The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P Newton, in a dazzling graphic package Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P Newton s famous and oft quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America s Black Panther Party, which is recognizing its 50th anniversary in October 2016 From Newton s impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail, Revolutionary Suicide is smart, unrepentant, and thought provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators....
|Title||:||Revolutionary Suicide: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Classics Reprint edition September 29, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||971 KB|
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Revolutionary Suicide: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Reviews
In the wake of the recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, a critical eye has again been placed on police in America. And in light of police response to Cleveland Browns player Andrew Hawkins' support for Tamir Rice and John Crawford and the overt authoritarian attitudes of American police in general, Huey Newton's words are powerfully relevant today and an essential historical read.
Black Panther Party for Self Defense co-founder Huey Newton has written an excellent autobiography, and, in the process, given us an even finer grained and more complete picture of the Black Panthers.
Revolutionary suicide is a book about a misunderstood, troubled but nonetheless less brillant man who is known as Huey Percy Newton. Huey Newton was man that was vilified, feared, hated, but also loved by many. It is almost impossible not to find yourself intertwined into the words this many spoke. Nothing is left out of this book. Every emotion, every fear, every hope, every vulnerability is outlaid before the reader. Huey P Newton was a man who lived without fear, he was a man that lived as if death was not a possibility but rather an inevitable reality. Even with the idea that eventually his life would come to an end he fought tirelessly and mercilessly to liberate the people. This book outlays the foundation of what we know now as The Black Panther Party For Self Defense. From it's inception as a group of a few individuals who sought to make a change to the saveage and unjust treatment by the police towards the people in the black community to a nationwide phenomena that grabbed America by its throat and refused to release it's grip. This book has a number of hidden jewels in it that lead to research which even more so helps the reader understand why The BPP was so imperative in America during that time and why even more so now than every before a group like the BPP is needed today. In this book you will learn of Huey Newton's less than humble beginnings, from a young man who goes as far as refusing to learn due to what he perceived as an outright attempt to make black children feel inferior in the school system to a teenager who has frequent brushes with the law and is involves in petty crime who graduates high school borderline illiterate, to a young man that discovers the wonders of reading which helped him learn the philosophies and ideologies which helped shaped the formation of the BPP. I myself consider Huey P Newton a philosophical genius as many of his ideals were quite enlightening and helped awaken my consciousness. In this book you get the unfiltered truth of what went on during the days of the panthers such as the numerous illegal activities committed by law enforcement, the shooting which almost led to the death of Huey, the the infighting which eventually tore the BPP apart, but apart from the negative there are several smile evoking moments in the book, such as the numerous times huey used the law to defend himself against the police, the rallies which the BPP organized, the response from the people when Huey is jailed and also when he is released from prison. i suggest this book for anyone who enjoys the subjects of black power, U.S. history, Law, and revolution. There is no putting this book down.
Wow! There's so much I didn't know about this dynamic man and the Black Panther Party of Defense (BPP). The book is an easy read; however, Huey had a vast vocabulary, so be prepared to lookup the definitions of the words he used. I love that most of the chapters are short (3-6 pages) and the stories are super compelling. I'm saddened that the efforts of the BPP are still needed today in 2016.