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Architect Paul Revere Williams has designed some of the most imposing houses in California's glossy Beverly Hills, but he cannot live there himself. He has designed a score of luxury hotels and swank spas, but he knows that few would welcome him as a guest. As one of Los Angeles' top five architects, he could afford a mansion, but he lives in a somewhat rundown part of town. Paul Williams is a Negro.

Architect Williams never wasted time brooding about the handicaps of color. Long ago he decided that a Negro, in order to succeed at anything, had to work twice...

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