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Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America

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  • Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America (Beacon Press) – Trade paperback (1996)
    by Geoffrey Canada

    Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America

    Trade paperback, Beacon Press
    1996
    English
    192 pages

    ISBN: 0807004235
    ISBN-13: 9780807004234

    Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him "an angel from God," Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's world was one where "sidewalk" boys learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher. In this candid and riveting memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner. "If you ... Show more

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