Black Gangster

Black Gangster

by Donald Goines

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A large part of Goines's thirty-nine years were spent being a pimp, a thief, a bootlegger, an armed robber, and a small-time dope dealer. He lived the life of the streets and out of that experience he created Prince, the anti-hero of Black Gangster. It's the story of the shocking underworld of black organized crime and the fledgling black "godfather" who goes from teenage ganglord to powerful Detroit mobster. Like the gangsters of the 1920s, he begins with bootlegging and branches out into every known crime.

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ISBN-13: 9780870679841
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Donald Goines was born in Detroit, Michigan. He joined the U.S. Air Force instead of going into his family’s dry cleaning business. Following his service, he entered into a life of drug addiction and crime. He received seven prison sentences, serving a total of over six years. While he was in prison, Goines wrote his first two novels, Dopefiend: The Story of a Black Junkie and Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp. Goines was shot to death in 1974.

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Black Gangster 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's more of Mr.Goines at his best!!!!! I am not going to tell everything about the the plot of this novel but,it is a great crime novel.mere words can't explain it all.reading this novel is reading the history of all of the major violent street gangs that exists today like the crips,bloods,el rukns,etc.this will surely,without fail,grab your attention from the first to the last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago