Bitter Grain
The Story of the Black Panther Party
by Michael Newton
Bitter Grain: The Story of the Black Panther Party

Holloway House Pub Co.
January 1980
Paperback - 224 pages
ISBN: 0-87067-683-0
Back Cover Copy
Forged in the fire of late-Sixties revolution, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense erupted onto the scene with a violence unparalleled in modern American history. The image of proud black men patrolling the ghetto wearing black leather and bristling with weapons brought forth fearful reactions and insanely violent reprisals from law enforcement officers throughout the land.

Writer Michael Newton has woven a grim tale of the beleaguered Panthers that reads like a suspense novel. The cast of characters reads like the Who's Who of Black Militancy--Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Stokeley Carmichael, Panther enemy Ron Karenga--all caught up in a whirlwind of revolution and counterrevolution under the murderous eye of the FBI.