Book Club – Books on gangs

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Welcome to Street Gangs Book Club, a centralized place to gain information on books that discuss urban culture, specifically gangs. There are countless books on the topic of gangs, hip hop, prisons, and the ghetto, but has assembled this list for your reading pleasure.

We have also assembled a classic literature list on must read books for the new gang researcher.

Just Like Compton by Kevon Gulley



Gang Redux: A Balanced
Anti-Gang Strategy

by James Diego Vigil


Lessons From a
Gang Cop
Tony Moreno

Wicked Sick
by Anthony Murillo


World of Gangs
John Hagedorn 



The Black Hand

by Chris Blatchford



Home of the Body Bags
by Terrell Wright

Blue Rage, Black
Stanley “Tookie” Williams



East Side Stories: Gang Life in East LA

by Joseph Rodriguez



Street Wars and the Future of Violence by Tom Hayden




Greg Boyle
Father Greg and
the Homeboys
by Celeste Fremon




Gangs & Society: Alternative Perpectives 




The Almighty Latin King & Queen Nation



Under & Alone by William Queen



Inside the Crips: Life inside L.A.’s Most Notorious Gang
by Colton Simpson


8 Ball Chicks
by Gini Sikes


Once a King, Always a King by Reymundo Sanchez


My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King
by Reymundo Sanchez


City of Quartz

City of Quartz by Mike Davis 



Hard Copy: Territoriality Among African American Street Gangs in Los Angeles 



CD Version: Territoriality Among African American Street Gangs in Los Angeles




Behind Bars: Surviving Prison
by Jeffrey Ross & Stephen Richards



Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York: An Informal History
by Herbert Asbury



Gang Intelligence Manual

by Bill Valentine


Gang and their Tattoos
by Bill Valentine


Life in Prison
by Stanley Tookie Williams


The Gangs of Chicago
by Herbert Asbury


gangs Gangland: How the FBI Broke the Mob by Howard Blum


by Yxta Maya Murray$10.39


From Pieces to Weight
by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson



Tupac: Resurrection




GIS Gang Territory Files



Biggie: Voletta Wallace Remeber





Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, …



The 50 Most Asked …
By T. Rodgers



Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
By Jeff Chang 



Always Running By Luis J Rodriguez$11.99 


Cycles of the Ghetto
By Andrea Woods $15.95


Once Upon a Time in Harlem

By Moses Miller

Urban Street Terrorism

By Al Valdez & Rene Enriquez


6 Comments for “Book Club – Books on gangs”

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  2. Blood

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  3. I’m author of the hiphop fiction Murderapolis. My goal is to increase my book sales and get notoriety regarding the book. If you have information about how and what I can do to get notoriety for my book I’ll appreciate it. My book is available online at or where ever books are sold. Google Romello Hollingsworth.

    Thank You,

    Jerome Railey a.k.a Romello Hollingsworth

  4. Talia Scherich

    You could definitely see your enthusiasm within the work you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

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