Jimmie Barnes

Jimmie Barnes Ancient ex slave Jimmie Barnes has lived several lives all in the pursuit of his acres He has approached the rich famous and powerful throughout the decades in his quest for the promised acres

  • Title: Jimmie Barnes
  • Author: Barry C.Davis
  • ISBN: 2940011116063
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Nook
  • Jimmie Barnes

    Ancient ex slave Jimmie Barnes has lived several lives, all in the pursuit of his 40 acres He has approached the rich, famous and powerful throughout the decades in his quest for the promised 40 acres reparations He has one last president to ask Will President Reagan grant Jimmie Barnes his 40 acres

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    1. Judy King

      Unforgettable, incredible -- What a wonderful book. The story seems simple at it's base form. In 1988, when the story takes place, Jimmie Barnes is an old black man living in an assisted living home and befriended and cared for by the owner, Lee Ann. Jimmie isn't just old, he is very old -- 132 years old, he was born a slave, but at 132 he is proud to announce that he has all of his marbles and all of his teeth. He is driven by an old goal which keeps him going and fighting -- he is still, and a [...]

    2. Nancy

      This book takes us through many years of black history. Jimmie Barnes is supposed to be 132 years old, and a former slave. His poppa fought in the Civil War, and General Sherman announced that every black man, who fought for the North, would get 40 acres, and a mule. The father was given the land, but white men came along, and burned the family out, killing his mother and father. Jimmie and his sister escaped, and Jimmie sold his five year old sister, knowing that the two of them together, would [...]

    3. Pat

      I wanted to like this book, I really did. The premise was quite interesting. The overt and covert racism throughout our country's history is certainly worth exploring both in fiction and non-fiction. The execution of the story was sadly lacking, however. There was certainly enough drama, pathos and bravery in the black experience during the post-civil war period to construct a powerful and believable novel from the perspective of an elderly black man who had experienced it all. There was no need [...]

    4. Denise

      I give it 2 stars for effort. The author aimed for an epic tale of this African American male through 100 years of history, but I don't think he succeeds. The writing was boring and uninteresting. It was amateurish. My Kindle edition had many typos and errors. The ending was full of twists and turns for the sake twists and turns. The N-word was thrown around with abandon. There was a story going on in 1988 which was broken up with flashbacks. It bothered me that the flashbacks were not in chrono [...]

    5. Patsy

      This is a story about an old black slave; he claims he was 132 year old. He father was promised 40 acres of land and a mule if he would fight in the civil war. His father died and Jimmie Barnes spent the rest of his life trying to get his 40 acres that he would have inherited. He approached several US Presidents and other powerful people which no-one would help him. He tells his life story and his last person to help him was President Ronald Reagan. This is a very good historical fiction story. [...]

    6. Karen

      Great story! Fantasy premise of people who live well over 100 years allows the author to present a first person report on the impact of racism in this country and abroad since the time of the Civil War. We see the best and worst of humanity.

    7. Michaela

      Once I started reading, I couldn't put the book down! I really enjoyed reading the book and putting it all together at the end.

    8. Ashton Christie

      Interesting read, well developed characters and plenty of back and forth across history to keep you reading.

    9. Joni Rupnow

      A bit absurd thinking about the long lengths of time but otherwise I really enjoyed it. I liked how the character went after everyone with their different types or racism.

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