King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Before Barack Obama, Colin Powell, and Martin Luther King, Jr., there was Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. -- the most celebrated and controversial black politician of his generation. An astute businessman known as "Mr. Civil Rights," he represented Harlem for twenty-four years in the House of Representatives. He was a man of the cloth and a civil rights leader, but Powell's reputation for flamboyance, arrogance, and womanizing made him his own worst enemy. In this towering and definitive biography, acclaimed journalist Wil Haygood paints a vivid portrait of one of black America's most memorable dignitaries.
Houghton Mifflin Co.
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Haygood , W. (1993). King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co..