This online bookstore sells books that focus on social
issues, individuals in society, and political and economic justice. We currently feature two memoirs: The
Last Pachuco, by Ray Elizondo, and Shades of Justice, by Paul Krehbiel.
The Last Pachuco begins
in the barrios of Brownsville, Texas in the 1950's. Elizondo is a young Chicano who takes the reader inside the Mexican-American
self-identity movement in the Southwest USA, the notorious Gatesville Reform School, and the US Army Paatroopers in this coming-of-age
memoir. Elizondo's saga of love, adventure, and tragedy ultimately led to redemption. The Pachucos were precursors
of the Cholos and the rise of the great Chicano Liberation movement of the 1960's to end racism and discrimination, and
to achieve full equality.
Shades of Justice, by Paul Krehbiel, gives the reader a view of the rebellions of the 1960's in this coming-of-age
memoir. As an apolitical art student and a union worker in an auto parts factory in Buffalo, New York, Krehbiel got
involved in the growing peace and social justice movements during the worst escalation of the war in Vietnam. Of special
interest is Krehbiel's first-hand description of the student strike and riots that shut down the University of Buffalo
in February 1970, and the National Student Strike of May 1970, to protest the Vietnam War and other social