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Title: A Different Drummer Title Record # 1330313
Author: William Melvin Kelley
Date: 1962-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Language: English
Synopsis: Nearly three decades offer its first publication, A Different Drummer remains one of the most trenchant, imaginative, and hard-hitting works of fiction to come out of the bitter struggle for African-American civil rights. Set in a mythical backwater Southern town, it is the extraordinary story of Tucker Caliban, a quiet, determined descendant of a magnificent African chief brought to America in chains. One day, for no apparent reason, Tucker salts his fields, burns down his house, kills his livestock, and heads, with his wife and child, for parts unknown an act that sets off an unexpected mass exodus of the state's entire black population. Against a tapestry of past and present, a wife's loyalty, a young boy's trust, a leading citizen's integrity, a crusader's conviction, and a black man's emerging pride come into stark focus. A Different Drummer is a superbly written novel of compelling power and haunting impact; it is a tale of courage, independence, and the power of a grass-roots struggle for human dignity.
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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
A Different Drummer 1962-00-00 William Melvin Kelley Doubleday     223
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
A Different Drummer 1964-03-00 William Melvin Kelley Bantam Books H2740 $0.60 182
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
A Different Drummer 1969-00-00 William Melvin Kelley Anchor Books A268   200
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
A Different Drummer 1989-00-00 William Melvin Kelley Anchor Books 0-385-41390-4 $12.00 xxxii+
205
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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