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Down These Mean Streets

Thomas, Piri, 1928- (Book - 1997)
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The author recalls his early experiences with poverty and discrimination, his involvement with drugs and gangs, and his prison sentence for armed robbery which led to his rehabilitation and work with street gangs and drug addicts.
Authors: Thomas, Piri, 1928-
Statement of Responsibility: Piri Thomas
Title: Down these mean streets
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997
Edition: 30th anniversary ed
Characteristics: x, 340 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. With new afterword
Contents: Harlem
Suburbia
Harlem
Suburbia
Down south
Harlem
Prison
New York town
Summary: The author recalls his early experiences with poverty and discrimination, his involvement with drugs and gangs, and his prison sentence for armed robbery which led to his rehabilitation and work with street gangs and drug addicts.
Subject Headings: Thomas, Piri, 1928- Puerto Ricans New York (State) New York Biography Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Biography New York (N.Y.) Biography
Topical Term: Puerto Ricans
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Thomas, Piri, 1928- Down these mean streets. 30th anniversary ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1997 (OCoLC)605410257
Online version: Thomas, Piri, 1928- Down these mean streets. 30th anniversary ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1997 (OCoLC)607729642
LCCN: 98114757
ISBN: 0679781420
9780679781424
Branch Call Number: 974.71 T
Research Call Number: IEE (Puerto Ricans) 98-11689
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In his classic memoir, Nuyorican poet Piri Thomas describes growing up on the perilous streets of Spanish Harlem in the mid 20th century.


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Jul 08, 2014
  • jcasiano rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great story!

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