Angela Davis, An Autobiography

Angela Davis, An Autobiography

Published by International Publishers in 2020, 400 pages (N8004X1)

This book is a modern printing of Angela Davis's autobiography, which was first published in the 1970's.

From the rear side cover: The two women wait for the darkest part of night. Only then will they feel safe enough to leave the little house in Echo Park. Outside there may be men with guns or warrants - or both. When the dark is at its deepest, the two women step outside. One of them is Angela Davis. With this scene, a most remarkable woman opens her story.

From a childhood on Dynamite Hill in Bir­mingham, Alabama, to one of the most signifi­cant political trials of the century, Angela Davis describes in full the story of her life: from Carrie A. Tuggle Elementary School to the U. S. Com­munist Party; from her political activity in a New York high school to the Soledad Brothers; from the faculty of the Philosophy Department at UCLA to the FBI's list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.

In spite of voluminous print devoted to Angela Davis, a curious privacy has always sur­rounded her-a privacy still intact. Until this publication, no one had managed to provide us with the while story: What was her childhood really like? How deep were the influences of a Southern and a European education? What pre­cipitated her into political activism? What was her relationship with the Soledad Brothers? How did she elude the FBI? Where did she go? What did she do? Who helped her?

This book tells not only what happened, but more important, how she felt about the events, the people, and herself. A powerful and commanding story told with warmth, brilliance, humor and conviction. Of the turbulent sixties, Angela Davis is the last and, perhaps, the only triumphant figure.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have one or two very minor scuffs but are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound.