By Frank Meeink, Jody M. Roy
Autobiography of a getting better Skinhead is Frank Meeink’s uncooked telling of his descent into America’s Nazi underground and his final overcome medicinal drugs and hatred. Frank’s violent adolescence in South Philadelphia primed him to hate, whereas habit made him effortless prey for a small workforce of skinhead gang recruiters. via sixteen he had develop into some of the most infamous skinhead gang leaders at the East Coast and by means of 18 he was once doing difficult time. Teamed up with African-American avid gamers in a jail soccer league, Frank discovered to query his hatred, and after being paroled he defected from the white supremacy move and started talking on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League. a narrative of combating the demons of hatred and dependancy, Frank's downfall and supreme redemption has the ability to open hearts and alter lives.
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CHAPTER XXIX - Loading for Home舒A Surprise舒Last of an Old Friend舒The Last ... CHAPTER XXX - Beginning the Long Return Voyage舒A Scare CHAPTER XXXI - Bad Prospects舒First Touch of Cape Horn舒Icebergs舒Temperance ... 舡舒Heading ... CHAPTER XXXIII - Cracking on舒Progress Homeward舒A Pleasant Sunday舒A Fine Sight舒By-Play CHAPTER XXXIV - Narrow Escapes舒The Equator舒Tropical Squalls舒A Thunder Storm CHAPTER XXXV - A Double-reef-top-sail Breeze - Scurvy-A Friend in ... CHAPTER XXXVI - Soundings舒Sights from Home舒Boston Harbor舒Leaving the Ship Concluding Chapter AFTERWORD - Twenty-four Years After Afterword Twenty-four Years After Endnotes APPENDIX Dictionary of Sea Terms Inspired by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
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But he never surrendered to these influences with the total abandon required fully to effect the alteration. His Brahmin vision was certainly expanding just as his physical vision was improving, but Dana continued to see himself as separate from the 舠crew of swearers舡 (p. 23) with whom he kept company. Despite the conscious efforts he made to fit in, and to 舠set all suspicion at rest舡 (p. 115) as to whether he was indeed one of the forecastle crew, Dana舗s old school Brahmin erudition and elitism inevitably flared up at times, and the crew reacted to any hint of snobbery.