Manchild in the Promised Land Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Manchild in the Promised Land


  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-01-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451626674

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Manchild in the Promised Land Book Description :

Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages.

Manchild in the Promised Land Book
Score: 4.5
From 16 Ratings

Manchild in the Promised Land


  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-09-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 1451626177

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Manchild in the Promised Land Book Description :

With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time—the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and 1950s, and a seminal work of modern literature. Published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Alex Haley, this thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown’s childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem—the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown’s time, but also because of its inspiring message. Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who “made it,” the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man.

Manchild in the Promised Land Book

Manchild in the Promised Land


  • Author : William M. Washington
  • Publisher : Cliff Notes
  • Release Date : 1971-11-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0822008114

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Manchild in the Promised Land Book Description :

Includes the life of Claude Brown, a list of characters, critical commentaries, character analyses, and more.

Manchild in the Promised Land Book

Manchild in the Promised Land


  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher : Signet
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005690097

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Manchild in the Promised Land Book Description :

Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem -- the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown's time, but also because the book is affirmative and inspiring. Here is the story about the one who "made it," the boy who kept landing on his feet and became a man.

The children of Ham Book

The children of Ham


  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 0553102257

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Makes Me Wanna Holler Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Makes Me Wanna Holler


  • Author : Nathan McCall
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-01-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307787682

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Makes Me Wanna Holler Book Description :

One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America, this is the story of Nathan McCall, who began life as a smart kid in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighborhood. Yet by the age of fifteen, McCall was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career that five years later would land him in prison for armed robbery. In these pages, McCall chronicles his passage from the street to the prison yard—and, later, to the newsrooms of The Washington Post and ultimately to the faculty of Emory University. His story is at once devastating and inspiring. For even as he recounts his transformation, McCall compels us to recognize that racism is as pervasive in the newsroom as it is in the inner city, where it condemns so many black men to prison, to dead-end jobs, or to violent deaths. At once an indictment and an elegy, Makes Me Wanna Holler became an instant classic when it was first published in 1994. Now, some two decades later, it continues to bear witness to the great troubles—and the great hopes—of our nation. With a new afterword by the author

Man Child in the Not So Promised Land Book

Man Child in the Not So Promised Land


  • Author : Apostle Michael Sterling
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 1545680434

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Man Child in the Not So Promised Land Book Description :

This memoir is a riveting account of a destined life that would have been cut short had it not been for the power of one woman's prayer life and unyielding faith in God. Her intercession is the wind that still blows today through her man child who has become an unwavering Apostolic voice to nations. This story teaches you to never give up on your children. Vivian Phillips, Author Revival in the Pews I watched my baby brother go from an abandoned child, to a youth captured by the hustle of the streets, to a life completely turned around by our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Then he was elevated to the pinnacle of a champion in the earth realm. His life is a miracle and it is a blessing and inspiration to walk with him. Bishop Claudia Marshall Dr. Michael P. Sterling, is an Apostle of God, who has walked fearlessly through a life of abject poverty, crime, rebellion and abandonment to a place of apostolic leadership spanning over 38 years. His leadership on five-fold ministry and revelation on the Kingdom of God has allowed him to masterfully equip, train, activate and deploy five-fold apostles, prophets and ministers. This process of maturation is accomplished through prophetic and apostolic schools he planted in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Philadelphia, Arizona, Liberia - Africa, and the Netherlands. He is the author of the status quo shatterer "Upon This Rock: Revival of the Five-Fold Ministry", the Christian Counseling Workbook", and "The Five-Fold Ministry and the School of the Prophets Study Guide". . He is an apostolic father to many, and the founder and visionary of Kingdom of God Apostolic & Prophetic Ministries International in Phoenix, Arizona.

Addicts Who Survived Book

Addicts Who Survived


  • Author : David T. Courtwright
  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9781572339767

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Addicts Who Survived Book Description :

