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Description - True Vine by John W. Fountain

John W. Fountain grew up on some of the meanest streets in Chicago, where drugs, crime, and broken homes consigned so many black children to a life of despair and self-destruction. A father at seventeen, a college dropout at nineteen, a welfare case soon after, Fountain was on the verge of giving up all hope. One thing saved him-his faith, his own true vine. True Vine is John Fountain's moving memoir of his childhood and of the religious awakening that gave him the determination to rebuild his life. It is an inspiring story of one man's American dream-a dream that all of us can share.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586482855
ISBN-10: 1586482858
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John W. Fountain

John W. Fountain is a national correspondent for The New York Times, based in Chicago. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he was previously a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post before joining the Times in 2000. He lives in Olympia Fields, Illinois.