Do or Die: For the First Time, Members of America's Most Notorious Gangs - the Crips and the Bloods - Speak for Themselves

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"The most vivid and insightful investigation any reporter has made into gang life. This is the human face behind the tragic headlines, a sad, honestly reported story of kids at war with themselves".-- "Playboy" "Shocking". "--San Francisco Chronicle"

"Poignant". "--New York Times"

"Fascinating and frightening". "--Los Angeles Times"

"Ambitious and provocative". "--Chicago Tribune"

"The testimonies Bing elicits are always fascinating [as she] lets gang members speak for themselves and at length, weaving together their stories with scene-setting narrative that reveals her deep caring for these violent youths". "--Houston Chronicle"

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Do or Die Fiercely compelling and widely acclaimed, Do or Die is the first inside account of street gangs and their brutal world. Journalist Leon Bing, who gained ther four years, lets the gang members discuss for themselves their lives, loves, and battles. Full description

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"The most vivid and insightful investigation any reporter has made into gang life. This is the human face behind the tragic headlines, a sad, honestly reported story of kids at war with themselves."-- Digby Diehl, "Playboy""Poignant."-- "New York Times""Fascinating and frightening."-- "Los Angeles Times""Ambitious and provocative."-- "Chicago Tribune""The testimonies Bing elicits are always fascinating [as she] lets gang members speak for themselves and at length, weaving together their stories with scene-setting narrative that reveals her deep caring for these violent youths."-- "Houston Chronicle""Shocking."-- "San Francisco Chronicle""A powerful portrait of life on the streets."-- "Vogue""Bing is a reporter of remarkable vividness and subtlety ... passionately objective . . . a remarkable, compellingly readable piece of reporting." -- "Entertainment Weekly""Harrowing and heart-felt . . . a book that should be read by everyone professionally involved or personally concerned with the future of urban America." -- "Publishers Weekly""The testimonies Bing elicits are always fascinating [as she] lets gang members speak for themselves and at length, weaving together their stories with scene-setting narrative that reveals her deep caring for these violent youths." -- "Kirkus Reviews"

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