The Life Crimes And Hard Times Of Ricky Atkinson, Leader Of The Dirty Tricks Gang: A True Story

July 1, 2017|
The Life Crimes And Hard Times Of Ricky Atkinson, Leader Of The Dirty Tricks Gang: A True Story by Richard Atkinson
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A sober memoir that provides a solid understanding of how crime is situated in structural, cultural, historical, and situational contexts. This is the life story of Ricky Atkinson, leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang, who grew up fast and hard in one of Toronto’s toughest neighborhoods during the social ferment of the Sixties, during the fledgling Black Power Movement in Canada. His life was made all the more difficult coming from a black, white and aboriginal mixed family. Under his leadership, the gang eventually robbed more banks and pulled off so many jobs, that it is unrivaled in Canadian history. Follow him from the mean streets to backroom plotting, to jail and back again as he learns the hard lessons of leadership, courage and betrayal. Today, after reconciling his past and life, he works to educate youth and people from all backgrounds about the no-win choice of being a criminal.
Richard Atkinson, now in his 60s, is a free man, out on full parole. Today, after reconciling his past and life, he actively works to educate youth and people from all backgrounds about the no-win choice of being a criminal. Joe Fiorito is a Canadian journalist, author, and recently retired columnist for the Toronto Star. He is th...
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Title:The Life Crimes And Hard Times Of Ricky Atkinson, Leader Of The Dirty Tricks Gang: A True Story
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:376 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:376 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:July 1, 2017
Publisher:EXILE EDITIONS
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550966749

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