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Satan's Circus

Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century
Dash, Mike (Book - 2007 )
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They called it Satan's Circus--a square mile of Midtown Manhattan where vice ruled, sin flourished, and depravity danced in every doorway. At the turn of the 20th century, murder was so common there that few people were surprised when the loudmouthed owner of a shabby casino was gunned down on the steps of its best hotel. But when, two weeks later, an ambitious district attorney charged young policeman Charley Becker with ordering the murder, even the denizens of Satan's Circus were surprised. The handsome lieutenant was a decorated hero, the renowned leader of New York's vice-busting Special Squad. Was he a bad cop leading a double life, or a pawn felled by the sinister rogues who ran Manhattan's underworld? This tale brings to life an almost-forgotten Gotham.--From publisher description.
Authors: Dash, Mike
Title: Satan's circus
murder, vice, police corruption, and New York's trial of the century
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 449 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm
Summary: They called it Satan's Circus--a square mile of Midtown Manhattan where vice ruled, sin flourished, and depravity danced in every doorway. At the turn of the 20th century, murder was so common there that few people were surprised when the loudmouthed owner of a shabby casino was gunned down on the steps of its best hotel. But when, two weeks later, an ambitious district attorney charged young policeman Charley Becker with ordering the murder, even the denizens of Satan's Circus were surprised. The handsome lieutenant was a decorated hero, the renowned leader of New York's vice-busting Special Squad. Was he a bad cop leading a double life, or a pawn felled by the sinister rogues who ran Manhattan's underworld? This tale brings to life an almost-forgotten Gotham.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 9781400054718
1400054710
Statement of Responsibility: Mike Dash
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-432) and index
Subject Headings: Police corruption New York (State) New York Murder New York (State) New York Rosenthal, Herman, d. 1912 Becker, Charles, 1870-1915
Topical Term: Police corruption
Murder
LCCN: 2006025714
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