No Name in the Street (audiobook)

5.0 hrs • 4 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 04/18/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 04/18/17 9781538425367
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 04/18/17 9781538425381
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“If Van Gogh was our nineteenth-century artist-saint, James Baldwin [is] our twentieth-century one.”

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“More eloquent than W. E. B. Du Bois, more penetrating than Richard Wright…It contains truth that cannot be denied.”

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“Characteristically beautiful…He has not himself lost access to the sources of his being—which is what makes him read and awaited by perhaps a wider range of people than any other major American writer.”


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