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John Buntin discusses and signs LA Noir


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John BuntinMid-century Los Angeles. Behind the public image of the Dragnet-era LAPD lay a hidden world of “pleasure girls,” crooked cops, ruthless newspaper tycoons, corrupt politicians, and East Coast gangsters on the make.  Into this underworld came two men: L.A.'s most notorious gangster, Mickey Cohen, and its most famous police chief, William H. Parker, each prepared to battle the other for the soul of the city. The decades-long entanglement of these two kingpins shaped modern American policing and helped create the Los Angeles we know today.


Event date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
91101 Pasadena
L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307352071
Published: Crown - August 25th, 2009