Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Land of Opportunity--#30 finished

A very good book about a family from dirt poor Arkansas that several brothers & relatives move to Detroit in the '70s & '80s and become big time drug dealers.  Well researched and well written book with a lot of the history of drug dealing.  Easy to take what was happening in Detroit & see that it was happening in all the big cities back then too.  Just terrible to think about the hundreds of people just working for cash for these couple big dealers and how they just can see how their work is destroying neighborhoods and families, and then eventually cities.

I had to google the one brother Billy Joe Chambers and it looks like he got out of prison after serving only 22 years.  Maybe he was reformed & no longer doing criminal works but still seems kind of short for some of the bad things he did.

Very good read, I think for now this is going to be a keeper for me.  No reason to ship it off, at least at this time.

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