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Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
"After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He quickly matured into one of the most fo…
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The award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles, now featuring a new introduction by the author.

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This book is both a satire of the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 60s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy.
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The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison
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The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package

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Au début des années soixante, Thompson, alors journaliste à San Francisco, est fasciné par les Hell's Angels. Son article sur ces seigneurs de la route fait sensation, il se lance dans la version long…
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The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
He was known as "the Leopard," and for the thirty-two years of his reign Mobutu Sese Seko, president of Zaire, showed all the cunning of his namesake, seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition…
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The Texas Tomato Lover's Handbook (Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Series)
A garden-grown tomato, sliced and laid across a grilled hamburger . . . Sweet, plump cherry tomatoes in a crisp, green salad . . . Sauce made from fresh tomatoes, ladled over a steaming bowl of pasta …
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Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction
Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction, by Joseph Conrad, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader,…
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It’s Garfield–as you’ve never seen him!

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Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction
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What does diaspora mean? Until quite recently, the word had a specific and restricted meaning, referring principally to the dispersal and exile of the Jews. But since the 1960s, the term diaspora has …
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The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
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Hard Road: Bernie Guindon and the Reign of the Satan's Choice Motorcycle Club
The spiritual godfather of Canadian bikers tells the story of his fascinating life.

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The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer
A mob contract killer known as “The Iceman” for hiding a body in an ice-cream truck freezer, Richard Kuklinski boasted a personal body count of more than a hundred victims. Using guns, knives, poison,…
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The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are - The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years…
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