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The Resource S street rising : crack, murder, and redemption in D.C., Ruben Castaneda

S street rising : crack, murder, and redemption in D.C., Ruben Castaneda

Label
S street rising : crack, murder, and redemption in D.C.
Title
S street rising
Title remainder
crack, murder, and redemption in D.C.
Statement of responsibility
Ruben Castaneda
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country's premier newspapers. But his apparent success masked a devastating secret: he was a crack addict. Even as he covered the drug-fueled violence that was destroying the city, he was prowling S Street, a 24/7 open-air crack market, during his off hours, looking for his next fix. S Street Rising is more than a memoir; it's a portrait of a city in crisis. It's the adrenalin-infused story of the street where Castaneda quickly became a regular, and where a fledgling church led by a charismatic and streetwise pastor was protected by the local drug kingpin, a dangerous man who followed an old-school code of honor. It's the story of Castaneda's friendship with an exceptional police homicide commander whose career was derailed when he ran afoul of Mayor Marion Barry and his political cronies. And it's a study of the city itself as it tried to rise above the bloody crack epidemic and the corrosive politics of the Barry era. S Street Rising is The Wire meets the Oscar-winning movie Crash. And it's all true"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castaneda, Ruben
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.C316
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castaneda, Ruben
  • Journalists
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Crack (Drug)
  • Drug traffic
  • Crime
Label
S street rising : crack, murder, and redemption in D.C., Ruben Castaneda
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18042660
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620400043
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
S street rising : crack, murder, and redemption in D.C., Ruben Castaneda
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18042660
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620400043
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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