Tuesday, July 13, 2010
7/17/2010**Former Kingpin Ike Atkinson And Crime Author Ron Chepesiuk To Appear In Harlem At Book Signing For Their New Book, Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives And Times Of Ike Atkinson Kingpin, And His Band Of Brothers
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Former Kingpin Ike Atkinson And Crime Author Ron Chepesiuk To Appear In Harlem At Book Signing For Their New Book, Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives And Times Of Ike Atkinson Kingpin, And His Band Of Brothers
Raleigh, North Carolina – On July 17, Ike Atkinson and Ron Chepesiuk will be signing copies of their new book, Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson Kingpin, and his Band of Brothers, at Black Star Music and Video, located at 352 Lenox Ave. (corner of 128th St. Harlem). The book signing will begin at 4 p.m. The event will also include a preview showing of the one hour documentary, “Ike Atkinson, Kingpin—In his Own Words,” in which Ike talks about his legendary life and career as an adventurer, gambler and major drug dealer.
Atkinson, who operated the largest drug smuggling enterprise in the 1970s, never carried a gun, never committed murder and never bowed down to the infamous Italian La Cosa Nostra. As a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant, he utilized his intellect and charm to, by conservative estimates, smuggle over 1000 pounds of heroin annually from Bangkok, Thailand, through U.S. military bases into the United States. Atkinson's legendary enterprise was so complex and profitable, it easily rivaled that of modern day hoodlums, the Black Mafia Family.
In his review of Sergeant Smack for the popular hip hop web site, Planetill, writer Scott Wilson wrote that the book “reads as quickly as the thinnest of pulp novels, while providing much more in the way of sustenance then those could ever hope to. Readers with a gangster fetish will get their fix and emerged enlightened. Ron Chepesiuk has delivered a book that will change the way we view organized crime.”
Come out to Black Star Music and Video and meet and chat with Ike and Ron about the making of their book. For further information contact Black Star at 212-234-6244.
"Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson, Kingpin, and His Band of Brothers" is available as an e-book and print book at ikeatkinsonkingpin.com, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, and through local book stores.
See and hear from Ike Atkinson himself at
Youtube and read about him at IkeAtkinsonKingpin.com. For more information about Ron Chepesiuk, go to ronchepesiuk.com. You can also 'friend' both Ron Chepesiuk and Ike Atkinson on Facebook.
Note To The Media:
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