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Manchild in the promised land

Author: Claude Brown
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Touchstone trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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One of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time, Manchild in the Promised Land is the thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem. It has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Claude Brown; Claude Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Brown
ISBN: 9781451631579 145163157X
OCLC Number: 784003378
Notes: "A Touchstone Book."
Includes reading group guide.
Description: x, 402 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Claude Brown ; with a new introduction by Nathan McCall.

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One of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time, Manchild in the Promised Land is the thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem. It has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem--the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. -- Publisher's description.

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