By Robert “Rob” Redding Jr.
Editor & Publisher
ATLANTA, April 9, 2012, 8 p.m. - Rob Redding‘s e-book today landed in the top 5 on the Amazon.com list of “Hot New Releases” and “Amazon Best Sellers” listing for the “Top 100″ books.Redding’s “Resurrection: A Historical Anthology of two Forgotten African-American Philosophers” was No. 3 on the “Hot New Releases” list at press time and 3 on “Amazon Best Sellers”listing for the “Top 100″ books. The book is posted under the “paid” category: “Kindle Store >Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Philosophy.”“This is a major accomplishment for a book that far too many publishers did not want to to touch!” Redding said. “It speaks about the power of our audience, my radio show Redding News Review and Web site ReddingNewsReview.com.”
This is Redding’s second best-selling book in less than 90 days. Redding’s book “Where’s the Change? Why Neither Obama, nor the GOP Can Solve America’s Problems” landed among the top 30 books on Amazon.com in February. “Where’s the Change?” was his second book since “Hired Hatred: Why politicians and the political prejudices they tout are mutually exclusive from good government,” which was released in 2004.
Redding, an award-winning journalist, has said “Resurrection” unearths two forgotten black philosophers. The book offers analysis on why John Jasper and William Whipper are philosophers. Williams is also heralded as the founder of nonviolence.Renown philosopher Dr. Lewis Gordon, a distinguished professor at Temple University, has given the book his blessing with his foreword “The Underside of American Philosophy.”“I offer these reflections in celebration of Mr. Robert Redding’s resurrecting these instances of the thought of the Reverend John Jasper and Mr. William Whipper, two pioneers in African American thought. These are two thinkers guided by a religious-ethical sensibility, but their mode of struggling with them brought constantly to the fore a passionate commitment to truth and, it can be argued, courage,” Gordon writes.
Texas A&M’s Dr. Tommy J. Curry, a respected expert in Critical Race Theory, says the book “will contribute to opening up some of the thoughts and primary material for people to think about Black philosophy.”
Redding, who is known as America’s Independent Voice, is the host of Redding News Review, a syndicated news/talk radio show heard nationally six days a week and editor and publisher of ReddingNewsReview.com. He has won an Associated Press award for his journalistic work.