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My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King

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ISBN13: 9781556524011
ISBN10: 1556524013
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Publisher Comments:

Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence cost him friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly his life. This is a raw and powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs are members of your own gang, who in one breath will say theyll die for you and in the next will order your assassination.

Book News Annotation:

This is the autobiography of a young man initiated into Chicago's Latin Kings gang at the age of 14. Lil Loco, as he became known, quickly earned a reputation for crazy violence. For 10 years a 30- block area of Chicago defined his reality as he rode the highs and lows of gang life in a world where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs were members of his own gang. Lacks a subject index.
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Synopsis:

A young Latino looks for a place to call home and finds it in a violent gang. This is a raw, powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new Mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs are members of your own gang, who in one breath will say they'll die for you and in the next order your assassination.

About the Author

Reymundo Sanchez is the pseudonym of a former Latin King who no longer lives in Chicago.

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lil pupppet, November 13, 2006 (view all comments by lil pupppet)
this is the best book ever written its captivating i goes to show that we are not alone in this world
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lil latina, November 6, 2006 (view all comments by lil latina)
this book is tight as hell!!!! it is very truthfull and it tells u st8 up the ups and downs that a person deep inot gangs can go thru...it is banned in mi school because they say it si "gang related" but dat aitn stop me from bringing it and reading it!! lolz but for realz this book is raw and i reccomend dat ne one no matter the age read it!!!
XoXo im out *besos* ~*~ lil latina~*~
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781556524011
Author:
Sanchez, Reymundo
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Location:
814 N. FRANKLIN ST. PUBCITY: CHICAGO PUB
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Regional Subjects - Midwest
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Puerto Ricans
Subject:
Autobiography/Biography
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
BIO024000
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions.
Subject:
Puerto Ricans - Illinois - Chicago -
Subject:
Biography-Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.1 in 1.3 lb

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Violence in Society

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"Synopsis" by , A young Latino looks for a place to call home and finds it in a violent gang. This is a raw, powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new Mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs are members of your own gang, who in one breath will say they'll die for you and in the next order your assassination.
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