- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 360 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
- Publication Date: 30/09/2008
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780143105329
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Review by lobotomy42
Revolutionary Suicide is largely the autobiography of Huey P. Newton. Despite the promise of the Introduction, there is very little theory present. Nonetheless, as autobiographies go, this is an intriguing one. Newton is a genuine Marxist-Maoist and his interpretation of how that ideology can benefit black Americans is not one that is spoken of much these days. Seeing him apply these ideas throughout his life and actually living his beliefs reminds one of how different the political climate is today. An engaging, if uneven, read.
Review by a1abwriter
I had been searching for this book for a while when I found it on the shelf, at B&N of all places. The sad thing is, growing up in Oakland California and reading other books about Huey and the panthers, alot of this things written I already knew of or about.I recommend this book to anyone whom comes across it, but have not read anything or little to nothing about Huey or the panthers. If you are in that unique position where you are searching for first hand information about Mr. Newton or the panthers, get this. Its a great read and very inspiring