Delivering to
Author Sam Greenlee

African American Life: The Spook Who Sat by the Door (Paperback)

Average Rating:out of 5 stars
Write a review
Walmart # 567403439
$28.45$28.45
Free delivery

Arrives by Monday, Aug 24

Pickup not available

Sold & shipped bythebookpros

Highlights

Book FormatPaperback
AuthorAuthor Sam Greenlee
Publication DateMay, 1989
ISBN-139780814322468
GenreLiterary Criticism/American - African American
<p>A classic in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a comment on the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy. </p> <p></p>Dan Freeman, the &quot;spook who sat by the door,&quot; is enlisted in the CIA's elitist espionage program. Upon mastering agency tactics, however, he drops out to train young Chicago blacks as &quot;Freedom Fighters&quot; in this explosive, award-winning novel. <p></p>As a story of one man's reaction to ruling-class hypocrisy, the book is autobiographical and personal. As a tale of a man's reaction to oppression, it is universal. <p></p>

About This Item

We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it.

A classic in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a comment on the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy.

Dan Freeman, the "spook who sat by the door," is enlisted in the CIA's elitist espionage program. Upon mastering agency tactics, however, he drops out to train young Chicago blacks as "Freedom Fighters" in this explosive, award-winning novel.

As a story of one man's reaction to ruling-class hypocrisy, the book is autobiographical and personal. As a tale of a man's reaction to oppression, it is universal.

African American Life: The Spook Who Sat by the Door (Paperback)

Specifications

Series Title
African American Life
Publisher
Wayne State University Press
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
256
Author
Author Sam Greenlee
Title
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
ISBN-13
9780814322468
Publication Date
May, 1989
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
0814322468

Customer Reviews

Average Rating:(4.5)out of 5 stars
5 stars
1
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

An intense, gritty rea...

An intense, gritty read! I liked the quote from Time on the back of the book, "Blends James Bond parody with wit and rage." That about sums it up! Dan Freeman is one cool cat! Go Cobras!!!

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Customer Q&A

Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

Ask a question

If you would like to share feedback with us about pricing, delivery or other customer service issues, please contact customer service directly.

Policies & Plans

Pricing policy

About our prices
We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it. See more details atOnline Price Match.

webapp branch
Electrode, Comp-caa06086-a56b-4fc7-a11a-08a7225ac525, DC-wus-prod-a3, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-36.5.0, SHA-1e7e562741c42b3e4340c969ae68540802a9ebd4, CID-ebb42b90-008-173d53adef8986, Generated: Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:57:52 GMT