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David Kipen reviews books about the LA Riots

"Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992," edited by Jervey Tervalon is one of several books about the landmark event.

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David Kipen joins the show to discuss an array of books exploring the theme of the L.A. Riots.


David Kipen is a book critic and founder of Libros Schmibros, a lending library and used bookstore in Boyle Heights.

L.A. Riots Book List

Official Negligence by Lou Cannon
Brothers and Sisters by Bebe Moore Campbell
Geography of Rage: Remembering the LA Riots of 1992 edited by Jervey Tervalon
Twilight by Anna Deveare Smith
Understand This by Jervey Tervalon
The Tattooed Soldier by Hector Tobar
Violent Spring by Gary Phillips
The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh
Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness by Robert E. Conot
A Journey Into the Mind of Watts, an essay by Thomas Pynchon