We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - MS-13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang by Steven Dudley

The definitive account of the most dangerous street gang in America - the MS-13 - as seen through the lives of one family caught in its malicious web

The MS-13 was born from war. In the 1980s, El Salvador was enmeshed in a bloody fight for control of the government. To escape the guerilla assaults and death squads, many fled to the US and settled in Los Angeles. Among them were Norman and his six siblings.

As a survival instinct, they formed a group called the Mara Salvatrucha Stoners, a relatively harmless social network bound by rock and roll. But later, as they brushed against established local gangs, the group took on a harder edge, selling drugs, stealing cars and killing rivals who threatened their territories. As authorities cracked down, gang members like Norman were incarcerated and deported. But in the prison system, the group only grew stronger.

Today, MS-13 is one of the most infamous street gangs on earth, with an estimated ten thousand members operating in dozens of states and linked to thousands of grisly murders each year. Through the story of Norman and his family, journalist Steven Dudley brings readers inside the nefarious group, to tell a larger story of flawed US and Central American policy, and the exploitative and unequal economic systems they foster. Ultimately, MS-13 is the story of the modern immigrant and the perennial battle to escape a vortex of poverty and crime.

Buy MS-13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang by Steven Dudley from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781788701037
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: BLINK Publishing
Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - MS-13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang by Steven Dudley

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about MS-13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang book by Steven Dudley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.