L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City

L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City

by John Buntin

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L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City by John Buntin

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Midcentury Los Angeles. A city sold to the world as "the white spot of America," a land of sunshine and orange groves, wholesome Midwestern values and Hollywood stars, protected by the world’s most famous police force, the Dragnet-era LAPD. Behind this public image lies a hidden world of "pleasure girls" and crooked cops, ruthless newspaper tycoons, corrupt politicians, and East Coast gangsters on the make. Into this underworld came two men—one L.A.’ s most notorious gangster, the other its most famous police chief—each prepared to battle the other for the soul of the city.

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ISBN-13: 9780307352088
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 547,944
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

JOHN BUNTIN is a staff writer at Governing magazine, where he covers crime and urban affairs. A native of Mississippi, Buntin graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and has worked as a case writer for Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. A former resident of Southern California, he now lives in Washington, D.C., with his family.

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L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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