RED HELL by Thelma Roberts

RED HELL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The life story of ""wicked John Good"", noted criminal, whose deeds made front page news in the gay nineties, and who recently died in New York, reformed by Mission workers in the Bowery. This is no ordinary ""confession yarn"" but an extremely readable biography, a story told with directness, candor, little moralizing, no bids for sympathy, few excuses. Jammed with incidents almost too horrible to read, but no attempt to manufacture horror. Appeal -- to every social worker interested in criminology, to philanthropists who want first hand facts. And to the morbid reader who gets a kick out of reading about the sufferings of others. This is the true story back of the Dilliagers of today; the facts that make a book like Brain Guy seem faded and artificial.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1934
Publisher: Henkle