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Black and Bulletproof: An African American Warrior in the Israeli Army

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For centuries, the Middle East has been at the center of international conflict and violence. But to Marcus Hardie, a man who grew up in the gang-infested streets of urban California, the hostility and violence of that distant land were no worse than his everyday struggle. Though the threat of attacks and bombings daily might frighten the average person, Hardie was ready f ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by New Horizon Press
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Apr 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Anything But Black,

There are several story lines here beyond that which is presented by author Marcus Hardie's "Black and Bulletproof: An African American Warrior in the Israeli Army." It is the story of poverty and violence in a ghetto in South California. However, the more effectual story is the disillusionment resulting from abandonment and lack of family structure.

Left to the care of his maternal grandmother, Marcus' story is that of the extended care of a developing child which proves insuf
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Emmanuel Brown
Mar 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It is amazing when a person stands strong behind their beliefs, especially when their beliefs are not always popular.

Black & Bulletproof took me on a journey the started in Long Beach California, ended up in Isreal, and ultimately came back to California with a different person from the one who began the journey.

I applaud Marcus for sharing his story that involved him finding himself and his meaning. I would recommend that more people read this story and also take similar mental journeys to
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Lisa
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Black and Bulletproof was a very intriguing story. MG Hardie wrote a memoir about his metamorphosis from gang member in Long Beach, California to observant Jew to Israeli soldier and back to Southern California where he is an attorney. I guess I would have liked to read more. For example, what are his political views now? He also states that he was always a Reagan Republican. I would have liked to know how he reconciled a belief in trickle down economics with his being poverty stricken in the in ...more
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Marcus Hardie was an anti-terror fighter in the Israel Defense Forces under the 7th Brigade of the Armored Division. He graduated from the University of California at Riverside and the University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and soon became Special Assistant to Governor Pete Wilson of California. He then moved to Israel, where he served as an intern at the office of Ehud ...more
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