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Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb - Bernard Lefkowitz
Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb
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In March 1989 a group of teenage boys lured a retarded girl into a basement in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and gang-raped her. Glen Ridge was the kind of peaceful, affluent suburb many Americans dream about. The rapists were its most popular high school athletes. And although rumors of the crime... show more
In March 1989 a group of teenage boys lured a retarded girl into a basement in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and gang-raped her. Glen Ridge was the kind of peaceful, affluent suburb many Americans dream about. The rapists were its most popular high school athletes. And although rumors of the crime quickly spread through the town, weeks passed before anyone saw fit to report it to the police. What made these boys capable of brutalizing a girl that some of them had known since childhood? Why did so many of their elders deny the rape and rally around its perpetrators? To solve this riddle, the Edgar award-winning author Bernard Lefkowitz conducted years of research and more than two hundred interviews. The result is not just a wrenching story of crime and punishment, but a hauntingly nuanced portrait of America's jock culture and the hidden world of unrestrained adolescent sexuality.A New York Times Notable Book of the YearA Los Angeles Times Prize FinalistAn Edgar Finalist
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375702693 (0375702695)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
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Most compelling reason for why we should change the way we look at sport players. Sad thing is, nothing has really changed since this book came out.
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