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  • CARMELLO. by Ali, Rahsaan.
    Ali, Rahsaan.
    CARMELLO.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    West Babylon, NY: Urban Books, (2008.). First edition - Ali's second novel of life on the gritty streets. When his parents - the biggest crack dealers in the hood - are gunned down, the question becomes 'what will Carmello do about it.?' 282 pp. ISBN: 1601620578.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45237
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  • THE MURDER CHILDREN. by Ball, John.
    Ball, John.
    THE MURDER CHILDREN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Crime novel by the award-winning author of "In The Heat Of The Night" and "Five Pieces Of Jade," featuring Lieutenant Ralph Mott of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, assigned to gang control in East Los Angeles. Based on two years that Ball spent riding in patrol cars, working in the barrio and talking to gang members. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-39607720X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72122
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  • Brown, Claude.
    MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Although this autobiography of growing up poor and black in Harlem is now a classic at the time it was written, when Brown was still a young writer, just barely out of Harlem, it was revolutionary and enlightening book. His goal was to "talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes... to talk about the experience of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society." . 415 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and reading wear, but in a dustjacket with tape repairs to the end of the spine of the dj, price-clipped, etc. Despite the flaws, a sturdy and good reading copy.

    Book ID: 37354
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  • THE MILLION DOLLAR WOUND. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    THE MILLION DOLLAR WOUND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1986). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in his award-winning series featuring private investigator Nate Heller. "In 1942, Chicago P.I. Nate Heller and his childhood pal, boxer Barney Ross, join the Marines and see bloody action together at Guadalcanal. Upon his return to gangland Chicago, the shell-shocked Heller - more dangerous than ever - is thrust into the midst of an inter-gang war to depose Capone's successor Frank Nitti, whose minions are infiltrating Hollywood movie unions." SIGNED by the author in full on the title page and INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and signed "M.A. C. " Illustrated with photographs. Author's note. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-312532520.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76718
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  • LOCAS. by Murray, Yxta Maya.
    Murray, Yxta Maya.
    LOCAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of two young gang girls set in the rough LA Echo Park neighborhood, a world exploding with drugs and violence. Boldly INSCRIBED on the title page "Dear ---- Thank you for attending our panel on magic!" and dated in 2008. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-16051.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56878
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  • PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN DROWNING. by Perry, Charles.
    Perry, Charles.
    PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN DROWNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1962. dj. Hardcover first edition - Young African American writer's first and only published novel. Based on his own experience of juvenile gangsters in his Brooklyn neighborhood, this is an unusual book in that it is one of the few from this period by a black writer which features almost exclusively white characters - a decision made, according to Perry's daughter, out of a fear that issues of race could cloud the humanity of the characters. Kay Boyle called this "one of the most powerful and disturbing novels I've read in years." 307pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58577
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  • BANGERS. by Phillips, Gary.
    Phillips, Gary.
    BANGERS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Dafina Books / Kensington, (2003). SIGNED first edition - "On the streets of LA, the most dangerous person can be a cop." California noir, set on the gang infested streets of Venice Beach and Los Angeles. SIGNED on title page. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-758203829.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated wrappers (lower corner bumped, some spotting to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 66268
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  • BLOOD IN THE FIELDS: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang by Reynolds, Julia.
    Reynolds, Julia.
    BLOOD IN THE FIELDS: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Chicago Review Press, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The city of Salinas, California, is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the setting for his epic masterpiece East of Eden, but it is also the home of Nuestra Familia, one of the most violent gangs in the United States. Born in the prisons of California in the late 1960s, Nuestra Familia expanded to control drug trafficking and extortion operations throughout the northern half of the state, and left a trail of bodies in its wake. . . . [this book] documents the history of Operation Black Widow, the FBIs questionable decade-long effort to dismantle the Nuestra Familia, along with its compromised informants and the turf wars it…

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    Chicago: Chicago Review Press, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The city of Salinas, California, is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the setting for his epic masterpiece East of Eden, but it is also the home of Nuestra Familia, one of the most violent gangs in the United States. Born in the prisons of California in the late 1960s, Nuestra Familia expanded to control drug trafficking and extortion operations throughout the northern half of the state, and left a trail of bodies in its wake. . . . [this book] documents the history of Operation Black Widow, the FBIs questionable decade-long effort to dismantle the Nuestra Familia, along with its compromised informants and the turf wars it created with local law enforcement agencies. Reynolds uses her unprecedented access to gang members, both in and out of prison, as well as undercover wire taps, depositions, and court documents to weave a gripping, comprehensive history of this brutal criminal organization and the lives it destroyed." SIGNED on the half title page. Source notes, index. xxvii, 338 pp. ISBN: 978-1613749692.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 66931
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  • TRUE NOTEBOOKS. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    TRUE NOTEBOOKS.

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of Mark Salzman's first years teaching a writing class at Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-375-413081.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59488
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  • EAST BAY GREASE. by Williamson, Eric Miles.
    Williamson, Eric Miles.
    EAST BAY GREASE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story set in the rough Oakland, California of the 1960s and 70s, from Hells Angels to schools overrun by gangs. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-312-198612.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57178
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