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Ellis Cose: An Author You Should Know

Author Ellis Cose (l) with childhood buddy Verdeen White of Earth White and Fire

Ellis Cose’s most recent book, Bone to Pick [2005], is a wide-ranging look at a number of societies—the United States, Ghana, South Africa, East Timor, and Peru among them—and their ways of coping with cruelty and pain.

Aso check out Cose’s very compelling interviews with Tony Brown and C-SPAN:


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