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The Savage City by T.J. English
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Jun 03, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction

I really enjoyed this book! The story of New York in the '60s doesn't seem like a topic that would have obvious appeal to me. Once I started reading, however, I was immediately drawn in. English does a great job of choosing three disparate characters: a corrupt policeman, a Black Panther and an innocent, yet convicted man. In switching between these points of view, English's non-fiction narrative does a superb job of conveying an era of history. Well worth a read!

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Reading Progress

June 3, 2011 – Shelved
July 31, 2011 – Started Reading
July 31, 2011 –
August 2, 2011 –
page 188
August 3, 2011 – Finished Reading
August 4, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction

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