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Es Jenniemae provided a particular ease and shared sense of irreverent humor that he found difficult to duplicate with his beautiful intelligent and artistic wife Ruth And when the Newman home was darkened by the tensions of the political climate during the Cold War or by James’s affairs or by Ruth’s bouts of depression it was Jenniemae who maintained the point of gravity caring for the family’s children when their parents were often lost in their own worlds From Jenniemae’s perspective James offered than just a steady income He became an unlikely and loyal friend He taught her to read and he drove her to and from his upscale suburban house and her home in the impoverished section of Washington DC and sometimes much to her chagrin in his Rolls Royce after she had been raped by a white bus driver Intrigued by her uncanny wins at the lottery James even installed a second telephone line in the house so that Jenniemae could.
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Keep track of her bets a decision that raised a few eyebrows at the timeIt is this extraordinary relationship that the Newmans’ daughter Brooke reveals in Jenniemae James as she elegantly weaves together the story of two very distinct and different people who each had a significant impact on her upbringing In doing so she also paints a vivid political and cultural picture of the time when the world was terrified by the possibility of nuclear war when America was reeling from the McCarthy hearings when technological advances like televisions satellites and interstate highways were changing the country when America was just beginning to venture into Vietnam and when African Americans were still considered second class citizens with limited rights before the explosion of racial tensions in the early s Jenniemae James is an inspiring heartwarming memoir about friendship and love across the racial barrier From the Hardcover edition.
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James Newman was a brilliant mathematician the man who introduced the mathematical concept “googol” and “googolplex” aka “google” and “googleplex” to the world and a friend of Einstein’s He was also a notorious philanderer with an insatiable appetite for women and fast cars a man who challenged intellectual and emotional limits and a man of excess who oftentimes fell victim to his own anxiety Jenniemae Harrington was an uneducated illiterate African American maid from Alabama who began working for the Newman family in and who despite her devout Christianity played the illegal underground lottery called “policy” which she won with astonishing freuency Though highly implausible these two dissimilar individuals developed a deep and loyal friendship largely because of their common love of numbers and their uick witsTheirs was a friendship that endured even during an era when segregation still prevailed For Jam.