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I didn't realize this book was NOT written by Booker T. Washington, though he did correct errors the original author had made. This explains to some extent why there is more focus on the Tuskegee Institute and his work in creating and building, and improving upon it, and not quite as much on his personal life. Perhaps, as it is stated towards the end of this book Booker T. Washington and the Tuskegee Institute are synonymous since he devoted a large portion of his life to that organization - this book therefore does credit to the history of the man as it pertains to the birth and growth of that institution. The narrator's voice is quite deep and sonorous and almost put me to sleep a few times, but is not monotonous to me in anyway.
This autobiography was more "technical" than personal but still interesting. It covered Washington's involvement in the development of Tuskegee University in great detail.
The narration left a lot to be desired. It was torture for me from the beginning to finish this book but it is what it is. I think the narrator could have been cast more appropriately.