condition


In this beautifully written, candid memoir, legendary actor Sidney Poitier reveals the spiritual depth, passion and intellectual fervour that has driven his remarkable life. Poitier credits his childhood of poverty on idyllic Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of self-worth, family values and simple ethics that he has never since surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world.Just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke countless barriers to launch a pioneering career portraying important, dignified ch... View more info

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The Measure Of A Man

By: Sidney Poitier

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Seller ID: 238005

ISBN: 1921470054

Condition: Very Good Condition


Explores the elements of his character and his personal values to take his own measure, as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor. 255 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781921470059. Inventory No: 238005. Paperback View more info

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Life Beyond Measure - Letters to My Great-Granddaughter

By: Sidney Poitier

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2008

Seller ID: 248314

ISBN: 1847373844

Condition: Good Condition


285 pages. B/w photos.Written in the form of extended letters to his new great-granddaughter and namesake (Sydney Ayele LaBarrie), in Life Beyond Measure Sidney Poitier offers perspective and wisdom gained from his own remarkable life - growing up in the Bahamas; breaking the race barrier in theatre and film during the Civil Rights Era and achieving stardom and success, both in Hollywood and as a diplomat and humanitarian. In his role as father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he shares personal stories for those important passages through life: first day of school as well as graduation, l... View more info