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Bad: The Autobiography of James Carr (Nabat)

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"When I was nine years old I burned down my school."

James Carr started fighting when he was very young, and never gave up. A child prodigy of crime in the streets of the L.A. ghettos and scourge of half a dozen boys’ homes, his career in armed robbery was quickly cut short by arrest. In prison he fought harder than ever, and became one of the most notorious rebels in the seething California Penal System. Linking up with George Jackson in Folsom, they led the notorious Wolf Pack, which quickly fought its way to a position of strength in the prison race war. Separated from George, Jimmy transformed himself from an openly rebellious con into a cunning thinker who manipulated the authorities and ultimately engineered his own release. Carr relates the story of his life with a cold passion, powerfully illuminating the horrors of daily life on the streets and in prison—race riots, murders, rape, and corruption—from the standpoint of one who has overcome them.

"I’ve been struggling all my life to get beyond the choice of living on my knees or dying on my feet. It’s time we lived on our feet."—from the text.

"Jimmy was the baddest motherfucker!"—George Jackson

"It’s dynamite."—Publishers Weekly While initially having close ties with the Black Panthers (at one point as Huey Newton’s bodyguard), James Carr, influenced by the Situationists, broke with them. Just after this book was completed in 1972, Carr was gunned down in a "gangland style" murder.

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THE prison autobiography from the man who never stopped fighting.

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Cultural Writing. African American Studies. Autobiography. "When I was nine years old I burned down my school". A child prodigy of crime in the streets of the L.A. ghettos and scourge of half a dozen boys' homes, James Carr's career in armed robbery was quickly cut short by arrest. In prison he fought harder than ever, and became one of the most notorious rebels in the seething California Penal System. Linking up with George Jackson in Folsom, they led the notorious Wolf Pack, which quickly fought its way to a position of strength in the prison race war. Separated from George, Jimmy transformed himself from an openly rebellious con into a cunning thinker who manipulated the authorities and ultimately engineered his own release. "I've been struggling all my life to get beyond the choice of living on my knees or dying on my feet. It's time we lived on our feet"-from the text.

Synopsis:

"When I was nine years old I burned down my school."

James Carr started fighting when he was very young, and never gave up. A child prodigy of crime in the streets of the L.A. ghettos and scourge of half a dozen boys' homes, his career in armed robbery was quickly cut short by arrest. In prison he fought harder than ever, and became one of the most notorious rebels in the seething California Penal System.Linking up with George Jackson in Folsom, they led the notorious Wolf Pack, which quickly fought its way to a position of strength in the prison race war. Separated from George, Jimmy transformed himself from an openly rebellious con into a cunning thinker who manipulated the authorities and ultimately engineered his own release.Carr relates the story of his life with a cold passion, powerfully illuminating the horrors of daily life on the streets and in prison — race riots, murders, rape, and corruption — from the standpoint of one who has overcome them.

"I've been struggling all my life to get beyond the choice of living on my knees or dying on my feet. It's time we lived on our feet." — from the text.

"Jimmy was the baddest motherfucker!" — George Jackson

"It's dynamite." — "Publishers Weekly"While initially having close ties with the Black Panthers (at one point as Huey Newton's bodyguard), James Carr, influenced by the Situationists, broke with them. Just after this book was completed in 1972, Carr was gunned down in a "gangland style" murder.

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ISBN:
9781902593647
Foreword:
Cronin, Isaac
Introduction:
Hammer, Dan
Introduction by:
Hammer, Dan
Introduction:
Hammer, Dan
Foreword by:
Cronin, Isaac
Foreword:
Cronin, Isaac
Author:
Carr, James
Author:
Carr, J. A.
Author:
Cronin, Issac
Author:
es M.
Publisher:
AK Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
Gangsters
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Nabat
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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THE prison autobiography from the man who never stopped fighting.
"Synopsis" by , Cultural Writing. African American Studies. Autobiography. "When I was nine years old I burned down my school". A child prodigy of crime in the streets of the L.A. ghettos and scourge of half a dozen boys' homes, James Carr's career in armed robbery was quickly cut short by arrest. In prison he fought harder than ever, and became one of the most notorious rebels in the seething California Penal System. Linking up with George Jackson in Folsom, they led the notorious Wolf Pack, which quickly fought its way to a position of strength in the prison race war. Separated from George, Jimmy transformed himself from an openly rebellious con into a cunning thinker who manipulated the authorities and ultimately engineered his own release. "I've been struggling all my life to get beyond the choice of living on my knees or dying on my feet. It's time we lived on our feet"-from the text.
"Synopsis" by , "When I was nine years old I burned down my school."

James Carr started fighting when he was very young, and never gave up. A child prodigy of crime in the streets of the L.A. ghettos and scourge of half a dozen boys' homes, his career in armed robbery was quickly cut short by arrest. In prison he fought harder than ever, and became one of the most notorious rebels in the seething California Penal System.Linking up with George Jackson in Folsom, they led the notorious Wolf Pack, which quickly fought its way to a position of strength in the prison race war. Separated from George, Jimmy transformed himself from an openly rebellious con into a cunning thinker who manipulated the authorities and ultimately engineered his own release.Carr relates the story of his life with a cold passion, powerfully illuminating the horrors of daily life on the streets and in prison — race riots, murders, rape, and corruption — from the standpoint of one who has overcome them.

"I've been struggling all my life to get beyond the choice of living on my knees or dying on my feet. It's time we lived on our feet." — from the text.

"Jimmy was the baddest motherfucker!" — George Jackson

"It's dynamite." — "Publishers Weekly"While initially having close ties with the Black Panthers (at one point as Huey Newton's bodyguard), James Carr, influenced by the Situationists, broke with them. Just after this book was completed in 1972, Carr was gunned down in a "gangland style" murder.

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