S Street Rising

Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

by Ruben Castaneda

S Street Rising

Hardcover, 294 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $26 | purchase

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Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.
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The author recounts his years working as a reporter for The Washington Post at the height of the crack epidemic, where he covered the drug-fueled crimes of the street even as he tried to hide his own crack addiction.

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In this photo, released July 17, 1989, a U.S. marshal keeps his pistol trained on suspects as other marshals raid a crack house in Washington, D.C. The city's crack epidemic lasted from the late '80s to the early '90s. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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