Revolution or Death by Justin Gifford audiobook

Revolution or Death: The Life of Eldridge Cleaver

By Justin Gifford
Read by Corey Allen

Recorded Books, Inc., Recorded Books Inc. 9781613739112

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705004968

  • ISBN: 9781665004299

Runtime: 13.02 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Nominated for the Reading the West Book Award

A remarkable biography that examines the notorious Black revolutionary meticulously within the context of his changing times

Charismatic, brilliant, and courageous, Eldridge Cleaver built a base of power and influence that struck fear deep in the heart of White America. It was therefore shocking to many left-wing radicals when Cleaver turned his back on Black revolution, the Nation of Islam, and communism in 1975.

How can we make sense of Cleaver’s precipitous decline from a position as one of America’s most vibrant Black writers and activists? And how do his contradictory identities as criminal, party leader, international diplomat, Christian conservative, and Republican politician reveal that he was more than just a traitor to the advancement of civil rights?

Author Justin Gifford obtained exclusive access to declassified files from the French police, the American embassy, and the FBI, as well as Kathleen Cleaver’s archive, to answer these questions about a man far more compelling and complex than anyone has given him credit for.

In a country defined by its extreme political positions on the right and left, Cleaver embodied both ideologies in pursuit of his conflicting ideals.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A spectacularly well-researched and gripping account of a highly charismatic and deeply flawed figure, the historical moments when he was center stage, and his precipitous fall.” Jeffery Haas, author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton
“A sad story but a deeply American one, and Gifford tells it powerfully.” San Francisco Chronicle
“An illuminating study of a complex, memorable historical figure.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Justin Gifford

Author Bio: Justin Gifford

Justin Gifford is an author and an associate professor of English literature at the University of Nevada, Reno. His books include Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim and Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English