The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir

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Powerfully evocative, Coates recalls life of struggle on the edge of chaos, and what is was like to be a young black man in desperate times. Ta Nehisi grew up in 1980s Baltimore when the city was on the verge of chaos: drugs, gangs and the constant threat of violence haunted the young black man's life wherever he went. A boy need to learn the knowledge fast and Coates's father, Paul, was a fine teacher: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian, an autodidact who launched a publishing ...

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir 2016, Verso Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781784785345

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The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir 2009, Spiegel & Grau, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780385527460

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