A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story

A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story

Brown's account of her life at the highest levels of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. More than a journey through a turbulent time in American history, this is the story of a black woman's battle to define herself....

Title:A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385471077
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  • Ciara

    elaine brown was appointed charperson of the black panther party in the 70s, after huey p. newton was sent packing off to jail again. she headed up the party during a fractious period in its history. ...

  • Rosa

    A Taste Of PowerThis book is a more than a memoir, it is a classic tragedy. In A Taste Of Power, Elaine Brown recounts her life and exeperiences in the Black Panther Party. From the very first chapter...

  • Shernell

    This was an amazing story. It was very eye-opening and brillant....

  • HeavyReader

    Wow! This book is important!Elaine Brown, once leader of the Black Panther Party, tells the story of her life, both before and during her days with the party. She tells of the misogyny of the male Pan...

  • ryo narasaki

    I learned about one version of the Panthers' many histories, unfiltered by the pinball machine that was my capitalist american-dream education in this nation's history. A Taste of Power was organized ...

  • Joe

    Wow, I can't say enough about how great this book is. On the surface level, it's well-written, well-organized, and very clear. There are some things I wish she had included more details about, but the...

  • Andrea

    As revealing in what she can see as what she can't see, this was an incredibly illuminating account of the black panthers. Both the fierceness of their ideals and the fierceness of their flaws. And a ...

  • sasha

    I don't think I can recommend this book enough. Elaine Brown's autobiography is moving, captivating, and unexpected. Although I knew when all the assassinations of Panthers like John Huggins and Bunch...

  • Maya B

    I was not really sure how to rate this book. Its a book of her life as well as an account of what life was like as a light skin black female and to also be the first female leader in the black panther...

  • Teri

    Update: Rating changed to 5 stars because of my love for this book. Despite my rating change, my original opinions still stand.Brown grows up like many black leaders I’ve read about, trying to do we...