Fine in Fine dust jacket. Binding, DJ and Contents are almost like new.; First Printing of the First Edition. 9-1/8" Tall, 275pp. Smooth black boards, bright silver spine lettering. MEMOIR. "Cornel West is one of America's most provocative and admired public intellectuals. This book, BROTHER WEST, is like its author: brilliant, unapologetic, full of passion, yet cool. This poignant memoir traces West's transformation from a schoolyard Robin Hood into a progressive cultural icon. From his youthful investigation of the 'death shudder' to why he embraced his calling of teachintg over preaching, from his three marriages and his two precious children, to his near-fatal bout with prostate cancer, West illuminates what it means to live as 'an aspiring bluesman in a world of ideas, and a jazzman in the life of the mind'. "...Music credits. 8-p b/w photo section. Index.