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The savage city [electronic resource]. T. J English.

English, T. J. (Author). Boutsikaris, Dennis. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062027474 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Abridged.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2011.

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General Note: Abridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris.
Summary, etc.: In the early 1960s, uncertainty and menace gripped New York, crystallizing in a poisonous divide between a deeply corrupt, cynical, and racist police force, and an African American community buffeted by economicdistress, brutality, and narcotics. 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. Dubbed the Career Girls Murders case, the crime sent ripples of fear throughout the city, as police scrambled fruitlessly for months to find the killer. But it also marked the start of a ten-year saga of fear, racial violence, and turmoil in the city—an era that took in events from the Harlem Riots of the mid-1960s to the Panther Twenty-One trials and Knapp Commission police corruption hearings of the early 1970s.The Savage City explores this pivotal and traumatic decade through the stories of three very different men. . .
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 289638 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
True Crime.
Genre: Electronic books.

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