The Ascension of Jerry: Murder, Hitmen, and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman

The Ascension of Jerry: Murder, Hitmen, and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman

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by Chip Jacobs
     
 

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Bumbling hitmen. Burning corpses. A threatened son. Life in hiding. Jerry Schneiderman’s orderly world evaporated when his business partner was executed by an assassin in 1979 Los Angeles, and the buzzard-eyed ringleader came for him. Though the killers behind the murder-for-hire corporation were nabbed, the trauma annihilated Jerry’s family and…  See more details below

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Bumbling hitmen. Burning corpses. A threatened son. Life in hiding. Jerry Schneiderman’s orderly world evaporated when his business partner was executed by an assassin in 1979 Los Angeles, and the buzzard-eyed ringleader came for him. Though the killers behind the murder-for-hire corporation were nabbed, the trauma annihilated Jerry’s family and strip-mined his trust. Recovery only came years later with Jerry’s improbable rebirth as a prank-loving activist who defended the weak by milking his scars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014340656
Publisher:
Vireo
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
479 KB

Meet the Author

CHIP JACOBS is a Los Angeles-area author and journalist. Besides The Ascension of Jerry, his books include Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles (with William J. Kelly), Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler, and a profile published in Voices of the U.S.-Latino Experience. His reporting has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Daily News of Los Angeles, CNN, the New York Times, L.A. Weekly and Southland publishing, among other outlets. Jacobs, who lives in Southern California with his wife and two children, is the receipient of numerous honors. Visit chipjacobs.com to learn more about him and his future projects.

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