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ISBN: 155652384X
Author: Lewis Cole,David Hilliard
Language: English
Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books; Unabridge Version edition (April 1, 2001)
Pages: 480
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.9
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Just as David Hilliard's candid life story illuminates this revolutionary movement, it sheds light on America's present racial and political troubles. Hilliard's experiences encapsulate an entire generation. Born in the forties, the twelfth child in a poor but intact Alabama family, he began life as. The traditional Southern black culture was ending.

David Hilliard (born May 15, 1942) was a member of the Black Panther Party. He was Chief of Staff in the party. He became a visiting instructor at the University of New Mexico in 2006. He also is the founder of the Dr. Huey P. Newton foundation. David Hilliard was born on May 15, 1942 in Rockville, Alabama to Lela and Lee Hilliard. David had six brothers and five sisters: Theodore, Allen, Nathaniel, Van, Roosevelt, Arthur, Rose Lee, Sweetie, Dorty Mae, Vera Lee, and Eleanora

This Side of Glory book. Great story but the Black Panthers scare me with their logic of safety and defense.

This Side of Glory book. This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hilliard and the Story of the Black Panther Party.

Former Black Panther Party Chief-of-Staff Hilliard-responding to the 1989 death of his childhood friend and .

Former Black Panther Party Chief-of-Staff Hilliard-responding to the 1989 death of his childhood friend and Panther founder Huey Newton-looks back at the Party and the world in which its members came of age. Growing up poor in racist Alabama, Hilliard-who, with the aid of Cole (Never Too Young to Die, 1988, et., writes his memoir in the present tense-absorbs the prevailing assumption that violence is the norm, but doesn't absorb his family's strong work ethic

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Hilliard exposes his life as if there's a gun to his head. I found myself flinching at some of the events. This Side Of Glory is an excellent biography and chapter of history of an organization that changed the face of this nation. Although, Hilliard is candid on a major portion of his life, there are others in which he is less forthcoming, making the absences of these events and/or people all the more glaringly obvious. These reluctances do not hinder or slow the pace of the story Hilliard is determines to tell. Read To Be Determined’s description of This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hilliard and the Story of the Black Panther Party.

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This side of glory : the autobiography of David Hilliard and the story of the Black Panther Party, David Hilliard and Lewis Cole Little, Brown Boston 1993. Australian/Harvard Citation. 1993, This side of glory : the autobiography of David Hilliard and the story of the Black Panther Party, David Hilliard and Lewis Cole Little, Brown Boston. All users of the catalogue should also be aware that certain words, terms or descriptions may be culturally sensitive and may be considered inappropriate today, but may have reflected the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written.

THIS SIDE OF GLORY The Autobiography of David Hilliard and the Story of the Black Panther Party. The other problem is that although "This Side of Glory" describes both the growth and the collapse of the Black Panther Party, it does not relate the one to the other. By David Hilliard and Lewis Cole. 450 pp. Boston: Little, Brown & Company. The Panthers' brief time in the spotlight is treated too reverently. Even though he was abruptly, unfairly expelled by the increasingly paranoid Huey Newton, Mr. Hilliard calls Newton "a peerless intellectual force" who "has changed history. He calls the party "the best thing in my life.

Hilliard's eyewitness account of American's first armed black revolutionary movement from his position as Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party. The 1993 edition was published by Little Brown. He has added a short list of subsequent fates of people in the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Unsoo
good book...
Steep
This Side of Glory is a vivid and enthralling autobiography of former Black Panther David Hilliard. Where other autobiographies from Black Panthers minimized or ignored altogether the involvement of Black Panther Party members in drug use, Hilliard refuses to sweep this thorny issue under the rug. Doing so makes his autobiography a more authentic and unflinching look at the Black Panther Party from its creation to its dissolution. The other autobiographies are incomplete in that they conclude at some point before its co-founder, Huey Newton, immolates himself with drugs and alcohol, thus causing the demise of the Black Panther Party.

The first quarter of the book takes up Hilliard’s childhood and youth in rural Alabama, and the family’s move to Oakland, CA in search of better jobs and a better life. The remaining three-quarters of the book are about Hilliard’s experiences in the Black Panther Party. Being Chief of Staff places Hilliard in a leadership position, so he has a ringside seat for all that happened to the Black Panther Party. Hilliard skims through the early years of the Black Panther Party, and slows to a more leisurely and detailed accounting of the Party when he begins the discussion of the “Free Huey” campaign.

Hilliard has a talent for identifying the telling detail. Although it’s true his book is lengthier than the other Black Panther autobiographies, Hilliard’s book is brimming with details the other autobiographies omit. Only in Hilliard’s text does the reader gather a good sense of Black Panther Party operations. These details enliven the book rather than inundate the reader with a barrage of meaningless detail.

