pay-Off! The Inside Story Of Big city Corruption. Walter Arm.

pay-Off! The Inside Story Of Big city Corruption

New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. First edition (no statement as is correct and with (1) at the conclusion of the text. Hardcover . Fine, touch of bumping foot of spine. In very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities and a couple shallow creases. Scarce. The true story of a Brooklyn gambling investigation that involved an unholy alliance bewteen the gamblers and the police. It is the behind-the-scenes adventure story of a forthright District Attorney and forty young, honest, and courageous policemen who braved the sneers, threats and curses of men in their own department, as well as lukewarm support form the Mayor and Police Commissioner, to expose the biggest bookie in America--Harry Gross. Gross's empire extended into every borough and brought in $20 million annually in bets. The squad also brought about the indictment of 21 policemen and named 56 others as co-conspirators who slpit an annual bribe of $1 million. Near Fine / very good. Item #E24922

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