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L.A. noir : the struggle for the soul of America's most seductive city

Author: John Buntin
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A journalist and case writer presents a social history of Los Angeles, from Prohibition to the Watts riots, focusing on the long-running war between notorious gangster Mickey Cohen, and the man who would become the city's most famous police chief, William H. Parker.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Mickey Cohen; William H Parker; Mickey Cohen; William H Parker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Buntin
ISBN: 9780307352071 0307352072
OCLC Number: 431334523
Description: xii, 419 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
pt. 1. The fallen city --
1. The Mickey Mouse Mafia --
2. The "white spot" --
3. The combination --
4. The bad old good old days --
pt. 2. The struggle for authority --
5. "Jewboy" --
6. Comrade Bill --
7. Bugsy --
8. Dynamite --
9. Getting away with murder (Inc.) --
10. L.A. noir --
11. The sporting life --
pt. 3. The enemy within --
12. The double agent --
13. Internal affairs --
14. The evangelist --
15. "Whiskey Bill" --
16. Dragnet --
17. The Trojan horse --
18. The Magna Carta of the criminal --
19. The enemy within --
pt. 4. All the way or nothing --
20. The Mike Wallace interview --
21. The electrician --
22. Chocolate city --
23. Disneyland --
24. Showgirls --
25. The Muslim cult --
26. The gas chamber --
27. Watts --
28. R.I.P. --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
Credits --
Index.
Other Titles: Struggle for the soul of America's most seductive city
Responsibility: John Buntin.
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A journalist and case writer presents a social history of Los Angeles, from Prohibition to the Watts riots, focusing on the long-running war between notorious gangster Mickey Cohen, and the man who would become the city's most famous police chief, William H. Parker.

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