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Have anyone heard of a book called Coal by J.Jason Grant

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This book was written in the mid 1970's.I have heard it was awesome.The lead character is a black cowboy.I haven't been able to find any info on the author.Would appreciate any info or get someone's take on the book who have read it.Thanks

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Anika99, the most recent publication of Jason's book I could find a record of was from 1985 pubed by Holloway House the ISBN's are

0870677187

9780870677182

Jason Grant's saga of a renegade cowboy named Coal, who went from slave to be called "El Diablo Negro" (The Black Devil). An unforgettable portrait of one of the many ex-slaves who became cowboys.

There are many sources with which you can use the information to find this book (many use the same data), but you can look around deeper in the search results and maybe you'll get lucky.

I'm curious why are you looking for THIS particular book?

If you are interested in similiar stories you might consider Leonce Gaither's I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang: http://aalbc.com/authors/leonce_gaiter.html

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Anika99, the most recent publication of Jason's book I could find a record of was from 1985 pubed by Holloway House the ISBN's are

0870677187

9780870677182

Jason Grant's saga of a renegade cowboy named Coal, who went from slave to be called "El Diablo Negro" (The Black Devil). An unforgettable portrait of one of the many ex-slaves who became cowboys.

There are many sources with which you can use the information to find this book (many use the same data), but you can look around deeper in the search results and maybe you'll get lucky.

I'm curious why are you looking for THIS particular book?

If you are interested in similiar stories you might consider Leonce Gaither's I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang: http://aalbc.com/authors/leonce_gaiter.html

From the reviews on amazon...this sounds like a special book and i was curious about the author.I have not read the book yet.I'm going to see if the library has it.I haven't been able to find anything on the author.I don't know if he's still alive but i'm definitely going to check this book out.Check out the reviews on amazon herehttp://www.amazon.com/Coal-Jason-Grant/dp/087067718

I heard about this book a little while back...usually i don't care for westerns but i feel this one maybe different.

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Cool, but with so many other books that are actually available I would not fixate too much on this particular title. Besides, Amazon customer reviews not not exactly the most reliable.

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Yes, my name is also Jason Grant...That's my Pops!

& Very unapologetically, it's the best work of Black Fiction ever written!

Ahhhhh....bless your heart for stopping by.I still haven't had a chance to read it though.The library here doesn't carry it and it was quite expensive to get else where due to it being out of print.

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This book was written in the mid 1970's.I have heard it was awesome.The lead character is a black cowboy.I haven't been able to find any info on the author.Would appreciate any info or get someone's take on the book who have read it.Thanks

 I know that this post is old, but this post is how I found this site. Anyway, I was in a bookstore and skimming through the Western section when it caught my eye. I have read this book several time and love it. I wish my copy wasn't so battered from my reading it. Sadly I don't think that Hollywood could ever capture the true greatness of this book if it was turned into a movie...

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Guest Made me proud to know he and your mom

Jason, is your mom Etta? She was my mentor and boss for many years. Etta gave me a copy of Coal when it was first published in the 70's and I read it. Coal was well written and kept me interested from beginning to end. You were in elementary school then. Coal made me proud to know your parents. I've been looking for a copy because mine was lost years ago.  Wanted to share it with my family. 

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On September 24, 2011 11:27:03 PM, anika99 said:

This book was written in the mid 1970's.I have heard it was awesome.The lead character is a black cowboy.I haven't been able to find any info on the author.Would appreciate any info or get someone's take on the book who have read it.Thanks

I read it about 20 years ago. and I couldn't

put it down.

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I know that it is a very strong possibility that this will never be read,however I have been in LOVE with this book FOREVER. Sadly I can not find one under $379. If I could afford it I would have it, NO DOUBT. I've tried to hint about it being a nice birthday present. But with the economy as it is I don't think that will happen. Should anyone know where I can get a decent copy at a more reasonable price please email me at sajby55@gmail.com I know this may sound silly to some but I have always felt that it was one of the most beautiful LOVE STORIES that I ever read.  

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Guest Coals #1 fan

Hello Coal is the best book I've ever read and also have long to find a company as mine is work out. Mr Grant I would love to get in touch with you and discuss somethings about your father's book

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The book is awesome, I mean the best cowboy book in the World no hold bars!!!!!!!! If I had my way, Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee would sit in a room, with me there of course and create the movie together. Each of them bring there A+ game. Picture that combination, working with that story.

 

 

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Guest Larry

This book is awesome!! I read it several years ago and I have searched for it and now I'm getting close to havong my oen copy. 

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Guest John

This book is out of print. I found two used copies, one for $717.00 on amazon.com, and one for $290.00 on AbeBooks.com.

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With the number of other great books still in print, it is lost on me why anyone would consider paying hundreds or dollars to read this particular book, or to even obtain a physical copy of it.  If anyone disagrees I'm open to opposing opinions.

 

@Getemchip there seems to be an opportunity to make some money here.  Do you have a few copies of your dad's book laying around?

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