Author: Piri Thomas

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1631680609

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery--a descent that ended when the twenty-two-year-old Piri was sent to prison for shooting a cop. As he recounts the journey that took him from adolescence in El Barrio to a lock-up in Sing Sing to the freedom that comes of self-acceptance, faith, and inner confidence, Piri Thomas gives us a book that is as exultant as it is harrowing and whose every page bears the irrepressible rhythm of its author's voice. Thirty years after its first appearance, this classic of manhood, marginalization, survival, and transcendence is available in a new edition.
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Author: Piri Thomas

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781439504093

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 2848

The author recalls his early experiences with poverty and discrimination, his involvement with drugs and gangs, and his prison sentence for armed robbery which led to his rehabilitation and work with street gangs and drug addicts
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Author: Piri Thomas

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606206365

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 8370

The author recalls his early experiences with poverty and discrimination, his involvement with drugs and gangs, and his prison sentence for armed robbery which led to his rehabilitation and work with street gangs and drug addicts
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Raymond Chandler's Knight

Author: Philip Durham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807840276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight
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Author: Keith R. A. DeCandido

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416509682

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 7010

As Triple X, a brand-new designer drug with devastating side effects, sweeps through the streets of New York, high school science teacher Peter Parker--and his alter ego Spider-Man--begins to suspect the drug may have originated with one of his most diabolical enemies, intent on destroying the arachnid superhero for all time. Original.
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Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go-- : an Essay

Author: André Corboz

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879239350

Category: Social Science

Page: 61

View: 1888

A postmodern meditation on the contemporary urban space, with sixty-four pages of beautiful black-and-white photographs.
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Author: Piri Thomas

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1631680811

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 8120

Many people write about the ghetto. Piri Thomas lived there. In this book, the author of Down These Mean Streets tells what he found when he returned from a seven year prison term. Friends dying on heroin, or getting rich selling it. Jobs he couldn’t get, not because he lacked training or ability, but because the union was open only to whites. And an indomitable aunt who brought him into her church, where he met the woman who became his wife, and where he began to take an interest in helping others. Eventually he got a job working with street children—helping them find highs other than drugs, trying to cool rivalries fueled by frustration, persuading gang leaders to surrender weapons originally intended for bloody street battles. But even with success came bitter disappointments. Pervasive discrimination forced Thomas and his family to give up a suburban home. And an appalling hypocritical and selfish boss forced him out of his job—and almost back into prison. Piri Thomas writes of these experiences with unselfish candor and compassion. He pictures the poverty and squalor as well as the spirit and vitality of the ghetto in a dramatic story that is blunt, painful, absorbing and profoundly moving.
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Author: Jim Butcher,Kat Richardson,Simon R. Green,Thomas E. Sniegoski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440699941

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5423

From four of today’s hottest fantasy authors—all-new novellas of dark nights, cruel cities, and paranormal P.I.s. The best paranormal private investigators have been brought together in a single volume—and cases don’t come any harder than this. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher delivers a hard-boiled tale in which Harry Dresden’s latest case may be his last. Nightside dweller John Taylor is hired by a woman to find something she lost—her memory—in a thrilling noir tale from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green. National bestselling author Kat Richardson’s Greywalker finds herself in too deep when a “simple job” goes bad and Harper Blaine is enmeshed in a tangle of dark secrets and revenge from beyond the grave. For centuries, the being that we know as Noah lived among us. Now he is dead, and fallen-angel-turned-detective Remy Chandler has been hired to find out who killed him in a whodunit by national bestselling author Thomas E. Sniegoski. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Piri Thomas

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1631680714

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 1683

In these eight stories Piri Thomas takes us with him into El Barrio—Puerto Rico in New York City—and recreates the scenes he knows so well from his own childhood. He leads us through streets teaming with life, up crumbling front stoops, down dark hallways, into crowded rooms, and into the hearts and minds of his people. He takes us into the ring for a hard-fought boxing match and out of the city on a Boy Scout outing. He sits us in the barber’s chair and right under the burning scalp of a kid getting his hair straightened. He puts us into a boy’s mind for a wild fantasy trip, and into the heart of a sixteen-year-old trying to impress a pretty girl. He draws vivid stories from his part experiences and makes us feel what it means to be poor and proud and generous; to be streetwise and full of bravado but frightened, too; to struggle to go straight; to be ashamed of being ashamed; to dream. Piri Thomas, who reached thousands of readers with his bestselling autobiography, Down These Mean Streets, now gives young readers a vivid slice of the life in El Barrio—a place where people face their problems with energy, ingenuity, and love. Speaking in the voice of the streets and from his heart, he captures their spirit, their laughter, and their hope.
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Violence by and Against America's Children : Hearing Before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, May 16, 1989

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Abused children

Page: 168

View: 9847

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Author: Raymond Chandler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9781400030224

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2321

In The Simple Art of Murder, which was prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, noir master Raymond Chandler argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, and this collection, mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps, demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form. Included are the classic stories "Spanish Blood," Pearls Are a Nuisance," and "Guns at Cyrano's," among others.
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Author: George R. R. Martin,Gardner Dozois

