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Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles Paperback – Bargain Price, August 7, 2012
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"Classic Noir, a chilling tale from the era that still defines L.A." --Huffington Post
"I'm all in on this book. Got a little Mission Impossible in there. Got a little Dirty Dozen in there. Got a little Bud White from L.A. Confidential in there. All set on the mean Noir streets of L.A. I dig the circa. I did the milieu. And I dig the cast of characters." -- Dennis Miller
“If you're a fan of true crime, you will love it. Lieberman really gives us the sense that we've stepped back in time…. This is a two-fisted true story, tough and hard-edged, as exciting as any novel.” –Winnepeg Free Press
"A real-life version of L.A. Confidential." --Joe Scarborough of "Morning Joe"
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Journalist Paul Lieberman's 500-plus page account of the LAPD's Gangster Squad is a highly readable, page-turning account of the men whose shadowy crusade against the rise of organized crime in their city arguably changed the face of law enforcement forever. The Los Angeles of the early twentieth-century was a city on the cusp of great and profound change.Read more ›
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