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Tony Remo, growing up on the mean streets of Manhattan's East Village during the turbulent Viet Nam era, has been enrolled in college for the past three years primarily to escape the military draft. We meet him the crucial day of the December 1, 1969 draft lottery. His birth date, the 326th selection, has virtually guaranteed that he would not be drafted. Initially euphoric, his mood turns somber and introspective as he realizes that he would soon be making a crucial decision concerning his future, now that he believes he actually has one. Will he remain in school and attempt to make it in the "straight life" he is so comtemptuous of, or quit to further pursue his gang related activities. Tony is the president of the Blackhawks street gang.
The Blackhawks, is the story of Tony Remo's struggle out of poverty and how he, and those around him are changed in the process. In a span of twelve years, he will transform the Blackhawks from a minor street gang into a corporate real estate giant. However, the price of success will be high. While learning to manipulate the system to accomplish his goal, he'll become corrupted by the very system he'd distrusted and avoided. As his story unfolds it takes the reader on a tour of the underbelly of New York, from the poverty of the East Village and degredation of the Bowery, to the wealth of Fifth Avenue and the power of Wall Street, played out against the background of the most interesting decade in our nation's history.
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Dr. Norman Roberts, a native New Yorker, moved to Florida in 1975 where he currently resides. The multitalented well traveled dentist, exhibiting a wide variety of interests and hobbies has been a contributing editor of New Scene Magazine; written and produced The Sunshine Connection Show for cable television; worked as a professional dancer; and is the inventor of the Roberts Book Holder reading aid which he has successfully marketed since 1987. Following the writer’s maxim of knowing your subject, Dr. Roberts leaned heavily on past experiences while writing this, his first novel, and is intimately familiar with the settings and scenes he describes.
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Book Description Xlibris Corp, 2000. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP68287866