Between the World and Me


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"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In Tremble for My Country, Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings -- moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of ...

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Chris L

Jan 9, 2018

Absolutely essential for white folks like me

I am 76 and have never before been exposed to what it is like to grow up black, especially grow up as a black male. This is an eye opener. Short, punchy, specific and very well written. I gave it as a Christmas present to my grown children. Coates writes it as a letter to his son. I have started to reread my copy. Buy now. Read it. Give it as a gift.

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