Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad

Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad

by J. E. Fishman


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Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad by J. E. Fishman

Although it correctly calls itself "concise," DYNAMITE is in fact the most comprehensive history ever written about the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world. For more than 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated explosive-related violence and threats, often risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives in the process.
The NYPD Bomb Squad traces its origins to the famous - if short-lived - Italian Squad, which successfully defeated Black Hand extortionists who terrorized Italian immigrants living in New York at the turn of the last century. Its story goes on to include the first large-vehicle bomb on American soil (targeting J.P. Morgan), anarchist bombings, plots by German saboteurs during World War I, the famed Black Tom explosion, the bombing of the 1939 World's Fair, crimes of the so-called Mad Bomber, IEDs placed by Croatian and Palestinian terrorists, the relentless terror campaign of the FALN, anti-abortion bombings, the first World Trade Center bombing, and the attempted car bombing of Times Square by Islamic radicals.
Beginning in an era of horse-drawn carriages and ending in the Jet Age, DYNAMITE tells the colorful, informative, sometimes macabre, and always heroic story of this elite group of New York's Finest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990714224
Publisher: Verbitrage
Publication date: 11/06/2014
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

J.E. Fishman is the bestselling author of the thrillers Primacy and The Dark Pool, as well as the mystery Cadaver Blues (A Phuoc Goldberg Fiasco) and several non-fiction books. His new Bomb Squad NYC series of police procedural thrillers begins with A Danger to Himself and Others, Death March, and The Long Black Hand. Find him online at jefishman.com, bombsquadnyc.com, and wherever e-books are sold. A former Doubleday editor and literary agent, he divides his time between Chadds Ford, PA and New York City.

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