The Long Way Home
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Edward Duffy overcame poverty in the Arkansas Delta and institutional racism in the military to have a successful career as an educator and counselor. Despite a traumatic experience on the frontlines in Vietnam and false accusations that landed him in the brig, he overcame his experiences and set an example for generations to come.
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Jan 12, 2017This was a good read. I was captured like watching a movie. I could see the little town near the Mississippi River. It was a reminder of how far we still have to go in spite of integrated schools. The family experience tells "how we got over." It was a reminder of the demoralization of an attitude of separation yet it created so many heroes from Black Educators. It was an unbelievable experience reading this book. Most enjoyable!Duffy verified everything I had heard about the Viet Nam War. All the language used by the Brothers fighting in Viet Nam brought back memories of my own life during that time. An unjust war filled with racism toward the Viet Names and those fighting the War. The dap, use of the name swine were real for all of us that time. the writing style was down to earth and then a pivot to the intellectual. Excellent! Throughout it all Duffy has gained and maintained, his own, sense of spirituality and destiny. Excellent! I look forward to more......
Jan 4, 2017It's not often that I find myself almost feeling what an author is experiencing as I read a book. From the very beginning of The Long Way Home, you feel connected and eager to find out what happens next. This is a story of the challenges and triumphs of a young man and his life experiences during a very difficult and controversial time in our history. I am humbled by my uncle's integrity, courage, and willingness to do the right thing despite the odds that were against him. I encourage everyone to share this story with friends and loved ones because we must not forget where we came from. This book also highlights the power of inner strength and the impact of family support as we encounter obstacles in this thing called life. I can't thank you enough for sharing your story and for making it back home.
Jan 3, 2017It has been said that to come from a people who historically have been and continue to be despised, denigrated, and discriminated against and still have the capacity to instill hope and faith in yourself and others is to be part of nothing less than a miracle. Dr. Edward Duffy's book, "The Long Way Home," is a warm, yet hard hitting treatise and a beautifully written reflection of the the love, hope, tenacity and perseverance that shaped and molded his life along the way. In addition to being an open, honest, and heart wrenching review of the truths,traumas and triumphs that have shaped Duffy's life, his book is just as much a story of hope, healing, and learning to love yourself and others in ways that you never thought possible. Duffy has constructed a warm and impactful story which beautifully illustrates the fact that, despite unspeakable odds, there is always a way to allow your perceived failures to become your teacher, not your undertaker. If you have ever found... More > yourself in a time or place where, no matter how hard you tried, you were always made to feel that you'd never measure up; If you have ever been told you can't do this or you can't do that or you will never be this or that, then this book is as much about you as it is for you. In writing "The Long Way Home," Dr. Duffy has penned a masterpiece. It is the kind of book that you pick up and read, and when you come to the end, before you put it down, you close the book and say out loud, "Wow!" Alfred Darryl Jumper, M.D. 12-30-16< Less
Dec 10, 2016Reading this book only 1 word comes to mind, and that word is "HERO". This read is the type to change a persons life no matter what current situations they face. After reading this (which WILL be a Best Seller) we the reader feel we are right there, from the first word to the last. I stand firmly and PROUD to state that I even have the PRIVILEGE of meeting such an individual in life. Thank you for allowing us the reader to take this LIFE JOURNEY with you through a REAL HEROES eyes in every sense of the word.
Dec 8, 2016I am Edward's Sister, Mary mentioned in his book. This is a good read and opened my eyes to things I did not know about my brother. I am so proud of you and the man you have become. It is true, "our trials only come to make us strong". I thank you for sharing your story. I love you my brother.
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- First Edition
- November 15, 2016
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.37 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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