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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Coming a week after the alleged exposé of the alleged plot to dynamite the
Statue of Liberty , Washington Monument , and the Liberty Bell , a plot
supposedly hatched by discontented blacks , the assassination of Malcolm X had
put new ideas ...
At the moment I declared myself for Malcolm X , I had some prestige among the
Muslims in the prisons of California , because of my active role in proselytizing
new converts and campaigning for religious freedom for Muslim convicts . We
Malcolm X did , and black convicts know that the ascension to power of Malcolm
X or a man like him would eventually have revolutionized penology in America .
Malcolm delivered a merciless and damning indictment of prevailing penology .
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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 - abergsman - LibraryThing
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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