Adam Clayton Powell, Jr: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma

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Traces the career of the congressman from Harlem who became an early spokesman for civil rights but ended his career in political disgrace

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ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, JR.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma

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The first full-length biography—and likely the authoritative one for years to come—of the flamboyant black congressman who, as civil-rights gadfly and as libertine, exemplified the gap between our ... Read full review

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: the political biography of an American dilemma

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Powell (1908-72) fused a complex mix of temperament and tactics into a discomforting, loud leadership of racial protest that insistently exposed the gap between American principle and performance ... Read full review


An American Dilemma and a Political Career
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