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King of the Cats The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr

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ISBN-10: 0060842415

ISBN-13: 9780060842413

Edition: 2006

Authors: W. I. l. Haygood

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Before Barack Obama, Colin Powell, and Martin Luther King, Jr., there was Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. -- the most celebrated and controversial black politician of his generation. An astute businessman known as "Mr. Civil Rights," he represented Harlem for twenty-four years in the House of Representatives. He was a man of the cloth and a civil rights leader, but Powell's reputation for flamboyance, arrogance, and womanizing made him his own worst enemy. In this towering and definitive biography, acclaimed journalist Wil Haygood paints a vivid portrait of one of black America's most memorable dignitaries.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.32" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Wil Haygood is an award-winning writer for the Washington Post . He is also the author of In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. and his family memoir, The Haygoods of Columbus .

List of Illustrations
Prologue: The Young Thinkers
Colgate, 1926-1930
Young Adam Powell, 1930-1945
Interlude: Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.
The Succession
The Rise of a Phoenix, 1945-1952
Shifting Ground, 1953-1957
The Glory, 1957-1963
And the Power, 1964-1966
The Fall, 1967-1968
Redemption by the Constitution, 1969-1972