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ISBN: 0684864185 / ISBN-13: 9780684864181

Manchild in the Promised Land

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  • Manchild in the Promised Land (Touchstone Books) – Trade paperback (1999)
    by Claude Brown

    Manchild in the Promised Land

    Trade paperback, Touchstone Books
    1999
    English
    416 pages

    ISBN: 0684864185
    ISBN-13: 9780684864181

    "Manchild in the Promised Land" is indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem 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 the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem -- the children, young ... Show more

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Reviews of Manchild in the Promised Land

Overall customer rating: 5.000
ArtisticChild

Great Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by ArtisticChild on Feb 19, 2011

?Manchild in the Promise Land,? a classically written autobiography by author Claude Brown in which he significantly discusses to each viewer the actualities of life, furthermore; nicely detailing how life is lived in the ghetto communities in America. As I began reading, I found myself emotionally attached to his literature because of his injection of factuality in which was nicely vaccinated into the body of his composition. The author truly and compositionally poured every inch and ounce of experiences that he had encountered during his lifespan on God?s green earth into the cup of veracious literacy. Claude Brown openly reveals to each reader life experiences, furthermore, the book begins to inform initially readers about his life as an adolescent. Nevertheless, the author informs each reader about the destruction of his community in which was caused by poverties, inebriations (drugs and alcohols), illegal organization and performances (crimes). The author basically reveals to his audience the ups and downturns of living in ghetto. Furthermore, after my completion of reading the entire book, I would like to say finally that this is a book for all ages. Nevertheless, this book that is based on real life experiences. ?Manchild in the Promise Land? is a classic book!

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manchild in the promised land

i read this book in junior high school and never forgot it. i had my adult daughter read it a few years ago,she loved it too i wish i could have met mr. brown and i wish he could have lived longe and wrote more

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