Soul On Fire Author:Eldridge Cleaver How could Eldridge Cleaver, with his background – militant, violent, criminal – expect the public to believe that he is now a Christian? — _Soul on Fire_ answers the questions that have confronted the public mind ever since this ex-Black Panther returned to America to face trial. — In _Soul on Fire_, Eldridge Cleaver tells of his childhood and you... more »ng adulthood; the years that shaped him into the man he was to become.
Here is the tumult and violence of the 60's – from the viewpoint of one of that decade's most notorious outlaws; a viewpoint that will surprise some and outrage others.
Here is Eldridge Cleaver's personal account of his cloak-and-dagger escape into exile; a flight toward the "worker's paradises" of communism – the doctrine that he came to espouse as the answer for America's problems.
_Soul on Fire_ is a chronicle of high hopes and noble aspiration – and the shattering disillusionment which resulted from the unique close-up look into the governments of North Korea, North Vietnam, China, Russia, Cuba, and the Third World which Eldridge, as revolutionary, was afforded.
_Soul on Fire_ reveals the marvelous paradox that became Eldridge Cleaver's life, once he found the answer he had – unaware – been looking for all along. For here is his account of being a free man in Paris, yet miserable to the point of near-suicide; and returning to a jail cell in California, yet being happy to the point of tears.
_Soul on Fire_ is a story for the times, for it includes the drama of so much of recent history – the hopes, the dreams, the political and spiritual seeking that have occupied young and old alike.
Has Eldridge Cleaver really experienced something that offers an answer to his – and a generation's – seeking? In _Soul on Fire_, you'll find the answers – from the man himself.« less