Hard stuff: the autobiography of Coleman Young

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Sure to fire as much controversy as the man himself continues to do, this fearless portrait of the mayor who rescued Detroit and became the spokesman for urban American and a symbol of 20th-century black history is a metaphor for our society. Photos.

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HARD STUFF: The Autobiography of Coleman Young

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A timely but stubbornly selective autobiography of Detroit's five-time African-American mayor, written with Wheeler (coauthor of Hank Aaron's I Had A Hammer, 1991). The authors tell the parallel ... Read full review

Hard stuff: the autobiography of Coleman Young

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Young provides a detailed and painfully frank account of his life, from his early years in Alabama to his tenure as mayor of Detroit. Rich in historical texture, these reflections cover the migration ... Read full review


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