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The beautiful struggle : a father, two sons, and an unlikely road to manhood

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 why tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence--and through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ta-Nehisi Coates; Ta-Nehisi Coates
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN: 9780385520362 0385520360 9780385527460 0385527462
OCLC Number: 1003888357
Description: 227 pages : map, genealogical table ; 22 cm
Responsibility: 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 why tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence--and through the collapsing civilization of 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, spacey and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all too ready for the challenges of the streets. The Beautiful Struggle follows their divergent paths through this turbulent period, and their father's steadfast efforts--assisted by mothers, teachers, and a body of myths, histories, and rituals conjured from the past to meet the needs of a troubled present--to keep them whole in a world that seemed bent on their destruction."--

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