NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL by

NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Scandal sheet slant outweighs the sounder values of this informed but defi informal guide to the city. In its disrespect of conventional how-to's this manages maximum, of how-not-to's that any Mr. Milquetoast would like to know. The text includes table details that are better not ventured too obviously- data on party girls, girls, slow notes of the seamier side of the city (lots of visiting firemen would be had they had a Dutch uncle to enlighten them). There are sensationally angled of the town's booby traps, close-ups of entertainment rackets, spicier tidbits for the rurient minded. You can see that this doesn't qualify as a guide book, but to give its due, it does give a downright- if jaded and jaundiced- picture of what the down town, east side, west side panorama of the city actually is. If it sometimes sound like a police blotter, or a sociologist's report,-or a vice-squad thinking cut loud, can't say you weren't tipped off. Admitting the good- never forgetting the bad, this New York for the wary rather than the innocent.

Publisher: Ziff-