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ᘾ Free Hardcover Read [ ৰ Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America ] ᙗ Book By Jill Leovy ᛔ ᘾ Free Hardcover Read [ ৰ Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America ] ᙗ Book By Jill Leovy ᛔ An Best Book of the Month for February 2015 Theres a statistic that surfaces early in Jill Leovys fundamentally important book Ghettoside that should catch your attention black men compose about 6% of the countrys population, yet they are the victim in nearly 40% of homicides And whos killing those black men The answer is most often other black men Leovy, a writer for the Los Angeles Times, explores the culture of black violence, specifically in South Central LA, describing a world that seems to exist hermetically sealed off from the rest of the city With nearly zero mobility and little policing, the people of South Central are left to fend for themselvesfurther amplifying the devastating drumbeat of gangs and violence Leovy builds her book around one familys story Wally Tennelle, an LA cop, has refused to move his wife and kids out of his Watts neighborhood Then his youngest son is murdered unlike most murders in the area, this one was covered by the local media Through the gathering of evidence, the roundup of suspects, and the trial that ultimately comes to beall spearheaded by John Skaggs, a very dedicated and capable LA homicide detectiveLeovy makes the argument that what places like South Central need is policing, not less They need attentionnot debate, finger pointing, and inaction Chris SchluepA serious and kaleidoscopic achievement JillLeovy is a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information into hard journalistic rain.Dwight Garner,The New York Times Masterful gritty reporting that matches the police work behind it.Los Angeles Times Moving and engrossing.San Francisco Chronicle Penetrating and heartbreaking .Ghettosidepoints out how relatively little America has cared even as recently as the last decade about the value of young black mens lives.USA Today Functions both as a snappy police procedural and significantlyas a searing indictment of legal neglect Leovys powerful testimony demands respectful attention.The Boston Globe Ghettosideis fantastic It does what the best narrative nonfiction does It transcends its subject by taking one persons journey and making it all our journeys Thats what makes this not just a gritty, heart wrenching, and telling book, but an important one From the patrol cop to the president, everyone needs to read this book.Michael ConnellyGhettoside is remarkable a deep anatomy of lawlessness.Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal Leovy writes with grace and artistry, and controlledbut bone deepoutrage in her new book Ghettoside, if theres any justice, will be the most important book about urban violence in a generation.David M Kennedy, The Washington Post Riveting This timely book could not be important.Associated Press Told with the chilling detail and gripping pace of a prime time drama.The Economist Leovys relentless reporting has produced a book packed with valuable, hard won insightsand it serves as a crucial, 366 page reminder that black lives matter The New York Times Book Review A compelling analysis of the factors behind the epidemic of black on black homicide, and the beginnings of a policy prescription for tackling it an important book, which deserves a wide audience.Hari Kunzru, The Guardian Ghettoside has many successes its complicated portrait of the LAPD, the humanity it lends to the families of murder victims, and its ability to engage readers from a historical and current day context the sundry facts Leovy provides throughout the book never overwhelm.Jason Parham, Gawker A brave book It is not often that I pick up a work of non fiction and picture the movie unfolding before my eyes Ghettoside offers a calm dissection of Americas oldest epidemic Leovys knowledge makes for lapidary prose that crackles with insight It is also deeply humane.Financial Times First rate stuff.NewsweekJill Leovy writes with exceptional sharpness and tautness, and her pages glow and glitter with the found poetry of the street This book will take an honored place on the shelf that includes David Simons classic Homicide and Michelle Alexanders explosive study of mass incarceration, The New Jim Crow.Martin Amis A gripping and powerful account of urban homicide investigation in the United States.Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Devil in the Grove Unmissable Im astonished by Jill Leovys forthcoming Ghettoside Police and race in America are examined with forensic skill and furious, exceptional prose Lucid, revelatory, superbly written, incredibly timely A book of the year.Chris Cleave, author of Little BeeGhettoside is a brilliant taxonomic investigation into the American violence epidemic disguised as a highly entertaining true crime book.Matt Taibbi, author of The Divide A thoroughly engrossing true life policier full of vivid and sympathetic characters, but also the bravest book about race and crime Ive ever read.Dan Baum, author of Nine Lives What an amazing booka totally gripping piece of reporting.Paul French, author of Midnight in Peking Absorbing Readers may come for Leovys detective story they will stay for her lucid social critique.Publishers Weekly starred review Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America Kindle Ghettoside edition by Jill Leovy Download it once and read on your device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking highlighting while reading FREE shipping qualifying offers NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Books Received BLDGBLOG Image Inside Tadao Ando s studio Osaka photo Kaita Takemura, via designboom Somewhere, despite the weather here, spring If you re me, that means looking for something new to Here is a selection books have crossed my desk over past few months Magnolia High School, Faculty Book Club Selections The Girl with Seven Names North Korean Defector Hyeonseo Lee October Calypso David Sedaris September Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward AugustJill New York Times Jan , By pp Spiegel Grau Jennifer Gonnerman contributing editor at magazine author Life Outside Prison Odyssey Elaine Bartlett Los Angeles Times latimes Jun was reporter from most recently covering cybersecurity USC Annenberg Center Communication journalist SpeigelGrau Random House bestseller, finalist National Critics Circle Award, California Award winner nonfiction an award winning She lives her family From Hardcover Penguin Speakers Bureau crisp writer mind ability boil entire skies information into hard journalistic rain Dwight Garner, Similar Reporter admin assistant also let go LA fired Monday along four paper top editors, reason seems be married one axed editors The who put faces murder statistics Interview Leovy, crime correspondent Times, fought city homicide bid challenge assumptions about gang related violence Author What We Have Learned last year reporting tour de force, America, which she embedded detectives investigating murders violent precincts powerful book old school narrative journalism serious kaleidoscopic achievement Nestled inside story killing well made timely argument transcends single death Interview Of NPR witnesses reluctant members, says, everybody terrified Her book, Ghettoside, uses Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America


    • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
    • 4.3
    • 568
    • Hardcover
    • 386 pages
    • B0062OCN4E
    • Jill Leovy
    • English
    • 22 August 2018

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