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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Before me and adjacent to the sidewalk was a shoeshine stand facing in my
direction . A jukebox was blaring a tune of the times and I got caught up in the
music as I walked along . I was kind of walking in time to the music . Sitting up on
Today we stand on the verge of sweeping change in this wretched landscape of
a thousand little fragmented and ineffectual groups and organizations unable to
work together for the common cause . The need for one organization that will give
The Eunuch on my left said to the Infidel : " Your trouble , old Lazarus , is that you
can ' t stand the sight of the slavemaster ' s blood . ” The Infidel looked surprised .
“ The world , ” he said slowly , “ cannot stand another bloodbath . ” “ The world ...
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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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