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The Resource Blood in the fields : ten years inside California's Nuestra Familia gang, Julia Reynolds

Blood in the fields : ten years inside California's Nuestra Familia gang, Julia Reynolds

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Blood in the fields : ten years inside California's Nuestra Familia gang
Title
Blood in the fields
Title remainder
ten years inside California's Nuestra Familia gang
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Julia Reynolds
Title variation
Blood in the fields
Title variation remainder
ten years inside Californias Nuestra Familia gang
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eng
Summary
"The city of Salinas, California, is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the setting for his epic masterpiece, East of Eden, but it is also the home of Nuestra Familia, one of the most violent gangs in the United States. Born in the prisons of California in the late 1960s, Nuestra Familia expanded to control drug trafficking and extortion operations throughout the northern half of the state, and left a trail of bodies in its wake. Award-winning journalist Julia Reynolds tells the gang's story from the inside out, following young men and women as they search for a new kind of family, quests that usually lead to murder and betrayal. Blood in the Fields also documents the history of Operation Black Widow, the FBI's questionable decade-long effort to dismantle the Nuestra Familia, along with its compromised informants and the turf wars it created with local law enforcement agencies. Reynolds used her unprecedented access to gang members, both in and out of prison, as well as undercover wire taps, depositions, and court documents to weave a gripping, comprehensive history of this brutal criminal organization and the lives it destroyed"--
Summary
The city of Salinas, California, is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the setting for his epic masterpiece, East of Eden, but it is also the home of Nuestra Familia, one of the most violent gangs in the United States. Born in the prisons of California in the late 1960s, Nuestra Familia expanded to control drug trafficking and extortion operations throughout the northern half of the state, and left a trail of bodies in its wake. Award-winning journalist Julia Reynolds tells the gang's story from the inside out, following young men and women as they search for a new kind of family, quests that usually lead to murder and betrayal. Blood in the Fields also documents the history of Operation Black Widow, the FBI's questionable decade-long effort to dismantle the Nuestra Familia, along with its compromised informants and the turf wars it created with local law enforcement agencies. Reynolds used her unprecedented access to gang members, both in and out of prison, as well as undercover wire taps, depositions, and court documents to weave a gripping, comprehensive history of this brutal criminal organization and the lives it destroyed
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10356201
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Reynolds, Julia
Dewey number
364.106/609794
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U7
LC item number
C258 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nuestra Familia (Gang)
  • Gangs
  • Mexican American gangs
  • Prison gangs
  • Gang members
  • TRUE CRIME / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
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adult
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ten years inside California's Nuestra Familia gang
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Blood in the fields : ten years inside California's Nuestra Familia gang, Julia Reynolds
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Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn871671600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781613749692
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(hardback)
Lccn
2014010689
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)871671600
Label
Blood in the fields : ten years inside California's Nuestra Familia gang, Julia Reynolds
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871671600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781613749692
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)871671600

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