Black Genius: Inspirational Portraits of African-American Leaders

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Price
$16.95
Publisher
Skyhorse Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
512
Dimensions
6.08 X 8.92 X 1.48 inches | 1.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781602393691

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About the Author

Dick Russell has written for such varied publications as Time, Sports Illustrated, and the Village Voice.His books include The Man Who Knew Too Much, Black Genius, and On the Trail of the JFK Assassins. He is also the coauthor of several New York Times bestsellers, including American Conspiracies, 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read, and They Killed Our President.

Reviews

Russell's work is a significant contribution to African-American studies. The connection he makes between James Baldwin and Fredrick Douglass, for example, is both relevant and highly perceptive. -- David Leeming, author of James Baldwin
Dick Russell melds exhaustive historical research with fresh and revealing contemporary interviews. The combination creates a window on African-American genius and geniuses that has never been opened. This is an astonishing book. --Richard Newman, Fellows Officer of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University and author of Everybody Say Freedom: Everything You Need to Know About African-American History
Black Genius, Dick Russell's panoramic tribute to the spirit and achievement of the black community, is at once a chronicle of and an oral recital by many of the African-American creators who stoked and influenced American culture. Mr. Russell does not beleaguer that oft-maligned term "genius," instead, crisscrossing disciplines and time, he offers an eloquent tapestry that weaves historical account, critical assessments, anecdotes, and a chorus of personal observations and testaments from living artists that dispels any doubt about his subjects' virtuosity or their sense of community. Working and reworking his central theme, Russell has created a vibrant narrative composition in which the stirring voices of black intellectuals and artists echo like soloists in an eloquent Ellington suite. --Mel Watkins, author of On the Real Side: The History of African-American Humor
African-American studies. The connection he makes between James Baldwin and Fredrick Douglass, for example, is both relevant and highly perceptive. -- David Leeming, author of James Baldwin
tribute to the spirit and achievement of the black community, is at once a chronicle of and an oral recital by many of the African-American creators who stoked and influenced American culture. Mr. Russell does not beleaguer that oft-maligned term "genius," instead, crisscrossing disciplines and time, he offers an eloquent tapestry that weaves historical account, critical assessments, anecdotes, and a chorus of personal observations and testaments from living artists that dispels any doubt about his community. Working and reworking his central theme, Russell has created a vibrant narrative composition in which the stirring voices of black intellectuals and artists echo like soloists in an eloquent Ellington suite. --Mel Watkins, author of On the Real Side: The History of African-American Humor