King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

by WIl Haygood

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King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by WIl Haygood

Before Barack Obama, Colin Powell, and Martin Luther King, Jr., there was Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. — the most celebrated and controversial black politician of his generation. An astute businessman known as "Mr. Civil Rights," he represented Harlem for twenty-four years in the House of Representatives. He was a man of the cloth and a civil rights leader, but Powell's reputation for flamboyance, arrogance, and womanizing made him his own worst enemy. In this towering and definitive biography, acclaimed journalist Wil Haygood paints a vivid portrait of one of black America's most memorable dignitaries.

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ISBN-13: 9780060842413
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/07/2006
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 641,671
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.32(d)

About the Author

Wil Haygood is an award-winning writer for the Washington Post. He is also the author of In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. and his family memoir, The Haygoods of Columbus.

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