Long Time Gone:A Black Panther's True-Life Story of His Hijacking and Twenty-Five Years in Cuba

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After more than 25 years of Cuban exile, a former high-ranking Black Panther breaks his silence with this moving, dramatic autobiography.

Long Time Gone is the riveting story of one man s journey from his dirt-poor childhood in Franklin, Louisiana to his coming of age on the streets of Oakland, California. Along the way, Brent grows steadily more politically aware of the way his own individual course is bound up with the destiny of African-Americans generally. Brent s intuitive ...

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Overview

After more than 25 years of Cuban exile, a former high-ranking Black Panther breaks his silence with this moving, dramatic autobiography.

Long Time Gone is the riveting story of one man s journey from his dirt-poor childhood in Franklin, Louisiana to his coming of age on the streets of Oakland, California. Along the way, Brent grows steadily more politically aware of the way his own individual course is bound up with the destiny of African-Americans generally. Brent s intuitive resentment of unjust and abusive authority marked him as a troublemaker from an early age. It would leave its stamp on his character as a man.

Now sixty-five years old, William Lee Brent looks back at his turbulent past, from the shootout with the San Francisco police that lead to his hijacking of a plane to Cuba, to his years in exile

Throughout his adventures, Brent reveals himself as a man of integrity and honesty. Despite his disillusionment, much of his revolutionary faith has remained, and he remains a rebel. His book is as revealing of the apocalyptic politics of the late 1960 s as it is of the disappointment that, in the end, would be the fate of society s utopian dream.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595002887
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,503,052
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
1 Childhood 3
2 California 34
3 Black Panthers 81
4 Shootout 113
5 Skyjack 133
6 Havana 147
7 Hijack House 167
8 High Top, Low Stubble 189
9 Huey in Havana 222
10 Each One Teach One 241
11 Flight Without End 257
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