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  • THE CELL. by Bienek, Horst; introduction by Daniel Berrigan, S. J.
    Bienek, Horst; introduction by Daniel Berrigan, S. J.
    THE CELL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press. 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - Experimental novel by this Polish writer, the story of a prisoner alone in his cell - Bienek was himself a political prisoner, sentenced to a Siberian labor camp. Introduction by Daniel Berrigan S. J. Translated from the German by Ursula Mahlendorf. 93 pp. ISBN: 0-771014031.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 65034
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  • WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party. by [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Atria Books, (2006.) dj. Hardcover - An inside account of the Black Panther party by one of the organization's central committee members, and a personal account of a young man, angered by the racism he saw everywhere in his native San Diego, who became a revolutionary and an activist. Foreword by Elaine Brown, who became Chairman of the Black Panthers in 1974. the first woman to hold such a position, and she remains an activist. Photographs. Chronology, index.xi, 302 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-82662.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77185
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  • WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party. by [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Atria Books, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An inside account of the Black Panther party by one of the organization's central committee members, and a personal account of a young man, angered by the racism he saw everywhere in his native San Diego, who became a revolutionary and an activist. SIGNED on the title page by Elaine Brown, who wrote the foreword. Brown became Chairman of the Black Panthers in 1974. the first woman to hold such a position, and she remains an activist. Photographs. Chronology, index.xi, 302 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-82662.

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

    Book ID: 48896
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  • [Black Panthers] Cleaver, Eldridge. (Scheer, Robert, editor)
    ELDRIDGE CLEAVER: Post Prison Writings and Speeches.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Random House, 1969. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Edited and with an introduction by Robert Scheer. Includes the Playboy Interview, an open letter to Ronald Reagan, a letter describing Cleaver's first encounter with the Black Panthers and more. Laid in is a newspaper clipping dated 12/7/75 by Kathryn Cleaver on "Why Eldridge Cleaver has come home." SIGNED on the title page by editor Robert Scheer. 211 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (toning to endpaper from clipping, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 14429
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  • BLUES FROM CANNIBALS: The Notes from Underground. by Bowden, Charles.
    Bowden, Charles.
    BLUES FROM CANNIBALS: The Notes from Underground.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: North Point Press / Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, (2002). First edition - A book which "continues the quest Bowden began in Blood Orchid - to discover the headwaters of the sickness that seeps through the American soul, and to consider what it might mean to come fully alive in a time of exalted consumption, global pillage, gated communities, and wholesale destruction of the environment." 293 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74928
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  • STORE UP THE ANGER. by Ebersohn, Wessel.
    Ebersohn, Wessel.
    STORE UP THE ANGER.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (1984). A novel of South Africa - a powerful account of the death of a young black man in a prison cell. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0066969.

    Condition: Good overall - toning to the pages, line on bottom of textblock.

    Book ID: 65545
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  • THE YELLOW ANGELS. by Helseth, Henry Edward.
    Helseth, Henry Edward.
    THE YELLOW ANGELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1940) dj. Hardcover first edition - The scarce first novel by this author and screenwriter, best known for "The Chair for Martin Rome," which was the basis for Robert Siodmak's 1948 film noir classic "Cry of the City" with Victor Mature and Richard Conte. This is set entirely within the walls of a prison. 216 pp.

    Condition: From a lending library with discoloration from tape on the boards and the endpapers, one stamp, some pages carelessly opened but overall a good sturdy copy in a dust jacket with several chips and edgewear, but still rather striking.

