Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America / Edition 1

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America / Edition 1

by Geoffrey Canada
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807004235

ISBN-13: 2900807004233

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Beacon Press

Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him "an angel from God," Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's world was one where "sidewalk" boys learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets

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Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him "an angel from God," Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's world was one where "sidewalk" boys learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher. In this candid and riveting memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner. "If you wonder how a fourteen-year-old can shoot another child his own age in the head and then go home to dinner," Canada writes, "you need to know you don't get there in a day, or week, or month. It takes years of preparation to be willing to commit murder, to be willing to kill or die for a corner, a color, or a leather jacket."

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ISBN-13:
2900807004233
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
None
Pages:
192

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