Romantic violence: memoirs of an American skinhead

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Goldmill Group,
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[2015]
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In his memoir Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead, Christian Picciolini shows the reader how a well-loved kid from a good family became a leader of the early American racist skinhead movement. He was the lead singer in the first white power band from the United States to play in Europe. He attended KKK rallies, was kicked out of four different high schools, and stockpiled weapons so, if necessary, he'd be ready to fight the United States government to protect the white race from annihilation. By the time his skinhead involvement destroyed his marriage, he had already realized the hollowness of the movement. But was it too late? And what price would Picciolini pay for the seven years he'd spent spewing racist venom and promoting violence against non-whites and non-racist skinheads? In this book, Picciolini, now a music industry veteran with his own multimedia company, faces his past with brutal honesty in the hope that by exposing his own crimes, others may live in peace.
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display_descriptionAt 14 years old, Christian Picciolini, a bright and well-loved child from a good family, had been targeted and trained to spread a violent racist agenda, quickly ascending to a highly visible leadership position in America's first neo-Nazi skinhead gang. Just how did this young boy from the suburbs of Chicago, who had so much going for him, become so lost in extremist ideologies that would horrify any decent person? 'Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead' is a poignant and gripping cautionary tale that details Christian's indoctrination when he was barely a teen, a lonely outsider who, more than anything, just wanted to belong. A fateful meeting with a charismatic man who recognized and took advantage of Christian's deep need for connection sent the next decade of his life into a dangerous spiral. When his mentor went to prison for a vicious hate crime, Christian stepped forward, and at 18, he was overseeing the most brutal extremist skinhead cells across the country. From fierce street brawls to drunken white power rallies, recruitment by foreign terrorist dictators to riotous white power rock music, Picciolini immersed himself in racist skinhead culture, hateful propaganda, and violence. Ultimately Christian began to see that his hate-filled life was built on lies. After years of battling the monster he created, he was able to reinvent himself. Picciolini went on to become an advocate for peace, inclusion, and racial diversity, co-founding the nonprofit Life After Hate, which helps people disengage from hate groups and to love themselves and accept others, regardless of skin color, religious belief, or sexual preference.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Biographies
Blue Island (Ill.) -- Biography
Ex-gang members -- United States -- Biography
Neo-Nazis -- United States -- Biography
Picciolini, Christian -- Childhood and youth
Skinheads -- United States -- Biography
White supremacy movements -- United States
title_displayRomantic violence : memoirs of an American skinhead
title_fullRomantic violence : memoirs of an American skinhead / Christian Picciolini ; foreward by Joan Jett
title_shortRomantic violence
title_submemoirs of an American skinhead
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Ex-gang members
Neo-Nazis
Picciolini, Christian
Skinheads
White supremacy movements