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“An absorbing account of one man’s journey toward a future filled with rich reward, told with courage and vivid descriptions of a life transformed at the hand of his sharecropper father.” 
 
Cassandra Bell 
Author of Mississippi Blues, After the Storm, 
News Anchor WITN-TV



Sharecropper’s Wisdom is good storytelling packed with rich, memorable life lessons, humorous anecdotes and practical wisdom.” 
 
Virginia D. Hardy, PhD 
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
East Carolina University



Sharecropper’s Wisdom is a must read for aspiring leaders—especially young people.  His father’s frank and down to earth advice gave J.R. Gorham the wisdom to navigate the most challenging military and civilian opportunities.  It was my pleasure to serve as his Colonel and to witness his transformation into a role model General and lifelong friend known for his leadership, character, and integrity.”
 
Gary Pendleton
Brigadier General (Ret.)



Sharecropper’s Wisdom is a powerful proof that success and happiness are not dependent on material wealth, but rather, on fulfilling our moral duty to God, family, and neighbors. This father--a role model for all--demonstrates the power of using faith, love and wisdom to motivate and inspire the next generation to new levels of greatness.”
 
Bryan E. Beatty 
Former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety