Books by Lawrence Otis Graham

Lawrence Otis Graham is a nationally-known attorney and commentator on race and politics in America. A contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, he has written 13 books and appeared on the cover of New York Magazine after leaving his law firm and e

Released: July 1, 2006

"A compelling story that shows how the American Dream can transmute into the American Nightmare."
A former slave, Blanche Kelso Bruce, becomes a U.S. Senator (1875-81), a man of wealth and prestige; a couple of generations later, all is gone. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 8, 1999

"One walks away with the impression that Graham's effort could have been cut in half—and all one would have missed is an extra afternoon of interminable croquet, followed by cucumber sandwiches down by the gazebo. (38 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A record of the pleasures and the follies of an elevated black society. Read full book review >
Released: May 24, 1995

"It may not solve the country's race problems, but this clear- eyed account should be required reading for all Americans. ($75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A collection of essays that examines the complexities of being a black achiever in a society that often fails to look beyond skin color. Read full book review >