THE SHAME OF NEW YORK by Ed Reid

THE SHAME OF NEW YORK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Author of Mafia (1952), Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, exposer of the joint bookie-police deal in 1949, Ed Reid writes again of kings of crime, their tools and connections and deeds. He tells the story of McDonald's clean-up in 1949 with forty rookies and a sharp detective; he tells the tale of Luchese, alias Tommy Brown. He covers the Brooklyn waterfront, the graft in building, and includes the Jelke case, indicating that Jelke, not backed by a syndicate, couldn't keep his witnesses in line. Mostly on the O'Dwyer regime, this does cut into Impy's time too...for those who care, and Ed Reid thinks we all should with elections imminent. This is distinctly reportial coverage.

Publisher: Random House