A Life on the Run by John Telford
This is how a press secretary to two Detroit mayors describes Dr. John Telford's sensational and visionary new book. Former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr calls it "The legendary legacy of a legendary leader." Tom Watkins, Michigan's former state superintendent of public instruction says, "some call John Telford wild, a loose cannon, even crazy- but he aims his cannon straight at the perpetrators of the educational genocide of black children."
John Telford has run on many tracks during is tumuluous seventy-three years- not all of them always the right ones. He outran Olympic champions, appeared on television, coached and taught in ghetto schools and in colleges, led school districts, and fought for urban school reform and minority rights. But he also was incarcerated as a teen, was expelled from a Detroit High School for brawling with an administrator, made indiscreet and indiscriminate love with other men's wives, and was attacked for his controversial educational and solcial initiatives.
Dr. Telford pulls no punches telling his often scandalous, sometimes humorous, yet poignant and inspriring life story- which Michigan state senator Hansen Clarke calls "unadulterated dynamite!" and a former ACLU national legal director calls "A triumphant tale of racing, rebellion, and raw courage." In thia blockbuster autobiography, an electrifying educator, athlete, lover, and poet bares his soul. Once you start reading it, you won't be able to stop!