This is a very good book on so many levels. It maintains Hilliard’s point of view throughout the text, so it succeeds as an autobiography, with the author baring his soul. It is very useful for constructing a more complete portrayal of the Black Panther Party, so it succeeds as history. It demonstrates the pernicious effect of drugs on an individual as well as an organizational level, so it succeeds — subtly — as an anti-drug and alcohol book by showing lives and organizations destroyed by drugs.

Hilliard doesn’t write with the same eloquence as Eldridge Cleaver; the book maintains a very matter-of-fact tone. This approach likely is the best one to choose because Hilliard describes some very troubling deeds and encounters. Most important, though, is the compassion Hilliard displays in this book, compassion for his colleagues and even compassion for himself.

Recommended especially for budding revolutionaries. Also highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of the Black Panther Party. Clearly the authors of Black Against Empire used this book as a source. The Black Panthers also have a place in American history that deserves to be acknowledged. I’m not recommending this book for the general reader because the book assumes some familiarity of the Black Panther Party. However, for general readers who have some familiarity of the Black Panther Party, this gripping, chilling, enchanting book is a great read for more information.
Freighton
David Hilliard (born 1942) was Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party; he is currently a visiting instructor at the University of New Mexico.

He writes in the "Acknowledgements" section, "The funeral in 1989 of Huey Newton, my friend and founder of the Black Panther Party, provided the catalyst for this book. I had begun writing about the Black Panther Party and my involvement in it twenty years ago; however, that effort was put aside and not completed. The reader of this book will understand why. The occasion of Huey's funeral brought together friends and comrades, many of whom I had not seen for ten or twenty years. It deepened our determination to tell our story in our own words."

Here are some quotations from the book:

"Partly this proclivity to violence is, I think, a southern trait. Down South, everybody is armed, whites and blacks. (When I arrive in California, the locals are amazed that I carry a knife.) But what's true for my family and for many blacks is that we turn this violence inward. We fight among ourselves, taking out on our own people the frustrations we're forbidden to level against society." (Pg. 40)
"My head swims. I feel proud to be connected to Huey and his plan---things will definitely happen in Oakland now. But the guns scare as much as thrill me, and the whys, hows, and whats of the organization baffle me. I only know he's talking about an organization that will right some wrongs against black people." (Pg. 116)
"(Huey Newton) We don't give up our guns. We don't give up our dope. I mean, that's what I don't understand about these brothers. They get busted and they have guns with them, which is all the police have, but they give up their guns AND their property. No. If the police come and mess around here, they've stopped the wrong car." (Pg. 123)
"The fact is I'll be very happy not to find myself in a shoot-out again. Not simply for my own sake ... but for my comrades in arms... So when members start talking about raising the level of struggle, doing material damage, killing pigs, I set them straight, telling them they'd best go and sell some papers instead, educate the community about our ideology and practice and educate themselves about the community." (Pg. 199)
"One rule was, 'You never hit or swear at another Party member.' But a lot of guys still had that chauvinistic attitude. A guy'd pop a woman in the eye and bruise her all up. That was wrong." (Pg. 235)
"Twenty years ago these guys would have been Panthers. Now they're violent, undisciplined, apolitical, fratricidal maniacs. I have never felt such hatred toward another black person as I do toward these youths. I've been able to withstand every attack and failure of the Party, but not this---the existence of these kids seems the complete nihilistic repudiation of everything the Party stood for. I want to kill them." (Pg. 424)
Hulis
Having been in college during the Civil Rights era, I found this book extremely interesting to obtain some other perspectives on the Black Panthers. There was a lot of good intentions and also a lot of dis-harmony, informers, and police harassment. It was, and still is, very difficult to get the real truth rather than biased writing. This book helps to show both good points and faults along the way.
Nalme
This was extremely eye-opening for me. I loved the fact there were black people, young black people, in that time who were collectively doing what they could for us to come up at that crucial period in the late '60s. I don't think the Panthers get the respect they deserve in terms of their part in the Civil Rights era. To some, they had a nonconventional way of getting their message across, but I admired their courage and their intelligence. Hilliard examines everyone who was a crucial part of the movement, including Kathleen and Eldridge Cleaver, Lil' Bobby Hutton, Bobby Seale, Geronimo Pratt, Huey Newton, and others. He also discusses his own personal demons and how it afflicted him as well as the party. All in all, it was a very good read for me and was much needed.
Ariseym
This is I think is first book I ever read by a Black Panther Party member. Most certaintly, the BPP was extremely controversial and weighted down with informants, provocateurs, and sell-outs. But Hillard wasn't one of them. He seems to give an honest account of his involvement in the Party. His story will give you great respect for a group of brothers and sisters who dared to take a stand against White supremacy, police brutality, and other forms of injustices. His is an inspiring story.

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