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Title Manchild in the Promised Land
Author Claude Brown
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-01-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781451626674
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title Manchild in the Promised Land
Author Claude Brown
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-09-28
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 416
ISBN 1451626177
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by William M. Washington

Title Manchild in the Promised Land
Author William M. Washington
Publisher Cliff Notes
Release Date 1971-11-23
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 96
ISBN 0822008114
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Includes the life of Claude Brown, a list of characters, critical commentaries, character analyses, and more.

Manchild In The Promised Land Notes by William M. Washington

Title Manchild in the Promised Land Notes
Author William M. Washington
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1971
Category
Total Pages 95
ISBN OCLC:4200937
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Manchild in the Promised Land
Author Claude Brown
Publisher Signet
Release Date 1965
Category Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Total Pages 415
ISBN UOM:39015005690097
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by Claude Brown

Title The children of Ham
Author Claude Brown
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1977
Category Social Science
Total Pages 267
ISBN 0553102257
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall

Title Makes Me Wanna Holler
Author Nathan McCall
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-01-26
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780307787682
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

Title The Spook who Sat by the Door
Author Sam Greenlee
Publisher Wayne State University Press
Release Date 1990
Category Fiction
Total Pages 248
ISBN 0814322468
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The CIA's first Black officer uses his training in organizing a ghetto army to destroy white America

Man Child In The Not So Promised Land by Apostle Michael Sterling

Title Man Child in the Not So Promised Land
Author Apostle Michael Sterling
Publisher Xulon Press
Release Date 2019-12-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 274
ISBN 1545680434
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
Author Oscar Zeta Acosta
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2013-02-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780307831675
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 Envy Of The World by Ellis Cose

Title The Envy of the World
Author Ellis Cose
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2002-02-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780743436946
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Shaft The Original Novel by Ernest Tidyman

Title Shaft The Original Novel
Author Ernest Tidyman
Publisher Dynamite
Release Date 2016-07-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9781524100193
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Who is John Shaft? John Shaft is a private eye. John Shaft is a black man made of muscle and ice, and he has no prejudices. John Shaft will kill anyone... black or white. When the cloistered daughter of Harlem's crime boss discovers the true nature of her father's work, she runs off to be as bad as Dad. By the time she disappears, she's into sex, liquor, dope, and a few other scenes. Now, Big Daddy wants Shaft to get his baby back. The tough, take-no-guff detective goes to work... and the Mafia, the Black militants, the NYPD, and City Hall go to work on him. The original and unabridged Shaft novel by Ernest Tidyman, the 1970 tour de force of hardboiled crime fiction that introduced an unsuspecting world to a cultural icon.

D Angelo S Voodoo by Faith A. Pennick

Title D Angelo s Voodoo
Author Faith A. Pennick
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2020-03-05
Category Music
Total Pages 136
ISBN 9781501336522
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title One Punch from the Promised Land
Author John Florio
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2013-08-29
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780762797684
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by Mary Antin

Title The Promised Land
Author Mary Antin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-06-23
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 316
ISBN 1646790162
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Addicts Who Survived by David T. Courtwright

Title Addicts Who Survived
Author David T. Courtwright
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
Release Date 2013-01-25
Category History
Total Pages 433
ISBN 9781572339767
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 vital and often compelling human dimension to the story of drug use and law enforcement. The material will be of great value to other specialists, such as those interested in the history of organized crime and of outsiders in general." —H. Wayne Morgan, Journal of Southern History "This book represents a significant and valuable addition to the contemporary substance abuse literature. . . . this book presents findings from a novel and remarkably imaginative research approach in a cogent and exceptionally informative manner." —William M. Harvey, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs "This is a good and important book filled with new information containing provocative elements usually brought forth through the touching details of personal experience. . . . There isn't a recollection which isn't of intrinsic value and many point to issues hardly ever broached in more conventional studies." —Alan Block, Journal of Social History

How To Eat To Live by Elijah Muhammad

Title How to Eat to Live
Author Elijah Muhammad
Publisher Secretarius Memps
Release Date 1996-04
Category Cooking
Total Pages 123
ISBN 1884855164
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
Author Jeff Hobbs
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-07-28
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 406
ISBN 9781476731919
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Visible Man by George F. Gilder

Title Visible Man
Author George F. Gilder
Publisher Ics Press
Release Date 1995
Category Political Science
Total Pages 208
ISBN UOM:39015041852636
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new edition--with a new Preface by the author--of Gilder's seminal first book--the true story of Sam, a young, black ex-Marine whose charm and intelligence cannot keep him out of serious trouble. Gilder's indictment of the welfare system as a key element in what went wrong with Sam's life rings disturbingly true.

A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

Title A Small Place
Author Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2000-04-28
Category History
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781466828834
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ." So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.