The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland

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Product Details

Price
$28.99  $26.67
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062910608

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About the Author

Based in Los Angeles, Walter Thompson-Hernández began his career with the New York Times in 2018 and reports for the paper's multi-media reporting team covering subcultures and off-beat communities around the world. He has also written for NPR, Fusion, The Guardian, Remezcla, and other media outlets, and has reported from six continents and throughout the United States. He attended the University of Portland and received his Master's degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. Before working for the New York Times he was enrolled in the U.C.L.A. Chicano Studies Ph.D. program.

Reviews

"Walter Thompson-Hernández has written a book for the ages: a profound and moving account of what it means to be black in America that is awe inspiring in its truth-telling and limitless in its empathy. Here is an American epic of black survival and creativity, of terrible misfortune and everyday resilience, of grace, redemption and, yes, cowboys."--Junot Díaz, Pulitzer prize-winning author of This is How You Lose Her
"Thompson-Hernández's portrayal of Compton's black cowboys broadens our perception of Compton's young black residents, and connects the Compton Cowboys to the historical legacy of African Americans in the west. An eye-opening, moving book."--Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures