Glencoe, IL (Vocus) May 30, 2010
Xlibris, the world’s leading print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of American Frankenstein, a new book about the historical plight and struggles of African Americans authored by Kyle Stanford Cramer.
American Frankenstein is a timely response to the need for current-day Americans to revisit American history, and the variety of experiences and realities of Black people in America. It emphasizes that until recently, the possibility of a serious attempt to “reconstruct” African Americans would have fallen on deaf ears, if not ignored completely, as the nation’s White majority has generally not been ready or willing to accept responsibility for the root causes of the African American condition. Also emphasized is the cause-and-effect connection between the deprived blighted history that Blacks have endured in America and the resulting self-destructive, hopeless existence of millions of African Americans today.
This book provides a reflective analysis for folks old enough to remember the highlights of the Civil Rights era and the consciousness it raised within White America about the unfairness in society. It also provides context for younger readers for whom the only connections to these issues are sketchy accounts in history books and “politically correct” periodic television programming during Black History Month.
Laced with reflective images and comprehensive historical details, American Frankenstein paints a clear picture of the causal factors resulting in today’s African American reality, which should educate the masses on the root causes for the African American condition and why African Americans represent either a vastly untapped pool of American human capital or a huge catalyst in the nation’s downward social spiral. It also has the potential to spark a new wave of debates about racial relations, history and diversity. Readers who wish to order a copy of this book are encouraged to visit Xlibris.com or call toll free (888) 795-4274.
About the Author
Kyle Stanford Cramer was born and raised in Chicago Illinois during the height of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. During early childhood and adolescence, he lived in the Ida B. Wells housing project on Chicago’s south side. In the late 1960s, his family moved into a house in Chicago’s South Shore community where Kyle experienced “White Flight” firsthand, and witnessed the reality of a community immediately changing from White to Black. Kyle attended South Shore High School and against the odds, went on to Northern Illinois University (NIU) where he earned a Bachelor’s degree while living in an interracial environment for the first time. Upon graduating NIU, Kyle began a career that exposed him to a world of comfort, affluence and privilege known to too few African Americans. Kyle later obtained a Masters degree from Northwestern University, and his career has included Commercial Software, IT Consulting Services, and Corporate Systems Management. Kyle has always been intrigued with the African American experience, and when not working or spending time with his family, he is passionate about discussing, reading and writing about the topic.
American Frankenstein * by Kyle Stanford Cramer
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Publication Date: May 26, 2010
Trade Paperback; $17.99; 218 pages; 978-1-4500-8568-7
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 218 pages; 978-1-4500-8569-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-8570-0
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.