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The Savage City - by T J English (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 484

Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Book theme: State & Local, Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

Author: T J English

Language: English

Street Date: March 27, 2012
TCIN: 78569413
UPC: 9780061824586
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-0147


A finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime

On August 28, 1963--the day Martin Luther King Jr. declared "I have a dream" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial--two young white women were murdered in their Manhattan apartment. The so-called Career Girls Murders case sent ripples of fear throughout the city as police scrambled to find the killer. But it also marked the start of a ten-year saga of fear, racial violence, and turmoil in the city--as events progressed from the Harlem riots of the mid-1960s to the Panther Twenty-one trials and police corruption hearings of the early 1970s. The Savage City explores this traumatic decade through the stories of three very different men: George Whitmore Jr., an innocent black teenager coerced into confessing to murder; Bill Phillips, a brazenly crooked officer whose public testimony sparked the largest scandal in NYPD history; and Dhoruba Bin Wahad, a founding member of New York's Black Panther Party, caught in the crossfire as the conflict between the Panthers and the police escalated into open warfare.

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