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Once a Cop

The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man

By Corey Pegues

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published In: United States, 18 April 2017
New York City Book Awards Hornblower Award Winner African American Literary Award Winner for Best Biography/Memoir As a youth, Corey Pegues was a criminal. As an adult, he became a high-ranking police officer. In this fascinating look at life on both sides of the law, Corey Pegues opens up about why he joined the New York Police Department after years as a drug dealer. Pegues speaks honestly about the poor choices he made while coming of age in New York City during the height of the crack epidemic. He's equally candid about why he turned his life around, and takes you inside the NYPD, where he becomes a decorated officer despite bureaucratic pitfalls and discriminatory practices. Written with the voice and panache of someone who knows the streets, Once a Cop is a credible and informative look at the forces that lead some into a life of crime and what it means to make good on a second chance.

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-A fascinating look at an era of New York City history--the crack epidemic--and at how a young, misguided man chose a life of crime, then redemption. This isn't just a good story, it's the quintessential American success story.---Reggie Osse, aka Combat Jack, host of the Combat Jack Show podcast

EAN: 9781501110504
ISBN: 1501110500
Publisher: Atria Books
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.49 x 2.03 centimetres (0.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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