The Spook who Sat by the Door: A Novel
A classic in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a comment on the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 60s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy.
Dan Freeman, the "spook who sat by the door," is enlisted in the CIA's elitist espionage program. Upon mastering agency tactics, however, he drops out to train young Chicago blacks as "Freedom Fighters" in this explosive, award-winning novel.
As a story of one man's reaction to ruling-class hypocrisy, the book is autobiographical and personal. As a tale of a man's reaction to oppression, it is universal. A publication in the African American Life series.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing
An intense, gritty read! I liked the quote from Time on the back of the book, "Blends James Bond parody with wit and rage." That about sums it up! Dan Freeman is one cool cat! Go Cobras!!! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
The Spook Who Sat by the Door tells the story of Dan Freeman, an intelligent and 'naturally athletic' man from the ghetto who becomes the first black CIA agent, then resigns and returns home to ... Read full review