A riot at a Rolling Stones concert opens this compelling story of a year-long confrontation in 1972 between the Vancouver police and the Clark Park gang, a band of unruly characters who ruled the city's east side. Corrupt cops, hapless criminals, and murder figure in this raucous history with contemporary overtones that questions which gang was tougher: the petty criminals, or the police themselves.
Aaron Chapman is a writer, historian, and musician and the author of two Vancouver nightclub histories, Live at the Commodore and Liquor, Lust, and the Law.
|Publisher:||Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Aaron Chapman: Aaron Chapman is a writer and musician with a special interest in Vancouver’s cultural history. His previous books are Liquor, Lust, and the Law: The Story of Vancouver's Legendary Penthouse Nightclub and Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom. He has been a contributor to numerous Vancouver publications and CBC Radio.
Table of Contents
1 Down and Out in East Vancouver 13
2 The JDH 21
3 Rumble 29
4 The Good Old Bad Old Days 37
5 General Admission 55
6 Exile on Renfrew Street 69
7 The H-Squad 91
8 The Summer of '72 109
9 Street Fightin' Man 131
10 A Shot in the Dark 141
11 The Wrong Man 153
12 East Van Elegy 171
Afterword and Acknowledgments 193
Name Index 203