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The Resource The beautiful struggle : a memoir, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The beautiful struggle : a memoir, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Label
The beautiful struggle : a memoir
Title
The beautiful struggle
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Title variation
beautiful struggle
Title variation remainder
a father, two sons and an unlikely road to manhood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence and through the collapsing civilization of Baltimore in the Age of Crack, and into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free. Among his brood of seven, his main challenges were Ta-Nehisi, spacey and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all-too-ready for the challenges of the streets. The Beautiful Struggle follows their divergent paths through this turbulent period, and their father's steadfast efforts assisted by mothers, teachers, and a body of myths, histories, and rituals conjured from the past to meet the needs of a troubled present to keep them whole in a world that seemed bent on their destruction
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Dewey number
975.26
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
F189.B153
LC item number
C63 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Fathers and sons
  • Street life
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Fathers and sons
  • Street life
  • Maryland
Label
The beautiful struggle : a memoir, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn297421058
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780385520362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)297421058
Label
The beautiful struggle : a memoir, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn297421058
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780385520362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)297421058

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