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Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary (Revolutionary Lives)
by Gerald Horne

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    List Price: $80.00
    Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780745335315
    Imprint: Pluto Press
    Publisher: Pluto Press
    Parent Company: Pluto Press
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    Book Description:
    A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages: these could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived. Yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling of social justice led him to abandon both the NFL and Hollywood and become one of the most important political activists of his generation, a crusader for freedom and equality who battled both Jim Crow and Joseph McCarthy.

    In Paul Robeson, Gerald Horne discovers within Robeson’s remarkable and revolutionary life the story of the twentieth century’s great political struggles: against racism, against colonialism, against poverty—and for international socialism. This critical and searching biography provides an opportunity for readers to comprehend the triumphs and tragedies of the revolutionary progressive movement of which Robeson was not just a part, but perhaps its most resonant symbol.


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