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Author Picciolini, Christian, author.

Title White American youth : my descent into America's most violent hate movement--and how i got out / Christian Picciolini.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  305.800973 PIC    AVAILABLE
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Description xxiv, 275 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary As he stumbled through high school, struggling to find a community among other fans of punk rock music, Christian Picciolini was recruited by a now notorious white power skinhead leader and encouraged to fight with the movement to "protect the white race from extinction." Soon, he had become an expert in racist philosophies, a terror who roamed the neighborhood, quick to throw fists. When his mentor was arrested and sentenced to eleven years in prison, sixteen-year-old Picciolini took over the man's role as the leader of an infamous neo-Nazi skinhead group. Seduced by the power he accrued through intimidation, and swept up in the rhetoric he had adopted, Picciolini worked to grow an army of extremists. He used music as a recruitment tool, launching his own propaganda band that performed at white power rallies around the world. But slowly, as he started a family of his own and a job that for the first time brought him face to face with people from all walks of life, he began to recognize the cracks in his hateful ideology. Then a shocking loss at the hands of racial violence changed his life forever, and Picciolini realized too late the full extent of the harm he'd caused.
Subject Picciolini, Christian.
White supremacy movements -- United States.
Skinheads -- United States.
Youth -- United States -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 9780316522908
0316522902
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