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Blood in Blood Out: The Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  89 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
For the first time, ex-convict John Lee Brook subjects the Aryan Brotherhood to a devastating exposé, revealing how the notorious white supremacist prison gang has become perhaps the most powerful criminal organization in America, an achievement much more remarkable considering that the majority of its members remain behind bars, and its infamous Commission—the folkloric t ...more
Kindle Edition, Ebook, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Headpress (first published September 1st 2010)
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E.A. Bucchianeri
If Machiavelli was Sentenced to Federal Prison …

We are all lead to believe that the justice system is in control of outlaws once they are handed over to serve their time in the penitentiary, that the public is safe after those cell doors slam shut, but au contraire. John Lee Brook delves into the little-known world of the real power behind the towering walls crowned with rolls of razor wire; the insider prison gangs, more specifically, the Aryan Brotherhood.

Once an inmate himself, Brook provide
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Jim
Aug 19, 2011 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I almost want to explain how it was that I picked this up, but ...

Then writing is not very good, but the story is fascinating like a train wreck.
Dachokie
Dec 03, 2013 Dachokie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gangs
Had Potential …

Of the myriad of street, biker and prison gangs in the United States, a few seem to separate them themselves from the group out of sheer notoriety; the Aryan Brotherhood’s lust for violence and power behind bars is one of those groups. A rather selective and secretive group, the Aryan Brotherhood (AB) is often the subject of both myth and reality. While I was hoping BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT would provide a deeper look at the history, structure and reach of the AB, I found myself reading
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Gary Taylor
Jul 29, 2011 Gary Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime, crime
Let’s face it. When a nonfiction author has characters with nicknames like the Hulk, the Baron and Terrible Tom, how can he miss? But John Lee Brook (that has to be a nom de plume, eh?) does much more than just hit the target with his infiltration of the mythical Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT. He’s sitting dead red in the center of the bloody bull’s eye here, offering a work that blends true crime with sociological study, business strategy review, psychotherapy, legal thrill ...more
Ugotz472
Oct 13, 2013 Ugotz472 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gangsters
Author John Brook Lee, takes the reader into the maniacal world of the organization know as the Aryan Brotherhood, "the AB"! In his book, "Blood In Blood Out: The Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood"; the reader gets a history lesson about "the AB"! Previously unreported information regarding this underworld force; who's who, the "shot callers" and the activities which earned them their respect in both the state/federal prison sytem and "in the free world"! Learn about the current powers tha ...more
Alex Decker
Jan 03, 2013 Alex Decker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book toggles back from history to courtroom scenes for the first half of the book. Then the courtroom scenes finish and we are caught up with the current comings and goings of the group. This organization was strange at first, it would have been nice to give a bit more heads up because it just looks sloppy. Like he turned it in and they told him to add 100 pages. But, the writing is good, not great but readable. He tells an interesting tale without completely glorifying the criminals or the ...more
Leslie
Nov 08, 2012 Leslie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A first-time ex-offender/author writes this exposé into the Aryan Brotherhood. I was interested in this book because of my interest in the criminal justice system and gangs. This book was painful to read as these "shot callers" were made out to be heroes. There are inaccuracies with regard to correctional settings (CO's w/guns in cells, etc). If you want an informative, unbiased look at one of America's prison gangs this isn't the book for you.
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