Signature Series of Laguna Beach Books featuring Bill Wheeler

Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome Bill Wheeler, author of State of War, to the store on February 5 at 5:00 pm. Bill will be discussing and signing his book, State of War. This is a free event, however, please RSVP (here) for preferred seating. 


About State of War
The real story behind El Salvador’s MS-13 gang and how they have perpetuated three generations of conflict and led to scores of migrants seeking a new life in the United States. Born in Los Angeles, the gang MS-13 was founded in the 1980s by Salvadoran refugees who had been hardened in a civil war stoked by American foreign policy. But the gang found its way home a decade later, as the U.S. began deporting thousands of convicts each year back to the Northern Triangle–El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Today, those countries share the world’s highest murder rates and account for 70 percent of the migrants arriving at the U.S. southern border. Foreign correspondent William Wheeler tracks MS-13 from L.A., where he meets the founders of the gang, to El Salvador, where three generations of Salvadorans have been drawn into an escalating cycle of conflict. State of War tells the tragic story of a brutal civil war that has never ended.

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Event address: 

1200 South Coast Highway
laguna beach, CA 92651
State of War: Ms-13 and El Salvador's World of Violence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733623728
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Columbia Global Reports - January 14th, 2020

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