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Gangster Squad : Covert Cops, The Mob, And The Battle For Los Angeles (2012)
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Call Number 363.259523/LIEBERMAN,P

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Published: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition:  1st ed
Description:  549 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781250020154, 1250020158, 1250020158 :,
Language:  English


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Gangster Squad


Set in post-war Los Angeles, this new nonfiction book reads like historical fiction.  Lieberman has an easy-going narrative style that keeps his recounting moving fluidly.

Mickey Cohen was the major mob boss in L.A. in 1946.  A certain captain in the LAPD realized that the only way to bring Cohen down was to work outside the law.  It was the old adage of fighting-fire-with-fire. Sgt. Jack O'Mara was selected to lead a team of detectives that would be the firefighters that were to put out Cohen's flames.  This book is the historic account.

Lieberman's book rights were purchased by Hollywood and a major motion-picture was released last month starring Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin.

If L.A. Confidential was to your liking, this book will not displease.
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