Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Jill Leovy (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
One World
Publish Date
October 27, 2015
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385529990

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About the Author

Jill Leovy is an award-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Reviews

"A serious and kaleidoscopic achievement . . . [Jill Leovy 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 . . . Ghettoside points out how relatively little America has cared even as recently as the last decade about the value of young black men's lives."--USA Today

"Functions both as a snappy police procedural and--more significantly--as a searing indictment of legal neglect . . . Leovy's powerful testimony demands respectful attention."--The Boston Globe

"Ghettoside is fantastic. It does what the best narrative nonfiction does: It transcends its subject by taking one person's journey and making it all our journeys. That's 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 Connelly

"Ghettoside is remarkable: a deep anatomy of lawlessness."--Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal

"[Leovy writes] with grace and artistry, and controlled--but bone-deep--outrage in her new book. . . . Ghettoside, if there's 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 more important."--Associated Press

"Told with the chilling detail and gripping pace of a prime-time drama."--The Economist

"Leovy's relentless reporting has produced a book packed with valuable, hard-won insights--and 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 America's oldest epidemic. . . . [Leovy's] knowledge makes for lapidary prose that crackles with insight. It is also deeply humane."--Financial Times

"First-rate stuff."--Newsweek