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San Francisco selects book from UC Press for One City One Book

For its 13th annual One City One Book selection, the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) has chosen a book published by UC Press: Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

One City One Book: San Francisco Reads is an annual citywide literary event that encourages members of the San Francisco community to read the same book at the same time and then discuss it in book groups and at events throughout the city. To make it available to readers, SFPL has purchased 300 copies of “Black Against Empire” for distribution across its library system.

Winner of a 2014 American Book Award, “Black Against Empire” is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. It analyzes key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the revolution, why the party grew most rapidly during the height of repression, and why allies abandoned the party at its peak of influence.

Read more about the SFPL’s selection.

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