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- DescriptionOn the strength of his previous books and columns, Newsweek contributing editor Ellis Cose has already staked a reputation as one of America's premier thinkers and boldest writers. Now, with THE ENVY OF THE WORLD, Cose demonstrates that he is also an author of extraordinary empathy and pragmatism, delivering the most lucid, personal and acclaimed book of his career. THE ENVY OF THE WORLD details the particular ways black men come to internalise the disdain and fear directed at them by society as a whole. Even as he frankly contends with such dire issues as drug abuse, incarceration, criminal activity, misogyny and chronic ecomic inequality, Cose also considers the significance of the progress that has been made, particularly in recent decades. Featuring the comments and experiences of men who represent the vast spectrum of black experience, from the first black man to head a Fortune 500 company and the first black grandmaster of chess, to unkwn drug dealers and jailed youths, this book challenges us in its careful, crystalline prose to rethink who we are and what we've become as a society.
- Author BiographyEllis Cose is the author of Color Blind, The Rage of a Privileged Class, The Best Defence, and The Darden Dilemma. A columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek, he began his journalism career at nineteen as a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. He lives in New York City.
- Author(s)Ellis Cose
- PublisherSimon & Schuster
- Date of Publication06/01/2003
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWashington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight165 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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