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Gangs: Stories of Life and Death from the Streets

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Gang life is both the starting point and the dark side of the American dream. Ethnic groups and immigrants have long turned to gangs for protection and support when it was offered nowhere else. From the Five Points to South Central L.A., Bowery Boys to Bloods and Crips, the James gang to gangsta rap, gangs offer a largely urban version of the American frontier: an opportunity and a refuge for society's outlaws, outcasts, and outsiders. Featuring superb writing drawn from the best fiction, nonfiction, and journalism, Gangs takes the reader on a tour of this underground, from accounts of New York's violent past by Herbert Asbury (The Gangs of New York) and Mark Helprin (A Winter's Tale) to Hunter S. Thompson's unflinching report from within the Hell's Angels and T. J. English inside America's most notorious Vietnamese gang. Other selections bring readers into the Irish, Italian, and Jewish Mobs as well as the Triads of America's Chinatowns, and chart the role of the vicious drug trade in contemporary gang life. With photographs and its wild and turbulent tour through the American underworld, Gangs paints a visceral and fascinating picture of a part of the American experience that is more nightmare than dream.

Synopsis:

Featuring superb writing drawn from the best fiction, nonfiction, and journalism, "Gangs" paints a visceral and fascinating picture of a part of the American experience that is more nightmare than dream. 16 photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560254256
Editor:
Donahue, Sean
Editor:
Willis, Clint
Editor:
Donahue, Sean; Willis, Clint
Editor:
Donahue, Sean
Editor:
Willis, Clint
Editor:
Editor
Editor:
Donahue, Sean; Willis, Clint; *, EDITOR
Author:
Willis, Clint
Author:
Donahue, Sean
Publisher:
Thunder's Mouth Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Gangs -- United States.
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Adrenaline Classics
Series Volume:
00-282
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 BandW photos
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 23.2 oz

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