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Verfasser/in: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Verlag: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2008.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons through inner-city adolescence--and through Baltimore in  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Physisches Format Online version:
Coates, Ta-Nehisi.
Beautiful struggle.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2008
(OCoLC)608208248
Name: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN: 9780385520362 0385520360
OCLC-Nummer: 190784908
Beschreibung: 223 : map ; 22 cm.
Verfasserangabe: Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons through inner-city adolescence--and through Baltimore in the Age of Crack--and into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free. Among his brood of seven, his main challenges were Ta-Nehisi, spacy and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all-too-ready for the challenges of the streets. This book follows their divergent paths, and their father's steadfast efforts to keep them whole in a world that seemed bent on their destruction.--From publisher description.

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