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544597

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3049

In this collection of urban fantasy stories, editors George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois explore the places where mystery waits at the end of every alley and where the things that go bump in the night have something to fear... In “Death by Dahlia,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers to a lavish party that turns deadly. And with so many creatures of the night in attendance, Dahlia will have a hard time identifying the most likely suspect! #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs thrills in “In Red, with Pearls,” as a werewolf PI races to crack a case involving zombies, witches, and the most horrifying creatures of them all—lawyers. In “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies,” New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon follows Lord John as he journeys to the beautiful but faintly sinister island paradise of Jamaica, where he’s soon investigating a mystery with no shortage of spiders, snakes, revolutionaries, and, of course, zombies. With these and thirteen more original tales, Down These Strange Streets takes you to the cities where fantasy and mystery collide and where private eyes who have seen it all find something lurking that is stranger still...
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Author: James W. Bennett

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497683963

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 199

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A high school junior fights to protect his best friend from the dark side of college athletics Tyron has finally shed his baby fat, and he’s starting to look like a star. He moves with grace on the basketball court, showing the brilliance that eludes him everywhere else. He has the talent to win himself a college scholarship that could change his life—but he might not be strong enough academically to take full advantage of it. His best friend, T.J., is committed to making sure Tyron doesn’t squander his shot at an education. A basketball player himself, he has none of Tyron’s talent, but he’s smart enough to look out for his friend. At a one-week summer basketball camp, Tyron is overwhelmed by scouts, sportswriters, and recruiters. To keep Tyron out of trouble, T.J. will have to move quicker than he ever has on the court.
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Author: Don Herron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 145

View: 7922

In this expanded and revised edition, Don Herron's " Dashiell Hammett Tour" guides you over the fog-shrouded hills stalked by Sam Spade, the Continental Op, and other legendary characters created by San Francisco's most renowned mystery writer. See every place Hammett is known to have lived in the City and the majority of locales from his master mystery, " The Maltese Falcon." Prowl the back alleys where the Op fought hard-boiled criminals with a blazing .38. Shadow Sam Spade in his quest for the fabulous figurine of a mysterious black bird. See the dead-end alley where Spade's partner, Miles Archer was done in by Brigid O'Shaughnessy. A consise biography introduces the tour, and an annotated bibliography provides further information about Hammett and his works. Maps are included for self-guided tours by foot or machine.
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Author: Claude Brown,Nathan McCall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451626673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5902

Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages.
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Author: Roberto Santiago

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 030755483X

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 9257

MANY CULTURES * ONE WORLD "Boricua is what Puerto Ricans call one another as a term of endearment, respect, and cultural affirmation; it is a timeless declaration that transcends gender and color. Boricua is a powerful word that tells the origin and history of the Puerto Rican people." --From the Introduction From the sun-drenched beaches of a beautiful, flamboyan-covered island to the cool, hard pavement of the fierce South Bronx, the remarkable journey of the Puerto Rican people is a rich story full of daring defiance, courageous strength, fierce passions, and dangerous politics--and it is a story that continues to be told today. Long ignored by Anglo literature studies, here are more than fifty selections of poetry, fiction, plays, essays, monologues, screenplays, and speeches from some of the most vibrant and original voices in Puerto Rican literature. * Jack Agüeros * Miguel Algarín * Julia de Burgos * Pedro Albizu Campos * Lucky CienFuegos * Judith Ortiz Cofer * Jesus Colon * Victor Hern ndez Cruz * José de Diego * Martin Espada * Sandra Maria Esteves * Ronald Fernandez * José Luis Gonzalez * Migene Gonzalez-Wippler * Maria Graniela de Pruetzel * Pablo Guzman * Felipe Luciano * René Marqués * Luis Muñoz Marín * Nicholasa Mohr * Aurora Levins Morales * Martita Morales * Rosario Morales * Willie Perdomo * Pedro Pietri * Miguel Piñero * Reinaldo Povod * Freddie Prinze * Geraldo Rivera * Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. * Clara E. Rodriguez * Esmeralda Santiago * Roberto Santiago * Pedro Juan Soto * Piri Thomas * Edwin Torres * José Torres * Joseph B. Vasquez * Ana Lydia Vega From the Trade Paperback edition.
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From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted

Author: Todd Bridges

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439155895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8088

The former child star—best known as Willis Jackson on Diff’rent Strokes—shares the shocking but inspirational details of his struggles with addiction, brushes with the law, and fierce fight to carve a path through the darkness and find his true identity. For Todd Bridges early stardom was no protection from painful childhood events that paved the road to his own personal hell. One of the first African-American child actors on shows like Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, and Roots, Bridges burst to the national forefront on the hit sitcom Diff’rent Strokes as the subject of the popular catchphrase, "What’chu Talkin About Willis?" When the show ended, Bridges was overwhelmed by the off-camera traumas he had faced. Turning to drugs as an escape, he soon lost control. Now, for the first time, Bridges opens up about his life before and after Diff’rent Strokes: the incredible reversals of fortune brought on by fame and the precipitous—and very public—descent that followed; the persecution from police; the drug addiction that nearly consumed him; the criminal charges that almost earned him a life sentence; and his successful legal defense led by Johnnie Cochran. Through it all, Bridges never relented in his quest to fight his way back from the abyss, establish his own identity—separate from Willis Jackson—and offer his ordeal as a positive example for those struggling to overcome similar challenges. His triumphant story of recovery and redemption is recounted here as well. Todd Bridges has lived a life of remarkable twists and turns—from the greatest heights to the lowest lows imaginable. In this shocking but ultimately hopeful memoir, he proves that what he was really talking about was survival.
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Author: Cory Zimmerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781366201591

Category:

Page: N.A

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A photographic odyssey down these mean American streets with Cory Zimmerman.
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