Author Michael “Turtoe” Stewart’s new book “The Rise of a Street General” is a vivid and insightful portrait of American street gang culture

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Recent release “The Rise of a Street General” from Page Publishing author Michael “Turtoe” Stewart is a candid autobiography offering the ultimate insider’s view of his experiences as a member of the Crips in South-Central Los Angeles from his childhood in the Avalon Garden projects to his induction in 1975 and his subsequent path to the upper echelons of gang leadership.

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Michael “Turtoe” Stewart has completed his new book “The Rise of a Street General”: a thought-provoking memoir of his years as a high-profile member of the LA Crips.

“The Rise of a Street General” provides a unique and fascinating look into a gang member’s rise to the top. Starting with his initiation into the gang in 1975, this story chronicles his wars with rival gangs and his years spent in the LA County Jail. It gives a look into the organized Crip movement within the California prison system during the 1980s and witnesses the rise and fall of two Crip superpower organizations that dominated the system for a short period.

“The Rise of a Street General” brings you to the present-day state of affairs within the Black/African gang culture and the effects of gang psychosis and self-imposed cretinism. It separates myths from reality and facts from propaganda and dispels misconception and stigmas. For the first time ever, here’s a book written by a gang member from a military and political perspective. This book also provides a psychological look into a gang member’s thought process as he pursues his gang career and his exit strategy from the gang, as well as his concept for peace and reducing gang violence.

Published by Page Publishing, Michael “Turtoe” Stewart’s engrossing book chronicles an illuminating journey from childhood to gang membership, incarceration, and life beyond the streets.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Rise of a Street General” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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