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

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Author / Creator:Coates, Ta-Nehisi.
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2008.
Description:227 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Subject:Coates, Ta-Nehisi.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi.
African Americans -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography.
African Americans -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Social conditions.
Fathers and sons -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography.
Street life -- Maryland -- Baltimore.
African Americans.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Fathers and sons.
Street life.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Biography.
Maryland -- Baltimore.
Format: Print Book
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Summary: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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Call Number: F189.B153C63 2008
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