    Book ID: 65893
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  • Hollon, Frank Turner.
    THE GOD FILE: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco & Denver: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual and very highly praised, tautly written, novel - notes from the file kept by a man, sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder he did not commit, but confessed to, who is searching for evidence of God in the most unlikely place..prison. Went quickly into later printings. 147 pp. ISBN: 1-931561044.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37941
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  • NO ORDINARY HEROES: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane. by Inglese, Demaree, M. D. with Diana G. Gallagher,
    Inglese, Demaree, M. D. with Diana G. Gallagher,
    NO ORDINARY HEROES: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A true account of just one of the disastrous events following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005, by the Medical Director of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, one of the largest jails in the country. From the dustjacket: "No Ordinary Heroes recounts the drama that unfolded at the jail between August 26 and September 2, 2005. Faced with a prison compound that administrators had refused to evacuate, Dr. Inglese and his colleagues - deputies, nurses, and doctors - had a monumental disaster on their hands. Massive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city. Without power or running water, and with food…

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    New York: Kensington, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A true account of just one of the disastrous events following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005, by the Medical Director of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, one of the largest jails in the country. From the dustjacket: "No Ordinary Heroes recounts the drama that unfolded at the jail between August 26 and September 2, 2005. Faced with a prison compound that administrators had refused to evacuate, Dr. Inglese and his colleagues - deputies, nurses, and doctors - had a monumental disaster on their hands. Massive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city. Without power or running water, and with food stores dwindling, conditions at the jail deteriorated rapidly as temperatures inside soared in the blistering summer heat. Cut off from help, the medical staff struggled to care for thousands of inmates, staff, and neighborhood residents while deputies struggled to maintain order. Through it all loomed the constant menace of the prison inmates, many of them desperate to survive or possibly escape. Rioting prisoners, burning buildings, SWAT team rescues, and medical emergencies all conspired to create a storm within a storm: a trial weathered by the courage and perseverance of a dedicated few who worked to the breaking point and beyond." Illustrated with an inserted section of 47 color photographs and drawings of the floor plan. Author's note. vii, 327 pp. ISBN: 9780806528311.

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

    Book ID: 40294
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  • MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER: A Young Black Man in America. by McCall, Nathan.
    McCall, Nathan.
    MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER: A Young Black Man in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a "shattering and unflinchingly honest autobiography" by this Washington Post reporter. McCall did not fit the stereotypes: he was a smart kid from a caring family in a suburban black working-class neighborhood, but still wound up involved with drugs and gangs, and eventually in prison for armed robbery. This is not just an account of his troubled youth and how he turned his life around, but a look at how young black men feel in a society that does not value them. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-679412689.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56220
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  • Patterson, Haywood; Conrad, Earl.
    SCOTTSBORO BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - Patterson, one of the nine Scottsboro Boys, told his story to Earl Conrad, scholar and journalist of black America, after his escape from prison and while he was still being hunted for a crime he did not commit. The book begins with the fight in the train and the trial, but focuses on PattersonÕs experience in numerous Alabama prisons. 309pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dust jacket with several closed tears.

    Book ID: 23837
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  • GRACE AFTER MIDNIGHT: A Memoir. by Pearson, Felicia "Snoop" with David Ritz.
    Pearson, Felicia "Snoop" with David Ritz.
    GRACE AFTER MIDNIGHT: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2007). First edition - Felicia Pearson, star of the acclaimed TV series The Wire, reveals her incredible life story, one that dramatically parallels her tv character -born a crack baby and raised in a foster home, she thrived as a baby gangsta until she wound in prison for killing a woman in self-defense, and decided to turn her life around when her mentor was murdered. 233 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66277
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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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  • EDGE CITY. by Soracco, Sin.
    Soracco, Sin.
    EDGE CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a story of murder, passion and betrayal. "Reno is her name. Thieving is her game. Or at least it was." She's trying to go straight now. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-525-0953207.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58101
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  • INCLINED TO ESCAPE. by Vetokhin, Yuri
    Vetokhin, Yuri
    INCLINED TO ESCAPE.

    Edition: Second English edition.

    San Diego, CA: By the author, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An account of the treatment which political prisoners endure in the Soviet psychiatric hospitals and prisons, where the author spent 24 bleak years. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1988. Translated from the Russian by Alison Rice. Illustrated with photographs and with drawings by Jenny Morton and the author. 493 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57800
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