Always Running

Author : Luis J. Rodríguez
ISBN : 9781453259085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 56.5 MB
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Luis J. Rodríguez’s stunning memoir—a brave, unflinching account of life in a Los Angeles street gang Luis J. Rodríguez joined his first gang at age eleven. As a teenager, he witnessed the rise of some of the most notorious cliques and sets in Southern California and knew only a life of violence—one that revolved around drugs, gang wars, and police brutality. But unlike most of those around him, Rodríguez found a way out when art, writing, and political activism rescued him from the brink of self-destruction. Always Running spares no detail in its vivid, brutally honest portrayal of street life and violence, and it stands as a powerful and unforgettable testimonial of gang life, by one of the most acclaimed Chicano writers of his generation. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Always Running

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : 0613013239
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 44.30 MB
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A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Always Running

Author : Luis Rodriguez
ISBN : 0784810753
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A former Los Angeles gang member describes his experiences.
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Erledigt In Paris Und London

Author : George Orwell
ISBN : 9783257602463
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 36.34 MB
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Nach seiner Demission als Polizeioffizier in Burma landet Orwell 1933 in den Slums: bei den Arbeitslosen, Asozialen in Paris, wo er sich als Küchenhilfe in einem Luxusrestaurant verdingt; bei den Pennern von London, mit denen er durch die Gossen und Asyle pilgert. Der unsentimentale, erschütternde Bericht eines Betroffenen.
Category: Fiction

Hearts And Hands

Author : Luis Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781609800574
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 20.40 MB
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Hearts and Hands deals with many of the difficult issues addressed in Luis Rodríguez’s memoir of gang life, Always Running, but with a focus on healing through community building. Empowered by his experiences as a peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives. And he warns that we sacrifice community values for material gain when we incarcerate or marginalize people already on the edge of society. His interest in dissolving gang influence on black and latino kids is personal as well as societal; his son, to whom he dedicates Hearts and Hands, is currently serving a prison sentence for gang-related activity. With anecdotes, interviews, and time-tested guidelines, Hearts and Hands makes a powerful argument for building and supporting community life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dharma Punx

Author : Noah Levine
ISBN : 9783899017434
Genre : Religion
File Size : 49.9 MB
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Dies ist die Geschichte von Noah Levine, eines jungen Mannes, der gegen seine Eltern und die unerfüllten Versprechen der 60er Jahre rebelliert. Seine Suche nach Sinn endet in Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol. Am Rand des Suizids beginnt er zu meditieren. Erfüllt von Wut versucht er seinem Widerstand gegen eine verlogene Gesellschaft ein konstruktives Gesicht zu geben. Es ist ein steiniger Weg, geprägt von Verzweiflung, Rückschlägen und Enttäuschungen. Doch schließlich findet er zu der inneren Freiheit, nach der er gesucht hat. Dies ist ein provokanter, ehrlicher Bericht, der uns tief in die Punk Szene führt. Eine Geschichte von Wut, Rebellion und Selbstzerstörung, aber auch von Heilung, Selbstlosigkeit und spirituellem Wachstum.
Category: Religion

Hearts And Hands Second Edition

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781609805548
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 56.64 MB
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Hearts and Hands focuses on healing through community building. Empowered by thirty years of experience with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives. And he warns that we sacrifice community values for material gain when we incarcerate or marginalize people already on the edge of society. His drive to dissolve gang influence on kids is as personal as it is societal; his son, to whom he dedicates Hearts and Hands, served more than a decade in prison for gang-related activity. With anecdotes, interviews, and time-tested guidelines, Hearts and Hands makes a powerful argument for building and supporting community life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Literature Suppressed On Sexual Grounds

Author : Dawn B. Sova
ISBN : 9780816071494
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 90.40 MB
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Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Revised Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 100 works deemed sexually obscene. The entries new to this edition include America by Jon Stewart, Sex by Madonna, The Buffalo Tree by Adam Rapp, and many more. Also included are updates to entries such as Forever by Judy Blume, and more
Category: Literary Criticism

Banned In The U S A

Author : Herbert N. Foerstel
ISBN : 0313311668
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 78.7 MB
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Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.
Category: Business & Economics

Borrowed Bones

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : 0810133644
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 38.1 MB
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Foreword by Martín Espada This chapbook collection offers new poems from the prolific career of a community leader, activist, and healer. Luis J. Rodríguez’s work asks profound questions of us as readers and fellow humans, such as, "If society cooperates, can we nurture the full / and healthy development of everyone?" In his introductory remarks, Martín Espada describes the poet as a man engaged in people and places: "Luis Rodríguez is a poet of many tongues, befitting a city of many tongues. He speaks English, Spanish, ‘Hip Hop,’ ‘the Blues,’ and ‘cool jazz.’ He speaks in ‘mad solos.’ He speaks in ‘People’s Sonnets.’ He speaks in the language of protest. He speaks in the language of praise."
Category: Poetry