Once a King, Always a King: The Unmaking of a Latin King

Chicago Review Press
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This riveting sequel to "My Bloody Life" traces Reymundo Sanchez's struggle to create a "normal" life outside the Latin Kings, one of the nation's most notorious street gangs, and to move beyond his past. Sanchez illustrates how the Latin King motto "once a king, always a king" rings true and details the difficulty and danger of leaving that life behind. Filled with heart-pounding scenes of his backslide into drugs, sex, and violence, Once a King, Always a King recounts how Sanchez wound up behind bars and provides an engrossing firsthand account of how the Latin Kings are run from inside the prison system. Harrowing testaments to Sanchez's determination to rebuild his life include his efforts to separate his family from gang life and his struggle to adapt to marriage and the corporate world. Despite temptations, nightmares, regressions into violence, and his own internal demons, Sanchez makes an uneasy peace with his new life. This raw, powerful, and brutally honest memoir traces the transformation of an accomplished gangbanger into a responsible citizen.
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Chicago Review Press
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Published on
Oct 31, 2004
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781569762356
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Social Science / Criminology
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
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