Boston: Beacon Press, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth spine over cream paper boards, in photographic dust jacket. Very light shelfwear; bumping to spine ends. Small ownership label neatly affixed to ffep; interior otherwise clean and unmarked. Very good plus or better overall. 105pp. Very good + / very good +. Item #22881
West's classic collection of essays on race relations in America. An unexpected bestseller, it is rather uncommon in its first printing. “Empathy is not simply a matter of trying to imagine what others are going through, but having the will to muster enough courage to do something about it. In a way, empathy is predicated upon hope.”.