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Arnold Rampersad
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Arnold Rampersad is Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities at Stanford University, where he is also Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities and a member of the English department. He is a recipient of fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has written for The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post.

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Days of Grace

Written by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 1, 1994
Price: $7.99

Days of Grace is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance, and the spirit to fight: Arthur Ashe--tennis champion, social activist, and person with AIDS. Read more >
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Days of Grace

Written by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 9, 2011
Price: $7.99

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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 1995
Price: $19.95

Spanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300 of which have never before appeared in book form), this magnificent volume is the definitive sampling of a writer who has been called the poet laureate of African America--and perhaps our greatest popular poet since Walt Whitman. Here, for the first time... Read more >

Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel
Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Chrisa Fratantoro


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $18.99

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Also available as a hardcover.


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February 10, 2015
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Chrisa Fratantoro


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $35.00

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Jackie Robinson
A Biography
Written by Arnold Rampersad


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $16.95

A 1998 Honor Book - Black Caucus-American Library Association
Choice Outstanding Academic Book


The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad. Ramperstad was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachael, and was given unprecedented access to his private papers. We are brought closer than we... Read more >
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Jackie Robinson
A Biography
Written by Arnold Rampersad


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Ralph Ellison
A Biography
Written by Arnold Rampersad


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $17.95

The definitive biography of one of the most important American writers and cultural intellectuals of the twentieth century—Ralph Ellison, author of the masterpiece Invisible Man.

In 1953, Ellison’s explosive story of an innocent young black man’s often surreal search for truth and his identity won him the National Book Award for fiction... Read more >
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Ralph Ellison

Written by Arnold Rampersad


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 24, 2007
Price: $13.99

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