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The Resource The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

Label
The Fire Next Time
Title
The Fire Next Time
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Subject
Summary
An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selectionA national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. "Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of literature
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Baldwin, James
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction
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The Fire Next Time
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:03c689dd-af03-4990-aaee-ac56476798bd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780804149723
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Fire Next Time
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:03c689dd-af03-4990-aaee-ac56476798bd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780804149723
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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