Soul on Ice
McGraw-Hill, 1968 - 210 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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Brothers , ” he said to all of us one day , “ Brother Eldridge should not be allowed
to hold any position until he ' s been a Muslim for seven years . He ' s got the
Mark of the Beast on him . Look at his eyes — he ' s got the devil ' s eyes .
He had little difficulty dissociating himself from the black slaves , and he could not
conceive of their positions being reversed or even ... Those whites who were not
in a position to perform these functions nevertheless aspired to them . The ideal ...
high positions were brusquely kicked out into the streets and herded along with
the masses of blacks into the ghettos and ... It has taken a hundred years to
struggle up from that level of cool - out to the miserable position that black
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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
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It is difficult to give a rating to this book without also assessing Eldridge as a person. Consulter l'avis complet
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