The Pact

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The Pact

Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream

By Sampson Davis; George Jenkins (Joint Author); Rameck Hunt (Joint Author)

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781573229890, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2003

Chosen by "Essence" to be among the forty most influential African Americans, the three doctors grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life's temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are not only friends to this day they are all doctors.

This is a story about the power of friendship. Of joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most...together.

About the Author
Sampson Davis is a board-certified emergency medicine physician at St. Michael's Medical Center and assistant medical director of the Emergency Department at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

George Jenkins is an assistant professor of clinical dentistry at Columbia University and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Pact.

Rameck Hunt is a board-certified internist at University Medical Center at Princeton and an assistant professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Praise For The Pact

"This is truly a life-changing book, one that shows that anything is possible...with a little help from our friends."James McBride, author of The Color of Water and Miracle at St. Anna

"A powerful message of hope."Dallas Morning News

"Gripping, courageous, and inspiring."Philadelphia Inquirer

"After you've read it, pass it on...The Pact is a book that should never end up on a shelf because it is probably the most important book for African-American families that has been written since the protest era...Besides their personal stories, the doctors share practical steps that can be useful to a circle of friends in making their own pact...Get The Pact. It just may change a teen's future."Chicago Sun-Times

"They are an inspiration to young people everywhere, and their message is one that can transform the world."Billy Cosby


Great book! — Frank Rich, NY Times