by George L. Jackson
Black Classic Press
Blood In My Eye was completed only days before it's author was killed. George Jackson died on August 21, 1971 at the hands of San Quentin prison guards during an alleged escape attempt. At eighteen, George Jackson was convicted of stealing seventy dollars from a gas station and was sentenced from one year to life. He was to spend the rest of his life -- eleven years-- in the California prison system, seven in solitary confinement. In prison, he read widely and transformed himself into an activist and political theoretician who defined himself as a revolutionary.
Blood In My Eye captures the spirit of George Jackson's legendary resistance to unbridled oppression and racism. His unique and incisively critical perspective becomes the unifying thread that ties together this collection of letters and essays in which he presents his analysis of armed struggle, class war, fascism, communism, and a wide array of other topics.