Wendell Community Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 23 - Friday, Oct. 4, for a mini makeover. It will reopen Saturday, Oct. 5.

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9780385529983
9780385529990
9780385530002
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8c740d0f-caa8-c21e-18b3-9a5c83143971
Grouping Title ghettoside a true story of murder in america
Grouping Author leovy jill
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-09-21 07:31:18AM
Last Indexed 2019-09-21 07:44:03AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Leovy, Jill
author_display Jill Leovy
available_at_catalog Athens Drive Community
Cameron Village Regional
Cary Community
Duraleigh Road Community
East Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Fuquay-Varina Community
Green Road Community
Holly Springs Community
North Regional
Northeast Regional
Wake Forest Community
West Regional
collection_catalog Adult Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction
Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Cary Community - Adult Non-fiction
Duraleigh Road - Adult Non-fiction
East Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-fiction
Green Road Community - Adult Non-fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction
North Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Wake Forest Community - Adult Non-fiction
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
display_description NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, USA TODAY, AND CHICAGO TRIBUNEA masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review
  • The Washington Post
  • The Boston Globe The Economist
  • The Globe and Mail BookPage Kirkus Reviews
    On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes.
    But as soon as the case is assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shift.
    Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential, but mostly ignored, American murder—a "ghettoside" killing, one young black man slaying another—and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities—and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped.
    Praise for Ghettoside
    "A serious and kaleidoscopic achievement . . . [Jill Leovy is] a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information into hard journalistic rain."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
    "Masterful . . . gritty reporting that matches the police work behind it."Los Angeles Times
    "Moving and engrossing."San Francisco Chronicle
    "Penetrating and heartbreaking . . . Ghettoside points out how relatively little America has cared even as recently as the last decade about the value of young black men's lives."USA Today
    "Functions both as a snappy police procedural and—more significantly—as a searing indictment of legal neglect . . . Leovy's powerful testimony demands respectful attention."The Boston Globe
    "Gritty, heart-wrenching . . . Everyone needs to read this book."—Michael Connelly
    "Ghettoside is remarkable: a deep anatomy of lawlessness."—Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal

    "[Leovy writes] with grace and artistry, and controlled—but bone-deep—outrage in her new book. . . . The most important book about urban violence in a generation."The Washington Post
    "Riveting . . . This timely book could not be more important."—Associated Press

    "Leovy's relentless reporting has produced a book packed with valuable, hard-won insights—and it serves as a crucial, 366-page reminder that 'black lives matter.' "The New York Times Book Review
    "A compelling analysis of the factors behind the epidemic of black-on-black homicide . . . an important book, which deserves a wide audience."—Hari Kunzru, The Guardian
    From the Hardcover edition.
  • format_catalog Book
    eBook
    format_category_catalog Books
    eBook
    id 8c740d0f-caa8-c21e-18b3-9a5c83143971
    isbn 9780385529983
    9780385529990
    9780385530002
    item_details
    Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
    ils:694630 5816262 Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf EVA
    ils:694630 6875510 Wake Forest Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf WAK
    ils:694630 5816261 East Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf ERL
    ils:694630 5464601 Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf EVA
    ils:694630 5464607 Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf EVA
    ils:694630 5464579 Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf ADR
    ils:694630 5464595 West Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf WRL
    ils:694630 5816260 Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf HSP
    ils:694630 5464606 Cary Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false Checked out CRY
    ils:694630 5464588 Duraleigh Road - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf DUR
    ils:694630 5464592 Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf ADR
    ils:694630 5816263 West Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf WRL
    ils:694630 6207119 Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf ADR
    ils:694630 5464593 West Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false Checked out WRL
    ils:694630 5464577 East Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf ERL
    ils:694630 5464609 Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf NER
    ils:694630 5816264 Green Road Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf GRE
    ils:694630 5464608 North Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf NOR
    ils:694630 6207120 Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf ADR
    ils:694630 7122585 Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf FUQ
    ils:694630 5464605 Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false Checked out CAM
    ils:694630 5464594 Cary Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf CRY
    ils:694630 5464576 Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf CAM
    ils:694630 5464589 Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf NER
    ils:694630 5464604 Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction 364.152 LEOVY 1 false false On Shelf ADR
    overdrive:21131084-181f-49ba-a3db-28aec72ad3b6 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 2 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
    itype_catalog
    last_indexed 2019-09-21T11:44:03.132Z
    lexile_score -1
    literary_form Non Fiction
    literary_form_full Non Fiction
    local_callnumber_catalog 364.152 LEOVY
    owning_library_catalog Wake County Public Libraries
    owning_location_catalog Athens Drive Community
    Cameron Village Regional
    Cary Community
    Duraleigh Road Community
    East Regional
    Eva H. Perry Regional
    Fuquay-Varina Community
    Green Road Community
    Holly Springs Community
    North Regional
    Northeast Regional
    Wake Forest Community
    West Regional
    primary_isbn 9780385529983
    publishDate 2015
    record_details
    Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
    ils:694630 Book Books First edition. English Spiegel & Grau, [2015] x, 366 pages ; 25 cm
    overdrive:21131084-181f-49ba-a3db-28aec72ad3b6 eBook eBook English Random House Publishing Group 2015
    recordtype grouped_work
    scoping_details_catalog
    Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
    ils:694630 5816262 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 6875510 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5816261 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464601 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464607 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464579 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464595 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5816260 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464606 Checked out Checked out false false true false false true
    ils:694630 5464588 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464592 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5816263 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 6207119 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464593 Checked out Checked out false false true false false true
    ils:694630 5464577 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464609 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5816264 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464608 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 6207120 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 7122585 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
    ils:694630 5464605 Checked out Checked out false false true false false true
    ils:694630 5464594 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464576 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464589 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:694630 5464604 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    overdrive:21131084-181f-49ba-a3db-28aec72ad3b6 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
    subject_facet Homicide -- United States
    Murder -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies
    Murder -- United States
    title_display Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America
    title_full Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America / Jill Leovy
    Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America
    title_short Ghettoside :
    title_sub A True Story of Murder in America
    topic_facet Homicide
    Law
    Murder
    Nonfiction
    Sociology
    True Crime