A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell A Personal Odyssey The economist Thomas Sowell IS a hero, as well as a tough guy, as two other reviewers respectively describe him here, not only for his formidable intellectual accomplishments, but more important, for his lifetime dogged insistence on seeing things as they actually were, and unflinchingly reaching his conclusions based solely on the data and the rigorous application of logic to that data, no matter where that led him. I have never seen anyone with a greater commitment to the truth and to intellectual honesty, discipline and integrity. I read this memoir because I had always admired Sowells columns in the Post,in which he never displayed any interest in playing to the public, or in advancing any personal agenda, or in gratifying his own ego, but , instead, a completely serious interest in telling the unvarnished truth. I was curious about the man behind the scowling face that appeared next to his columns. I wonder where Sowells confidence came from so early in his life, but maybe even he doesnt know, and he doesnt seem to be big on nave l- gazing. But he is truly an exceptional man. We would be better off if we had a lot more teachers - and students - like Sowell. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!