The authors employ the techniques of oral history to penetrate the nether world of the drug user, giving us an engrossing portrait of life in the drug subculture during the "classic" era of strict narcotic control. Praise for the hardcover edition: "A momentous book which I feel is destined to become a classic in the category of scholarly narcotic books." —Claude Brown, author of the bestseller, Manchild in the Promised Land. "The drug literature is filled with the stereotyped opinions of non-addicted, middle-class pundits who have had little direct contact with addicts. These stories are reality. Narcotic addicts of the inner cities are both tough and gentle, deceptive when necessary and yet often generous--above all, shrewd judges of character. While judging them, the clinician is also being judged." —Vincent P. Dole, M.D., The Rockefeller Institute. "What was it like to be a narcotic addict during the Anslinger era? No book will probably ever appear that gives a better picture than this one. . . . a singularly readable and informative work on a subject ordinarily buried in clichés and stereotypes." —Donald W. Goodwin, Journal of the American Medical Association " . . . an important contribution to the growing body of literature that attempts to more clearly define the nature of drug addiction. . . . [This book] will appeal to a diverse audience. Academicians, politicians, and the general reader will find this approach to drug addiction extremely beneficial, insightful, and instructive. . . . Without qualification anyone wishing to acquire a better understanding of drug addicts and addiction will benefit from reading this book." —John C. McWilliams, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography "This study has much to say to a general audience, as well as those involved in drug control." —Publishers Weekly "The authors' comments are perceptive and the interviews make interesting reading." —John Duffy, Journal of American History "This book adds a vit

Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo


  • Author : Oscar Zeta Acosta
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307831675

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Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo Book Description :

Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo," a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. Written with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this book is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic sixties, of taking on impossible cases while breaking all tile rules of courtroom conduct, and of scrambling headlong in search of a personal and cultural identity. It is a landmark of contemporary Hispanic-American literature, at once ribald, surreal, and unmistakably authentic.

The Spook who Sat by the Door Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Spook who Sat by the Door


  • Author : Sam Greenlee
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0814322468

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The Spook who Sat by the Door Book Description :

The CIA's first Black officer uses his training in organizing a ghetto army to destroy white America

D   Angelo   s Voodoo Book

D Angelo s Voodoo


  • Author : Faith A. Pennick
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501336522

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D Angelo s Voodoo Book Description :

Voodoo, D'Angelo's much-anticipated 2000 release, set the standard for the musical cycle ordained as "neo-soul," a label the singer and songwriter would reject more than a decade later. The album is a product of heightened emotions and fused sensibilities; an amalgam of soul, rock, jazz, gospel, hip-hop, and Afrobeats. D'Angelo put to music his own pleasures and insecurities as a man-child in the promised land. It was both a tribute to his musical heroes: Prince, Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye, J Dilla...and a deconstruction of rhythm and blues itself. Despite nearly universal acclaim, the sonic expansiveness of Voodoo proved too nebulous for airplay on many radio stations, seeping outside the accepted lines of commercial R&B music. Voodoo was Black, it was definitely magic, and it was nearly overshadowed by a four-minute music video featuring D'Angelo's sweat-glistened six-pack abs. "The Video" created an accentuated moment when the shaman lost control of the spell he cast.

The Envy of the World Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Envy of the World


  • Author : Ellis Cose
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743436946

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The Envy of the World Book Description :

With an eloquence and compassion reminiscent of James Baldwin's Letter to My Nephew, Ellis Cose presents a frank and realistic examination of the daunting challenges facing black men in twenty-first-century America and offers a way out of the cycle of defeatism and despair that wreaks havoc on America's black communities. Black men have never had more opportunity for success than they do today. Yet, as Ellis Cose bluntly puts it, "We are watching the largest group of black males in history stumbling through life with a ball and chain wrapped around their legs. If brought together in one incorporated region, the population of black males behind bars would instantly become the twelfth largest urban area in America." Add to that the ravages of AIDS, murder, poverty, and illiteracy, the raging anger between many black men and women, and the widening gap separating the black elite from the so-called underclass, and you have a prescription for a paralyzing pessimism. But even as he acknowledges the systemic obstacles that confront black men of all social strata, Ellis Cose refuses to accept them as reasons for giving up or giving in. In powerful and stirring prose, Cose rails against the historical worldview that has categorized academic achievement as a source of shame instead of pride in many black communities; he also outlines steps black males can take to enhance their odds for success. With insightful anecdotes about a broad range of black men -- from Franklin Raines, the first black man to run a Fortune 500 company, to unlettered ex-prisoners -- Cose documents the amazing journey the black race has made, and contemplates the challenges ahead. Both a warning of the vast social tragedy that is wasted black potential and a vital call to arms that can enable black men to reclaim their destiny, The Envy of the World is an honest and important book for anyone concerned about the future of America.

