James Baldwin

  • by David Leeming
  • Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
  • 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is a biography of James Baldwin, author, one-time preacher, and civil rights activist. He chose David Leeming, a close friend and colleague, to write his biography and granted him access to his correspondence. Leeming traces his life from his birth in Harlem in 1924 to his self-imposed exile in Europe, his later years as political activist, and his public funeral in 1987.


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inspiring, tragic and heroic

A well written and performed audio book. Baldwin is an inspiring and heroic figure . His life seemed to me to be a striving for the freedom to love and be loved, personally and nationally. I recognise the messy contradictions, hopes and despair of this all too familiar feature of human experience. There is often a tragic undertone to this necessary struggle and this is clear in Baldwin's life and times.
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- Forever hopefull

James Baldwin Review

l found this book very good and a greater understanding of a complex genius, and a man of love without exception!!!!
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- Michael Gayle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios