A Taste of Power: Elaine Brown


‘I have all the guns and all the money. I can withstand challenge from without and from within. Am I right, Comrade?’ So said Elaine Brown on becoming the first female leader of the Black Panther Party in 1974. By that time the group had grown from a small local outfit into a national revolutionary movement, described by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover as ‘the greatest threat to the internal security of the country’. Brown’s gripping memoir charts her rise from an impoverished neighbourhood in Philadelphia, through a political awakening during a bohemian adolescence, and on to her time as a foot soldier for the Panthers and her ascent into its upper echelons.

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Author Elaine Brown Published by Penguin Classics ISBN 9780241537343 EAN 9780241537343 Bic Code BM|BGHA| Cover Paperback

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