One Punch from the Promised Land Book

One Punch from the Promised Land


  • Author : John Florio
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2013-08-29
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762797684

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One Punch from the Promised Land Book Description :

It was 1976 when Leon and Michael Spinks first punched their way into America’s living rooms. That year, they became the first brothers to win Olympic gold in the same Games. Shortly thereafter, they became the first brothers to win the heavyweight title: Leon toppled The Greatest, Muhammad Ali; Michael beat the unbeatable Larry Holmes. With a cast of characters that includes Ali, Holmes, Mike Tyson, Gerry Cooney, Dwight Qawi, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and dozens of friends, relatives, and boxing figures, ONE PUNCH FROM THE PROMISED LAND tells the unlikely story of the Spinks brothers. Their rise from the Pruitt-Igoe housing disaster. Their divergent paths of success. And their relationship with America. The book also uncovers stories never before made public: the big paydays, the high living, the backroom deals. It’s not afraid to tackle an issue rarely discussed: Does the heavyweight title deliver on its promise to young men in the inner city? This is the definitive story of Leon and Michael Spinks. And a cross-examination of heavyweight boxing in 20th century America.

The Promised Land Book

The Promised Land


  • Author : Mary Antin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 1646790162

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The Moulin Rouge and Black Rights in Las Vegas Book

The Moulin Rouge and Black Rights in Las Vegas


  • Author : Earnest N. Bracey
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2009-01-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786452514

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The Moulin Rouge and Black Rights in Las Vegas Book Description :

Originally opened in May 1955, the Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino quickly rose in popularity as Las Vegas’ first racially-integrated hotel and casino. Sammy Davis, Jr., Louis Armstrong, and other A-list black singers and musicians performed at the Moulin Rouge on a regular basis, and for once they were allowed to spend the night in the same hotel where they performed. This book explains the important role that the hotel-casino played in early desegregation efforts in Las Vegas. With the Moulin Rouge as the backdrop, it provides an analysis of the evolution of race-relations in Las Vegas, including a detailed account of the landmark 1960 desegregation agreement. Finally, it examines recent efforts to rebuild and renovate the historic establishment.

Pimp Book
Score: 4.5
From 27 Ratings

Pimp


  • Author : Iceberg Slim
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1451617143

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Pimp Book Description :

“[In Pimp], Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I’ve ever heard in my life.” —Dave Chappelle, from his Nextflix special The Bird Revelation Pimp sent shockwaves throughout the literary world when it published in 1969. Iceberg Slim’s autobiographical novel offered readers a never-before-seen account of the sex trade, and an unforgettable look at the mores of Chicago’s street life during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. In the preface, Slim says it best, “In this book, I will take you, the reader, with me into the secret inner world of the pimp.” An immersive experience unlike anything before it, Pimp would go on to sell millions of copies, with translations throughout the world. And it would have a profound impact upon generations of writers, entertainers, and filmmakers, making it the classic hustler’s tale that never seems to go out of style.

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace Book
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace


  • Author : Jeff Hobbs
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476731919

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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace Book Description :

Traces a young man's effort to escape the dangers of the streets and his own nature after graduating from Yale, describing his youth in violent 1980s Newark, efforts to navigate two fiercely insular worlds and life-ending drug deals. 75,000 first printing.

Level Zero Heroes Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Level Zero Heroes


  • Author : Michael Golembesky
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250030412

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Level Zero Heroes Book Description :

A New York Times Best seller! In Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban's grip on the Valley. What started out as a routine mission changed when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop that had gone terribly wrong. In this one moment, the focus and purpose of the friendly forces at Forward Operating Base Todd, where Team 8222 was assigned, was forever altered as a massive clearing operation was initiated to break the Taliban's stranglehold on the valley and recover the bodies. From close-quarters firefights in Afghan villages to capturing key-terrain from the Taliban in the unforgiving Afghan winter, this intense and personal story depicts the brave actions and sacrifices of MSOT 8222. Readers will understand the hopelessness of being pinned down under a hail of enemy gunfire and the quake of the earth as a 2000 lb. guided bomb levels a fortified Taliban fighting position. A powerful and moving story of Marine Operators doing what they do best, Level Zero Heroes brings to life the mission of these selected few that fought side-by-side in Afghanistan, in a narrative as action-packed and emotional as anything to emerge from the Special Operations community contribution to the Afghan War.

Sag Harbor Book
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings

Sag Harbor


  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0385529392

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Sag Harbor Book Description :

From the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s. Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own. The summer of ’85 won’t be without its usual trials and tribulations, of course. There will be complicated new handshakes to fumble through and state-of-the-art profanity to master. Benji will be tested by contests big and small, by his misshapen haircut (which seems to have a will of its own), by the New Coke Tragedy, and by his secret Lite FM addiction. But maybe, just maybe, this summer might be one for the ages.