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The measure of a man : a spiritual autobiography / Sidney Poitier.

Poitier, Sidney. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780061374500 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0061374504 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, 2007.

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General Note: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 7:59:36.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Sidney Poitier.
Summary, etc.: In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure--as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor. Here is Poitier's own introspective look at what has informed his performances and his life. Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, price and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity. What emerges is a picture of a man in the face of limits--his own and the world's. A triumph of the spirit, "The measure of a man" captures the essential Poitier.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 114883 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Poitier, Sidney.
Actors > United States > Biography.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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