Thorndike Press

The Brother You Choose: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Talk About Life, Politics, and The Revolution

  • Susie Day
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  • ISBN-10: 1432884972
  • ISBN-13: 9781432884970
  • DDC: 346.7303
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 lbs ( .48 kgs)
  • 364 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2021



In 1971, Eddie Conway, a member of the Black Panther Party, was convicted of murdering a police officer and sentenced to life plus thirty years behind bars. Paul Coates was a community worker at the time and didn’t know Eddie well. But Paul was dead certain that Eddie’s charges were bogus. He vowed never to leave Eddie — and in so doing, changed the course of both their lives. For over forty-three years, Paul visited Eddie in prison. This book is a record of their lives and their relationship, told in their own voices. Paul and Eddie talk about their individual stories, their work, their politics, and their immeasurable bond.