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"Disquieting...often poignant" (Time), an "engrossing" (Newsweek) exploration of racial attitudes in America, as illumined by the case of Edmund Perry: a seventeen-year-old black honors student from Harlem who, soon after being graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, perhaps the nation's most prestigious prep school, was killed by a young white plainclothes policeman whom he and a companion allegedly tried to mug.

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"Anson probes the problems that attended the uprooting of the brothers from a deprived background to the upper-class environment of their schools; and he raises questions as to whether the worlds of black and white in the U.S. are capable of reconciliation." Publishers Weekly

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"Mr. Anson is interested in exploring Edmund Perry's short life, and especially his education...the irony that someone who had already traveled so for would end up lying on a sidewalk so close to where he had grown up, a cop's bullet in his belly." New York Times Book Review

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"Compelling...a portrait of 'cultural schizophrenia' and a detailed account of a teenager who tried, unsuccessfully, to keep a foot in two different worlds." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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"Unfolds like a detective story." Chicago Sun-Times

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"Profoundly disturbing." Kansas City Star

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"[A] compelling account of the life and death of a Harlem teenager." Library Journal

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An exploration of how Edmund Perry, a 17 year old black honors student from Harlem, was killed soon after graduation by a young white plain clothes policeman in an alleged mugging attempt.

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klons1, December 14, 2006 (view all comments by klons1)
I enjoy how the writer delved into Perry's life and brought it full circle noting all the complex elements in this young man's short life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394757070
Author:
Anson, Robert Sam
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Crime and criminals
Subject:
Afro-american students
Subject:
Police shootings -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Police shootings.
Subject:
African American students
Subject:
African American teenagers
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Criminals -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Perry, Edmund,
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
Bulletin 30
Publication Date:
19880531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.03x5.24x.77 in. .59 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780394757070 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Anson probes the problems that attended the uprooting of the brothers from a deprived background to the upper-class environment of their schools; and he raises questions as to whether the worlds of black and white in the U.S. are capable of reconciliation." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Mr. Anson is interested in exploring Edmund Perry's short life, and especially his education...the irony that someone who had already traveled so for would end up lying on a sidewalk so close to where he had grown up, a cop's bullet in his belly."
"Review" by , "Compelling...a portrait of 'cultural schizophrenia' and a detailed account of a teenager who tried, unsuccessfully, to keep a foot in two different worlds."
"Review" by , "Unfolds like a detective story."
"Review" by , "Profoundly disturbing."
"Review" by , "[A] compelling account of the life and death of a Harlem teenager."
"Synopsis" by , An exploration of how Edmund Perry, a 17 year old black honors student from Harlem, was killed soon after graduation by a young white plain clothes policeman in an alleged mugging attempt.
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