"Miller's biography links the works by Hughes to the many scholarly studies that have emerged in the past thirty years. His bibliography alone is a precious tool. Miller integrates his own examinations of primary sources, and he thereby provides a brilliant map for current and future research. Readers will gain a deeper appreciation for the complexity of Hughes's writing and his relationships–with individuals and with organizations. Indeed, Hughes was 'Not So Simple.'"–Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper, Fuller E. Callaway Professor of English, Spelman College, and author of "Not So Simple: The 'Simple' Stories by Langston Hughes"