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Beautiful Struggle A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood

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ISBN-10: 0385527462

ISBN-13: 9780385527460

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ta-Nehisi Coates

List price: $16.00
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An exceptional father-son story about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us. 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 adolescenceand through the collapsing civilization of Baltimore in the Age of Crackand into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free.…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

TA-NEHISI COATES is a blogger for TheAtlantic.com. He is a former staff writer atThe Village VoiceandTime,andhas contributed to TheNew York Times Magazine,The Atlantic,and numerous other publications.  He lives in New York City.