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The Resource Last man standing : the tragedy and triumph of Geronimo Pratt, Jack Olsen

Last man standing : the tragedy and triumph of Geronimo Pratt, Jack Olsen

Label
Last man standing : the tragedy and triumph of Geronimo Pratt
Title
Last man standing
Title remainder
the tragedy and triumph of Geronimo Pratt
Statement of responsibility
Jack Olsen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Last Man Standing is a chronicle of the twenty-seven-year struggle to break a conspiratorial abuse of power and free one of America's most famous political prisoners." "In 1968, twenty-year-old Elmer Gerard "Geronimo" Pratt returned from Vietnam with a chest full of medals and a Purple Heart into the most heated racial climate in American history. Taking advantage of the G.I. Bill, Pratt enrolled at UCLA, where the Black Panther Party was busy recruiting. Propelled by a diverse group of African Americans, the Panther agenda was a volatile mix of black rage, black pride, altruism, idealism, and violence. Under the charismatic leadership of Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, and Bunchy Carter, Pratt rose to the rank of Deputy Minister of Defense and became leader of the Los Angeles Chapter. The Panthers did not go unnoticed by J. Edgar Hoover. In the era of enemies' lists, his FBI drew up its own list of Panthers to be "neutralized" and began a systematic counterintelligence program to undermine black solidarity. Geronimo Pratt headed Hoover's list. When an FBI informer within the Panther party agreed to testify that Pratt murdered a young woman at a Santa Monica tennis court, his days as a free citizen came to an end."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olsen, Jack
Dewey number
  • 979.4/9400496073/0092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.P73
LC item number
O47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pratt, Elmer Geronimo
  • Black Panther Party
  • Pratt, Elmer Geronimo
  • United States
  • African American political activists
  • Political activists
  • False imprisonment
  • United States
Label
Last man standing : the tragedy and triumph of Geronimo Pratt, Jack Olsen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43662155
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780385493673
Lccn
00029436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Last man standing : the tragedy and triumph of Geronimo Pratt, Jack Olsen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43662155
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780385493673
Lccn
00029436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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