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NYPD: A City and Its Police

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  4 reviews
NYPD details episodes as fresh as the shootings of unarmed men that have triggered mass protests against Mayor Rudy Giuliani. It also tells of forgotten but no less compelling dramas such as the Becker-Rosenthal case, in which a police lieutenant went to the electric chair, and the death of Joe Petrosino, a New York City detective gunned down on the streets of Palermo, Sic ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 2000)
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What an incredibly good book.
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This is another book I'm reading for research. I'm looking for information about the early NYPD, and by someone who isn't sugar-coating it. I'm writing a book about a period in 19th century NYC and I already know in the early NYPD days it was often hard to tell the cops from the criminals.
Though somewhat outdated this book tells an interesting & exciting story for anyone interested in the NYPD. And like any good biography (of the NYPD), the authors give the reader a peak into the times & history of each era.
Sarra Lord
Most of this book focused on the very early history of the department, only the last few chapters touch on the more recent past.
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James Lardner has written extensively about business, technology, the financial sector, and the role of regulation. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The New York Review of Books, among other print and online publications. He was a senior fellow at Demos, a center for public policy based in New York City and a staff writer for the journal Remapping Debate, sponsored ...more
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