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Reluctant Neighbors

(1972)
A novel by

 
The acclaimed author of To Sir, With Love recalls his lifelong struggle against ignorance and racism while sharing a train ride with a bigoted white neighbor

On a commuter train traveling from New Canaan, Connecticut, to New York's Grand Central Station, a well-heeled white suburbanite reluctantly takes the only available seat and eventually strikes up a conversation with the black man sitting next to him. The white businessman's verbal barrage of insensitive questions and offensive remarks incites a rage in his black neighbor that can barely be suppressed. But the offended rider is E. R. Braithwaite - former Royal Air Force pilot, Cambridge graduate, schoolteacher, social worker, diplomat, and bestselling author - and he has triumphed over prejudice and hatred throughout his truly extraordinary life and multifaceted career.
Against the backdrop of a short railway commute, E. R. Braithwaite powerfully recounts a personal history of remarkable accomplishments in the face of bigotry and hatred. Part memoir, part treatise on racial intolerance and oppression, and the ignorance that engenders them, Reluctant Neighbors is the unforgettable story of one man's continuous struggle against injustice and his unwavering dedication to the pursuit of human dignity.

 
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Hardback Editions

1972 : USA Hardback
Title: Reluctant Neighbors
Author(s): E R Braithwaite
ISBN: 0-07-007115-2 / 978-0-07-007115-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Reluctant Neighbors
Author(s): E R Braithwaite
ISBN: 1-4804-5770-1 / 978-1-4804-5770-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media
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January 1978 : UK Paperback
Title: Reluctant neighbours
Author(s): E R Braithwaite
ISBN: 0-450-04150-6 / 978-0-450-04150-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Reluctant Neighbors
Author(s): E R Braithwaite
Publisher: Open Road Media
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