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Satan's Circus Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century

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ISBN-10: 1400054729

ISBN-13: 9781400054725

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mike Dash

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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 twentieth century, it was a place where everyone from the chorus girls to the beat cops was on the take and where bad boys became wicked men; a place where an upstanding young policeman such as Charley Becker could become the crookedest cop who ever stood behind a shield. Murder was so common in the vice district 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 Becker with ordering the murder,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication date: 8/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

He is the author of the critically acclaimed TULIPOMANIA and two other books. He is the former editorial director of the Fortean Times. A Cambridge educated historian before he became a writer, his articles have been published in the Guardian and the Observer, and he appears frequently on television in the UK.

Preface
Wide-Open
King of the Bowery
Graft
Stuss
Strong Arm Squad
Lefty, Whitey, Dago, Gyp
"Good-bye, Herman"
Red Queen
Tombs
Five Minutes to Midnight
Retrial
Death House
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index