Up from the Projects: An Autobiography (Hardcover)

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This is book number 600 in the Hoover Institution Press Publication series.


Nationally syndicated columnist and prolific author Walter E. Williams recalls some of the highlights and turning points of his life. From his lower middle class beginnings in a mixed but predominantly black neighborhood in West Philadelphia to his department chair at George Mason University, Williams tells an "only in America" story of a life of achievement.

About the Author

Walter E. Williams is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of several books and more than sixty articles that have appeared in such scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, and Social Science Quarterly and popular publications such as Reader's Digest, Regulation, Policy Review, and Newsweek.

Praise For…

"As Williams grew up in Philadelphia in the 1930s-40s, his mother held him to high expectations in school. [...] His independent personality later primed him to resist big-government ideologies as a UCLA-trained economist and a professor at George Mason University" —Emily Whitten, World Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9780817912543
ISBN-10: 0817912541
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2010
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication