Nine Lives of A Black Panther

Nine Lives of A Black Panther

A Story of Survival

Book - 2014
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"In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, hundreds of SWAT officers engaged in a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles-based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Five hours and 5,000 rounds of ammunition later, three SWAT team members and three Black Panthers lay wounded. For the Panthers and the community that supported them, the shootout symbolized a victory, and a key reason for that victory was the actions of a 19-year-old rank-and-file member of the BPP: Wayne Pharr. Nine Lives of a Black Panther tells Pharr's riveting story of life in the Los Angeles branch of the BPP and gives a blow-by-blow account of how it prepared for and survived the massive attack. He illuminates the history of one of the most dedicated, dynamic, vilified, and targeted chapters of the BPP, filling in a missing piece of Black Panther history and, in the process, creating an engaging and hard-to-put-down memoir about a time and place that holds tremendous fascination for readers interested in African American militancy"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781613749166
1613749163
Branch Call Number: 322.42 PHA
Characteristics: x, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Joeyrods000
May 10, 2015

Are you kidding me! It sounds like your are goorifying violent acts against the police with the description. Is this the message Chicago is trying to convey to young minds? Isn't theipre enough violence in the world?

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