Claude Brown’s Manchild in the Promised Land (1965)

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Mentioned in my previous post and here for your enjoyment is the classic memoir, Manchild in the Promised Land  (1965) by Claude Brown. This beautifully worn 1st edition copy was also found in the same Bushwick thrift shop as the previous post’s Hustler. The sartorial sense of the brothers on the front cover (check the two tone car coat, cropped slacks and chucks combo) is what first caught my eye, not to mention the classic signage of the old Loews Theater and the Harlem Lanes. The title of the book is beautifully written on the cover which gives it a decidedly personal quality and brings to mind why I’m drawn to things with character and history.

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4 Responses to “Claude Brown’s Manchild in the Promised Land (1965)”

  1. its pretty nice book good job!!!!

  2. I love old pictures of Harlem. 🙂

  3. This Is TIGHT!!!!

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