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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Having previously dabbled in the theories and writings of Rousseau , Thomas
Paine , and Voltaire , I had added a little polish to my iconoclastic stance , without
, however , bothering too much to understand their affirmative positions .
To understand what is at stake here , and to understand it in terms of the life of
this nation , is to know the central fact that the relationship between black and
white in America is a power equation , a power struggle , and that this power
You have to try to understand what ' s bugging you , you know . But really , I don '
t believe that I understand anything about anything , when you get right down to it
. But I ' m stuck with myself and I accept my own thoughts about things .
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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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