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all said and done, Marion Barry has been read his political obituary.”

“lessons are applicable to other pro sports—and other cities.”

—Max Rodriguez, the Quarterly Review of Books

San Diego union-tribune

“Brilliant Insights”

the last of the Black emperors

The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in the New Age of Black Leaders

Jonetta Rose Barras

“This honest and in-depth look at the life and times of our national capital’s most tenacious mayor not only helps us to better under- stand Marion Barry the man, but it also vividly expresses the unique political and social character of one of the last surviving city-states. Jonetta Rose Barras’s book will forever stand as a historical analysis of the politics of the post-civil rights era and a prophecy for the future of American blacks in our nation’s political framework.”

  • aRmstRonG williams, nationally syndicatEd columnist, authoR oF

Beyond Blame

“Marion Barry has done his stubborn best to clothe himself in a hopefully impenetrable cloak of insufferable hubris and racial pride. With clarity, passion, and often outright dismay, Jonetta Rose Barras unravels Barry’s cloak—and shows that this particular emperor is about as naked as naked gets.” —aRthuR J. maGida, authoR oF propheT oF rage: a liFe oF louiS Farrakhan and hiS naTion

“A hard-hitting assessment . . . and a tough-minded profile that is not en- tirely negative.” —PuBlishERs wEEkly

“A well-researched analysis; highly recommended for political science col- lections. —liBRaRy JouRnal (ann BuRns)

978-0-963124-66-1 $24.00 Hardcover

“Back Room Deals”

glory For Sale

Fans, Dollars and the New NFL

Jon Morgan

“Morgan paints a stinky scenario of back-room deals, broken promises, and fans held hostage for publicly funded stadiums that do little for the taxpayers. Every sports fan should read this, if only to fully realize how little they matter in the world of professional sports. An important book.” Booklist

“Morgan’s thorough account will likely have fans questioning their loyalties.” PuBlishERs wEEkly

“Necessary for developing an understanding of today’s NFL.” liBRaRy JouRnal

Glory For Sale is no jock-sniffing book. Morgan builds it with well-re- searched political anecdotes to trace the football legacies—and eventual collision course—of the two great NFL cities of Baltimore and Cleveland. And he enhances the stadium debate with superb profiles of the stadium and political players.” dEnvER Post

978-0-963124-65-4 $19.95 Paperback

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