Bill Lee Chinese Playground: A Memoir

ISBN 13 : 9781500128500

Chinese Playground: A Memoir

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This stark and unsentimental recollection of childhood and coming of age in the back alleys and bustling streets of San Francisco Chinatown reveals the sinister and pervasive influences of organized crime. "Chinese Playground: A Memoir" traces author Bill Lee’s maturation from innocent child in a troubled family to a street punk, gang member, and college graduate struggling to break free of his involvement in escalating violence. Lee’s personal accounts of two high-profile murder incidents are engrossing. The 1977 Golden Dragon Massacre in San Francisco that left five dead and eleven wounded, was carried out by his blood-brothers who were engaged in the most violent Asian gang war in U.S. history. A decade later, a mad gunman killed seven and injured four at ESL, a high tech firm in Sunnyvale, California where Lee was employed. An unlikely hero emerges as he accepts his fate, employing his street instincts to save coworkers during the murderous rampage. Startling details on both crimes are revealed for the first time. This true story is a provocative read providing valuable insight into Chinese American culture, organized crime, distressed families, at-risk youths, personal recovery, Bay Area history, and Silicon Valley.

Biographie de l'auteur :

Bill Lee is a second-generation Chinese American who grew up in the underworld of San Francisco Chinatown. He is the author of "Chinese Playground" and "Born to Lose." He has written for the S.F. Chronicle, AsianWeek, and numerous professional journals. Bill graduated with honors in Psychology from San Francisco State University and spent most of his career as a consultant retained by top executives in Silicon Valley. He has been featured on The History Channel, Fox, A&E Network, Spike TV, PBS, and Radio Television Hong Kong. http://chineseplayground.com http://about.me/bill.lee_author http://facebook.com/Bill.Lee.author

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Description du livre CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. Paperback. État : Brand New. first paperback edition edition. 302 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.69 inches. This item is printed on demand. N° de réf. du libraire zk1500128503

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