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Diary of a DA : the true story of the prosecutor who took on the mob, fought corruption, and won

Author: Herbert Jay Stern
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A famous district attorney and federal judge who helped in the captures and convictions of Malcolm X's killers, the corrupt head of the French CIA and a real-life Tony Soprano traces his career while describing his contributions to fighting corruption and dismantling organized crime in New Jersey.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Herbert Jay Stern; Herbert Jay Stern; Herbert Jay Stern
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Jay Stern
ISBN: 9781620871676 162087167X
OCLC Number: 783160133
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 537 pages, [16] pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: FOR THE PEOPLE: The Complaint Bureau : February-December 1962 --
The Indictment Bureau : 1962-1963 --
The Criminal Court Bureau : 1963 --
"Why did you prosecute him?" : 1963 --
The end of the beginning : 1963-1964 --
The Homicide Bureau : 1964 --
"Get me out of here" : May-December 1964 --
The beginning of the end : December 1964-February 1965 --
Time to move on : January-February 21, 1965 --
The murder of Malcolm X : February 21, 1965 --
The murderers : February-April 1965 --
"The kid had the key" : April-August 1965 --
A new beginning : April-September 1965 --
FOR THE UNITED STATES: The Department of Justice : November 1, 1965 --
Peter Weber : November 1-December 31, 1965 --
New Jersey : January 1966 --
Operation Pipeline : January 1966 --
Price Tower : January 1966 --
The special grand jury : January-May 1966 --
The visits : June 1966 --
The best lawyers in America : July 1966-February 1967 --
Motions and riots : February 1967-November 1968 --
Voir dire : November 13-14, 1968 --
The opening argument : November 19, 1968 --
"That was very good" : November 19, 1968 --
Simon Hirsch Rifkind : November 1968 --
"The dirty bastards are shaking us down" : November-December 1968 --
"The meat of the coconut" : December 1968 --
"I swear before my God" : December 1968 --
Final argument : January 1969 --
"Political money is cash money" : January 1969 --
The thing we have to fear : January 1969 --
Verdict : January 23, 1969 --
Dead man's testimony : January 23-April 15, 1969 --
Mugs, jurors, and openings : April 15-18, 1969 --
"Déjà vu all over again" : April 17-18, 1969 --
A dead man testifies : April 18-May 28, 1969 --
"You were out with a blonde" : April 22-May 28, 1969 --
The most important witness : May 28, 1969 --
A union man : May 29, 1969 --
The Miss MItzi : May 30-June 5, 1969 --
Verdict : June 5-7, 1969 --
"No one may pay a public official" : Simon HIrsch Rifkind : June 9-27, 1969. BATMAN AND ROBIN : THE FULCRUM: Jersey boys : June 27-August 14, 1969 --
Henry and me : August 14-21, 1969 --
A letter from the grave : August 22-September 2, 1969 --
"Hughie gave us the city" : August 28-September 2, 1969 --
"A stench in the nostrils" : September 2, 1969 --
Stepping on toes : September 3-December 3, 1969 --
"Let's go" : December 4-5, 1969 --
"The biggest secret" : December 5-7, 1969 --
"An efficient and effective government" : December 7-17, 1969 --
Gerald Martin Zelmanowitz : December 17, 1969-January 5, 1970 --
Trials and tapes : January 5-6, 1970 --
A beating and a stipulation : January 7, 1970 --
Trial within and without : January 8-28, 1970 --
Confrontation, in court and at the bar : January 1970 --
The Don : January 1970 --
"Even the nice people" : January 29-February 10, 1970 --
"A frame up all the way" : February 10-March 5, 1970 --
"We'll all have to stay home" : March 4-May 12, 1970 --
"The kind of thing Americans don't like" : May 12-June 1, 1970 --
"A reign of terror : like the French Revolution" : June 2-9, 1970 --
Hero and heroine : June 8-16, 1970 --
"The spaghetti is on" : June 16-July 1, 1970 --
"You may sit ... Mr. Guilty" : July 1-22, 1970 --
"For the greater good" : July 23-August 31, 1970 --
"No ordinary crimes" : July 27-September 22, 1970 --
"That great Jewish lawyer" : September 22-October 29, 1970 --
"Let me finish" : October 30-November 1970 --
"The President is entitled to the lawyer of his choice" : November 4-16, 1970 --
The commission : November 16-December 31, 1970 --
Acting U.S. Attorney : January 1-31, 1971. THE LEVER: United States Attorney : February 1-19, 1971 --
Washington, Trenton, and Paris : February 19-March 31, 1971 --
"An X will be fine" : March 31-May 17, 1971 --
"A way of life" : May 17, 1971 --
Trashcans and Florida bank accounts : May 17-31, 1971 --
The boss is out : May 31-June 22, 1971 --
"Quite a saver, quite a housewife" : June 22-July 3, 1971 --
He built the Garden State Parkway : July 3-4, 1971 --
Heroes : July 3-4, 1971 --
"Do you want me in this job?" : July 5, 1971 --
"You have eighteen months" : July 7-August 18, 1971 --
South Jersey Republicans and lefties : August 18-September 1971 --
"Still want the job?" : September 1971 --
Fiat justitia ruat caelum : September 15-28, 1971 --
The Jersey Shore : October 1-November 2, 1971 --
Jersey City; Atlantic City; Paris, France : November 2-15, 1971 --
Come and stand trial : November 15-December 3, 1971 --
A PLACE TO STAND: Full salary : December 3, 1971 --
Newsmaker : December 3, 1971-January 15, 1972 --
"Foaming at the mouth" : January 15-March 27, 1972 --
"Why that's bullshit, Mr. Gallagher" : "try to prove it, Mr. Stern" : March 27-April 14, 1972 --
Under attack : April 11-21 1972 --
"I'll have to investigate" : April 21-26, 1972 --
A nation of men as well as laws : May 1972 --
A stench lingers : May 2-23, 1972 --
A matter of privilege : May 23-July 1, 1972 --
"Sealed with a kiss" : July 1-August 1, 1972 --
Ghosts : August 1-November 9, 1972 --
Looking ahead : September 1-November 9, 1972 --
A private inquiry and a Christmas gift : November 9-December 1972 --
"Mr. Stern and his staff merit cooperation" : January 1-9, 1973 --
"We will summon the wind" : January 10-February 28, 1973 --
Off to the races : March 1-20, 1973 --
"We are going to tell the truth" : March 20-April 1973 --
"Don't tell me that!" : April-May 15, 1973 --
"Cleansed climate" : May 15-June 5, 1973 --
Watergate and Washington : May 15-June 5, 1973 --
Law and order : June 5-30, 1973 --
"Something smells" : July 1-September 1, 1973 --
DeCarlo still speaks : September 1-October 22, 1973 --
The flaming pen : October 22-31, 1973 --
I want you to be Attorney General : October 31-December 7, 1973 --
A promise : December 7, 1973-January 18, 1974.
Responsibility: Herbert J. Stern.

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In 1961, twenty-five-year-old the author, fresh from reserve duty, stood in his green army uniform in a New York County courtroom to be sworn in as an attorney. He could only guess what his life as a  Read more...

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A rare look inside the world of the federal prosecutor.... Diary of a DA is for any fan of the loosely, fictional Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire television shows. --Tribune Observer

 
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