I Am the Famous Carlos
He was the most wanted man in the world. Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan-born terrorist, carried out a wave of attacks across Europe in the 1970s and 1980s. A ruthless self-proclaimed revolutionary, he claimed to fight for the Palestinian cause and communist ideology, but also worked as a mercenary for rogue regimes and organizations. After bursting onto the world stage with the 1975 OPEC siege in Vienna, where he took 60 hostages and killed three people, he eluded capture for two decades. Finally arrested in a daring raid in Sudan in 1994, he was brought to justice in France where he is serving three life sentences for his reign of terror. Written in narrative style, this is the compelling story of how a pudgy schoolboy became a global celebrity terrorist.
Peace in the Hood is a groundbreaking memoir-manual on the concept of turning gang members and others in violent-prone neighborhoods into community peacekeepers. Basheer's proven model was honed by his four decades of working the streets of South Los Angeles.
The book is used as a text in the University of Southern California's School of Social Work, UCLA's School of Public Welfare, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's forensic psychology program, as well as in violence intervention training programs all over the United States and abroad.
Published by Turner Publishing
Workbook now available
"A tremendously effective model...the spark of change that will flourish for decades to come..."
- PETE CARROLL, HEAD COACH, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
"Aquil Basheer and co-author Christina Hoag give a unique and heroic memoir that has the blood-haunted and thrilling narrative immediacy of David Simon's The Wire..."
- CELESTE FREMON, AUTHOR OF G-DOG AND THE HOMEBOYS
"A must read for anyone engaged in violence prevention and community building..."
- JORJA LEAP, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES