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Brown, Claude 1937-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 174 publications in 10 languages and 7,408 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Performer, Illustrator
Classifications: E185.97.B86, 309.17471
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Claude Brown
The children of Ham by Claude Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up Black by Bill Adler( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineties with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last three decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians, and inner-city gang members
Manchild in the promised land by Claude Brown( Book )

52 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time'the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and 1950s, and a seminal work of modern literature. Published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Alex Haley, this thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem'the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown's time, but also because of its inspiring message. Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who "made it," the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man
Manchild revisited : a commentary by Claude Brown by Claude Brown( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Claude Brown discusses his views on urban crime among young Black men. Shows scenes of shoot-outs, arrests, street and prison scenes, and interviews with prison personnel, police officers, city officials, and others. Also shows urban criminals growing up in predominantly single-family homes with street pimps and drug pushers serving as role models and prison as a sign of manhood
Mijn Harlem by Claude Brown( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in 5 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The streets of Harlem : black author Claude Brown analyzes the urban ghetto( Recording )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Brown recreates the struggle of the ghetto youth from the inside, describes the slums as a resident, chronicles violence as a participant, and offers his candid views on the real leaders in the ghettos
Los hombres de la tierra prometida by Claude Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manchild in the promised land; notes by William M Washington( Book )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the life of Claude Brown, a list of characters, critical commentaries, character analyses, and more
Harlem ou la terre promise by Claude Brown( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue butterfly : inspired by a true story( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of Pete, a ten-year-old boy suffering from cancer. His greatest wish is catch the most beautiful butterfly known, the rare and mythical morpho, found only in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Deep in the jungle Pete and Alan (entomologist) must overcome numerous dangers, hardship and pain. The Blue Butterfly is the story of a boy with a dream so compelling that everyone involved in its pursuit will be changed forever
Confederate devil John by Claude Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ram Switzerland by Claude Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kinder von Harlem Roman by Claude Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barn af Harlem by Claude Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lan die fei wu = The blue butterfly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten year old boy, ill with cancer, wishes to see a very rare Mexican butterfly
Addicts who survived : an oral history of narcotic use in America, 1923-1965 by David T Courtwright( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors employ the techniques of oral history to penetrate the nether world of the drug user, giving us an engrossing portrait of life in the drug subculture during the "classic" era of strict narcotic control. Praise for the hardcover edition: "A momentous book which I feel is destined to become a classic in the category of scholarly narcotic books."--Claude Brown, author of the bestseller, Manchild in the Promised Land. "The drug literature is filled with the stereotyped opinions of non-addicted, middle-class pundits who have had little direct contact with addicts. These stories are reality. Narcotic addicts of the inner cities are both tough and gentle, deceptive when necessary and yet often generous--above all, shrewd judges of character. While judging them, the clinician is also being judged."--Vincent P. Dole, M.D., The Rockefeller Institute. "What was it like to be a narcotic addict during the Anslinger era? No book will probably ever appear that gives a better picture than this one. ... a singularly readable and informative work on a subject ordinarily buried in clich & eacute;s and stereotypes."--Donald W. Goodwin, Journal of the American Medical Association " ... an important contribution to the growing body of literature that attempts to more clearly define the nature of drug addiction. ... [This book] will appeal to a diverse audience. Academicians, politicians, and the general reader will find this approach to drug addiction extremely beneficial, insightful, and instructive. ... Without qualification anyone wishing to acquire a better understanding of drug addicts and addiction will benefit from reading this book." --John C. McWilliams, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography "This study has much to say to a general audience, as well as those involved in drug control." --Publishers Weekly "The authors' comments are perceptive and the interviews make interesting reading." --John Duffy, Journal of American History "This book adds a vital and often compelling human dimension to the story of drug use and law enforcement. The material will be of great value to other specialists, such as those interested in the history of organized crime and of outsiders in general." --H. Wayne Morgan, Journal of Southern History "This book represents a significant and valuable addition to the contemporary substance abuse literature. ... this book presents findings from a novel and remarkably imaginative research approach in a cogent and exceptionally informative manner." --William M. Harvey, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs "This is a good and important book filled with new information containing provocative elements usually brought forth through the touching details of personal experience. ... There isn't a recollection which isn't of intrinsic value and many point to issues hardly ever broached in more conventional studies." --Alan Block, Journal of Social History
Claude Brown reads from Manchild in the promised land( Recording )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Brown, April 3, 1985( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Le cirque du soleil : histoires by Claude Sales( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Legal, documentation and regulatory issues of credit derivatives by Claude Brown( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Claude Brown Amerikaans romanschrijver (1937-2002)

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Manchild in the promised landConfederate devil JohnAddicts who survived : an oral history of narcotic use in America, 1923-1965October cities : the redevelopment of urban literatureContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community