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Title:Always Running
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ISBN:0743276914
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Biography, Crime

Always Running by Luis J. Rodríguez

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Always Running The award winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles now featuring a new introduction by the author .

Winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award hailed as a i New York Times i notable book and read by hundreds of thousands i Always Running i is the searing true story of one man s life in a Chicano gang and his heroic struggle to free himself from its grip .

By age twelve Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East Los Angeles gang warfare Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture he witnessed countless shootings beatings and arrests and then watched with increasing fear as gang life claimed friends and family members Before long Rodriguez saw a way out of the barrio through education and the power of words and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation .

Achieving success as an award winning poet he was sure the streets would haunt him no more until his young son joined a gang Rodriguez fought for his child by telling his own story in i Always Running i a vivid memoir that explores the motivations of gang life and cautions against the death and destruction that inevitably claim its participants .

At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal i Always Running i is ultimately an uplifting true story filled with hope insight and a hard earned lesson for the next generation

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The award winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles now featuring a new introduction by the author br br Winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award hailed as a i New York Times i notable book and read by hundreds of thousands i Always Running i is the searing true story of one man s life in a Chicano gang and his heroic struggle to free himself from its grip br br By age twelve Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East Los Angeles gang warfare Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture he witnessed countless shootings beatings and arrests and then watched with increasing fear as gang life claimed friends and family members Before long Rodriguez saw a way out of the barrio through education and the power of words and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation br br Achieving success as an award winning poet he was sure the streets would haunt him no more until his young son joined a gang Rodriguez fought for his child by telling his own story in i Always Running i a vivid memoir that explores the motivations of gang life and cautions against the death and destruction that inevitably claim its participants br br At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal i Always Running i is ultimately an uplifting true story filled with hope insight and a hard earned lesson for the next generation, In a stunning literary achievement with a power and scope in the tradition of John Steinbeck and Theodore Dreiser Luis J Rodriguez captures the soul of a community and a little known era in America s history in his epic novel about love family workers rights industrial strife and cultural dislocation br br When the Salcido family departs for the United States their flight is hardly different from the journeys of the indigenous tribes who roamed America for tens of thousands of years or immigrants who sailed across entire oceans or countless others who have left their native lands behind for the promise of a better life br br Traveling mostly on foot Procopio Salcido and his future wife Eladia leave Mexico for the United States to escape the bleak realities of their homeland br br Finally settling in Los Angeles the young couple discover that the hopes they have for their children must now be weighed against the backdrop of the mighty Nazareth steel mill their engine for survival which will eventually become the lifeblood of their own American dream br br Spanning sixty years and three generations strong Music of the Mill strong is set in the industrial boom of post World War II Southern California where jobs seemed plentiful communities thrived and racial harmony prevailed However while postwar prosperity seemed to supply jobs to many migrant African American Mexican and poor white workers in reality there was great struggle and racial discord low paying backbreaking labor and the cruel manipulation by manufacturers who pitted groups of workers against one another br br For the Salcidos especially for Procopio s idealistic son Johnny and his young family the hard knocks of life often resound louder than their own sense of hope When their aspirations have long since lost their luster retaining their dignity and sense of worth becomes the family s greatest challenge br br Destined to be a classic of American literature strong Music of the Mill strong the long awaited first novel by strong Luis J Rodriguez strong portrays the journey of one family caught in a web of politics racial polarization and corrupt unions power struggles revealing the drama pain joy and humor of working class life, TROCHEMOCHE means helter skelter in Spanish and this book expresses the turmoil of the barrio and the various themes that drive Luis J Rodriquez s poetry Drawing on more than ten years of poems Rodriguez writes powerfully and passionately about urban youth family and the plight of neglected communities while exploring the rich cultural roots of his Chicano ancestry, Award winning Latino author Luis J Rodr guez stuns with i My Nature is Hunger i The collection features new poems that reflect Rodr guez s increasingly global view his hard won spirituality and his movement toward reconciliation with his family and his past as well as selections from his previous books i Poems Across the Pavement The Concrete River i and i Trochemoche i