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STATE OF WAR
LAGUNA BEACH, CA – On Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m, Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome Bill Wheeler, author of State of War: MS-13 and El Salvador's World of Violence. The event will take place at Laguna Beach Books, located at 1200 South Coast Highway. Bill will be discussing and signing copies of his book. Please RSVP at LagunaBeachBooks.com. FREE PARKING (subject to availability). Light snacks and complimentary beverages will be served. The book may be purchased in advance at Laguna Beach Books or online at LagunaBeachBooks.com.
About State of War: MS-13 and El Salvador's World of Violence
In State of War, foreign correspondent Bill Wheeler tells the story of how in the 1980s, the U.S. supported the repressive Salvadoran government in a brutal civil war, and many Salvadoran families fled to America―especially Los Angeles, where teenagers in poor neighborhoods founded MS-13. A decade later, the U.S. responded to rising anti-immigrant sentiment by deporting many Salvadorans back home. Ever since, El Salvador has been one of the most violent countries in the world.
Wheeler interviewed gang members, frustrated intelligence officers, and crime investigators who give chilling insider reports of how corruption at the highest levels has helped the gangs become stronger, richer, and more influential than ever. State of War makes vividly clear why Salvadorans are fleeing their country, and why Trump’s harsh immigration and asylum policies may only empower the gangs more.
About Laguna Beach Books
Laguna Beach Books is an independent bookstore in Laguna Beach. We strive to create a community-enriching environment with a superb selection of books for adults and children, exciting author events and readings, and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Laguna Beach Books is owned by Jane Hanauer.
About HIP District
Laguna Beach Books is located in the HIP (Historical and Interesting Places) District. It stretches along Pacific Coast Highway from Thalia St. to Bluebird Canyon Rd. and includes numerous boutiques, 16 art galleries, 19 restaurants, several coffee shops, wonderful hotels, florists, jewelry, home décor, spas, beautiful beaches and much more.