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My grandfather's prison : a story of death and deceit in 1940s Kansas City

Author: Richard A Serrano
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Author discovers the fate of the grandfather he never knew, who had abruptly abandoned his family during the Great Depression, become a prisoner to alcohol and skid row, and, entangled in the corrupt Pendergast era of Kansas City, Missouri, had finally been murdered at the old Kansas City Municipal Farm"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: James Patrick Lyons
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Serrano
ISBN: 9780826218643 0826218644
OCLC Number: 318243302
Description: 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Richard A. Serrano.

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On the night of his arrest for public intoxication, James Patrick Lyons was taken to the city jail and held in solitary confinement. The next morning he was dead. In his quest to uncover the details  Read more...

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"A compelling mystery tale that vividly evokes a dark, rich period in Kansas City's past."--Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943" A Read more...

 
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