What are the best books about LA gangs?

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    Bryan Nelson
    Written on May 7, 2018
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      Andrea Carr
      Written on April 29, 2018
      "This book gets down and dirty with the gangs. It is a true story about one gang survivor who was on the streets back in L.A. It shows his struggle of trying to get away from the dangerous life that he got himself in to"
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      Celia Suárez
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "Written by someone who had hands on, real life experiences with LA gang members, this book truly gives an in debt look at the epidemic. A rare glimpse of a world we are rarely let into, this book is truly groundbreaking."
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      Gary Diaz
      Written on April 23, 2018
      "While the book is set in LA, there is minimal gang involvement in the Baudrey boys' activities. I would recommend it if you are interested in the 70s era or Los Angeles in particular, but not if you want to read something heavily focusing on LA gangs."
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      Madison Ford
      Written on April 26, 2018
      "This book takes a look at female gangs in different areas of the country; South Central Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Milwaukee. Sikes brings to the forefront what drives these women to join the gang and get a look a life behind their eyes. This is a powerful read from a different perspective of gang-life than what we are typically given."
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      Paul Holland
      Written on May 4, 2018
      "This is a chilling and deeply thought-provoking book about gangs and organized crime in LA and California, and soon perhaps the entire United States. It's non-fiction so it's legitimate and disturbing (if you're bothered by gang and criminal activity) but is ultimately a positive, redemptive story about Enriquez, the main subject of the book. I enjoyed it despite being troubled by the depiction of organized crime."
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      Vishal Shah
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "The best book about LA gangs is Monster by Sanyika Shakur. An autobiography of an actual LA gangbanger, Shakur takes the reader from his violent initiation into the notorious Crips, to his time in jail and his eventual awakening as a black nationalist, member of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, and crusader against the causes of gangsterism."
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      Frank Stone
      Written on May 4, 2018
      "This book tells the story of an unconventional minister from the ganglands of LA. A deep tale of someone trying to make a difference with the at risk youth of LA. A great book for those looking for inspiration or looking to learn more about a turbulent time on the streets of Los Angeles"
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      Kathryn Lynch
      Written on May 2, 2018
      "An interesting look into the life of an otherwise secretive gang. Thrilling read - would recommend!"
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      Betty Hansen
      Written on May 2, 2018
      "Interested in the lives of LA street gangs, this book will give you a behind the scenes look at what life is really like. Not just the violence but the soul crushing daily experience of the people behind the gang stories."
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    Best books about LA gangs
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Always Running Books 133 Paid
    2 Tattoos on the Heart Books 102 Paid
    3 The Olympic Spirit and Other Stories Books 95 Paid
    4 8 Ball Chicks Books 76 Paid
    5 The Black Hand Books 65 Paid
    6 Monster Books 59 Paid
    7 G-Dog and the Homeboys Books 46 Paid
    8 Inside the Crips Books 31 Paid
    9 East Side Stories Books 9 Paid
    10 Homeboys Books 3 Paid
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