George Washington Carver by John Perry

Posted: August 25, 2011 in Christianity, Reviews
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In his book George Washington Carver, John Perry introduces us to a different look at the man most of us know for his work on peanuts. What we find is a man who was greatly motivated to learn about the amazing creations of God. Carver born into slavery grew into a man respected by both white an black alike. Carver, while not a vocal leader for civil rights,  chose to use his position and skill to show that his race was deserving of equality.  He was known for the vast amount of inventions and discoveries that came from his work, but he never was able to turn that into commercial success. Carver had his highest and lowest moments while serving on the faculty of Tuskegee Institute. While there he had many great successes, but also chaffed under the strong leadership of Booker T. Washington. The men butted heads on many occasions.  However, Carver always stayed in dedication to advancing the betterment of his race.

In reading this book, I enjoyed the historical behind the scenes look at a man that I knew little about. Mr. Perry does a nice job of keeping this biography interesting, which can sometimes be hard to do. While Carvers belief in God in creation is evident, I wish the book could have shed more light on how his faith impacted other parts of his life. Carver comes off as an inspirational character, yet at times also a man whose pride would get in the way. I found this actually refreshing to see how even someone as highly thought of as Carver struggled with sin. Would recommend reading this book to all.

 

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