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Author Dash, Mike.

Title Satan's circus : murder, vice, police corruption, and New York's trial of the century / Mike Dash.

Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1323 DAS    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 449 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-432) and index.
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.
Subject Becker, Charles, 1870-1915.
Rosenthal, Herman, -1912.
Murder -- New York (State) -- New York.
Police corruption -- New York (State) -- New York.
ISBN 1400054710

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