Night Stick: The Autobiography of Lewis J. Valentine

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Originally published in 1947, this autobiography is the story of an honest cop. You will get some thrills through the pages of this book. There is plenty of drama and some tragedy. It should be read by every police officer in the country. It tells a story, and shows that it can be done.

Lewis Joseph Valentine (1882 - 1946) was the New York City Police Commissioner from 1934 to 1945, under Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia during the Murder, Inc. era. "He was Police Commissioner of New York for eleven years, longer than any other previous person in that position. Time magazine credited him with cleaning up the department so that New York City had one of the most honest police departments in the nation." -- Excerpt from Wikipedia

Contents Covered:

  • Preface
  • Canal 6-2000
  • Scandals
  • They Didn't Fit
  • Chapman -- Not for Long
  • The "Courteous Killer"
  • "The Actor"
  • Political Muck and Retribution
  • Commercialized Gunmen
  • Young and Deadly
  • The Psychopathic Killer
  • The Top Rung
  • Stool Pigeons and Science
  • A Piece of Twine
  • Peter Colavecchio
  • Dead and Living
  • They Are Not Born Criminals
  • Farewell
  • Japanese Mission
  • Index
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 317
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 18.0 MB
Product Code NIGPM24T67
Condition New

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