The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive CityBook - 2009
When L.A. police chief William H. Parker duked it out with gangster Mickey Cohen, he created the first modern police department-whose surveillance units, says Buntin, damaged the city and portended the War on Terror. No escapist noir here.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xii, 419 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Los Angeles noir