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Lumpen Paperback – November 1, 2015
More than a memoir, Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead takes the reader on a tour of Americas underbelly. From Iowa to Compton to Venice Beach to Fairbanks, Alaska, Mead introduces you to poor America just trying to get byand barely making it. When a thirteen-year-old Mead ends up in the Utah State Industrial School, a prison for boys, it is the first step in a story of oppression and revolt that will ultimately lead to the foundation of the George Jackson Brigade, a Seattle-based urban guerrilla group, and to Meads re-incarceration as a fully engaged revolutionary, well-placed and prepared to take on both
- Publisher : Kersplebedeb (November 1, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1894946782
- ISBN-13 : 978-1894946780
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 1.25 x 9.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,537,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #1,642 in Social Activist Biographies
- #7,479 in Political Leader Biographies
- Customer Reviews:
5 out of 5
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 7, 2017
Just finished Ed Mead's memoir. A highly readable recounting of his life and growing understanding of the need for global revolution born out of love for the people. Great list of resources and other e-book titles at the end. These are daze, comrades. Get your read on. All power to the People
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 7, 2016
Amazing autobiography...amazing book. Learned a lot about the history as well as about the horrors of prison. A wonderful education, while staying interesting, entertaining and exciting the whole time. Just wonderfully written. The story of Ed Mead's life was truly inspiring. Highly recommend this book!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 15, 2016
Interesting, inspiring, educational (prison culture).
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 3, 2016
I knew Ed when he was in prison in Monroe. We were both teacher assistants in the computer lab in the community college that taught classes in the prison. I have read a LOT of prisoners' writings over the years -- 90% of it pathetically painful to read. I expected Ed's writing to be better than average... but was delighted to find that the book is REMARKABLY well written. He tells just enough of the story to keep things moving along, but not so much that the reader is bogged down in trivial details. The writing is superbly paced. The mark of a good writer is the ability to sustain reader interest page after page, and Ed manages to do just that.
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