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Former Black Panther information minister Eldridge Cleaver was a complex man who inspired profound adulation, love, rage, and, among many, fear. Target Zero brings Cleaver's controversial story into focus through his own words. This books charts Cleaver's life through his writings: his quiet childhood, his youth spent in prison, his startling emergence as a Black Panther l ...more
paper, 368 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2006)
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Edited by Kathleen Cleaver, this book is a selective compilation of Eldridge Cleaver's writing. It opens with his prison classics, and large excerpts from Soul on Ice. Also included are several examples of personal correspondence, and his excellent interview with Playboy Magazine. It closes with an address he gave after his conversion to born-again Christianity, followed by a tribute from his "running buddy," Cecil Brown.

Kathleen Neal Cleaver edited the volume, and her introduction, together wit
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Leroy Eldridge Cleaver, better known as Eldridge Cleaver, was a writer and political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.

In 1958 he was put in jail for rape. There he was given a copy of The Communist Manifesto. When he got released he joined the Black Panther Party. He then joined the Oakland-based Black Panther Party, serving as Minister of Information, or spokesperso
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