Soul on Ice
Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1992 - 242 pages
The now-classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience.
By turns shocking and lyrical, unblinking and raw, the searingly honest memoirs of Eldridge Cleaver are a testament to his unique place in American history. Cleaver writes in Soul on Ice, "I'm perfectly aware that I'm in prison, that I'm a Negro, that I've been a rapist, and that I have a Higher Uneducation." What Cleaver shows us, on the pages of this now classic autobiography, is how much he was a man.
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... confrontation that Washington would not have tolerated, it would have signaled
the capitulation of the militant white South. As it turned out, the March on
Montgomery was a show of somewhat dim luster, stage-managed by the
The white man turned the white woman into a weak-minded, weakbodied,
delicate freak, a sex pot, and placed her on a pedestal; he turned the black
woman into a strong self-reliant Amazon and deposited her in his kitchen—that's
the secret ...
Then he turned and faltered slowly away from the table. We watched him walk
away. He stopped and looked back at us, as if he half-expected, half-hoped, for
us to call him back. Then he turned and faded from our sight, from our lives.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - davadog13 - LibraryThing
What began as a genuinely compelling look at a young man with a lot of anger and little direction, became a story of a man completely sure of himself, and almost entirely unrelatable. I definitely ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing
I think that you have to read and consider this book as a product of its times (originally published in 1968). I mean, everyone who cares knows that Eldridge Cleaver went on to become a member of the ... Consulter l'avis complet
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