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Author Meeink, Frank, 1975-

Title Autobiography of a recovering skinhead : the Frank Meeink story / as told to Jody M. Roy.

Imprint Portland, Or. : Hawthorne Books, [2010], c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  320.56 M47Bm 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st Hawthorne ed.
Description xv, 350 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead is Frank Meeinks raw telling of his descent into Americas Nazi underground and his ultimate triumph over drugs and hatred. Franks violent childhood in South Philadelphia primed him to hate, while addiction made him easy prey for a small group of skinhead gang recruiters. By 16 he had become one of the most notorious skinhead gang leaders on the East Coast and by 18 he was doing hard time. Teamed up with African-American players in a prison football league, Frank learned to question his hatred, and after being paroled he defected from the white supremacy movement and began speaking on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League. A story of fighting the demons of hatred and addiction, Frank's downfall and ultimate redemption has the power to open hearts and change lives. Recounts the author's youth as a violent skinhead, leading a notorious white supremacist gang in Philadelphia before he reconciled his racism in prison and, once released, fought to spread tolerance with the Anti-Defamation League.
Subject Meeink, Frank, 1975-
Skinheads -- United States -- Biography.
Neo-Nazis -- United States -- Biography.
White supremacy movements -- United States.
Added Author Roy, Jody M.
ISBN 9780979018824 (pbk.)
097901882X (pbk.)

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