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Stopping the presses : the murder of Walter W. Liggett

Author: Marda Woodbury
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

In the 1920s and 1930s, Minneapolis was crime city. Gangsters and politicians were partners running the Twin Cities' illegal gambling, prostitution, and liquor concerns. This book focuses on this  Read more...


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Genre/Form: True crime stories
Case studies
Case Reports
Named Person: Walter W Liggett; Walter W Liggett
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marda Woodbury
ISBN: 0816629293 9780816629299
OCLC Number: 38112541
Description: xviii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Walter's story --
ch. 1. Prairie activist --
ch. 2. Roaring twenties --
ch. 3. Freelance writer, freelance radical --
ch. 4. Meanwhile, in Minnesota --
ch. 5. Return to Minnesota --
ch. 6. Break with Olson --
ch. 7. Move to danger --
ch. 8. Framed and beaten up --
ch. 9. On trial --
pt. 2. Death in an alley --
ch. 10. Crescendo of horror --
ch. 11. Last day : family recollections --
ch. 12. Cops arrive, a little late, with their notebooks --
ch. 13. Word goes out --
ch. 14. No time to mourn --
pt. 3. Edith's story --
ch. 15. Aftermath of murder --
ch. 16. Hard times --
ch. 17. Kid Cann beats the rap --
ch. 18. Loose ends --
ch. 19. Home to Brooklyn.
Responsibility: Marda Liggett Woodbury.


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