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    Description'The shadowy Gangster Squad was formed in 1946 with eight men operating out of two rusted old Fords. They had no office and made no arrests -- the idea was to remain invisible. By the time I met Sgt. Jack O'Mara, most of the early members were dead, so I set out to find the survivors.' Based on the hugely popular Los Angeles Times column 'LA Noir: Tales from the Gangster Squad', this is the dark-hearted true story of a group of men cleaning up the mean streets of post-War America. From hundreds of interviews with the original members of the team, Paul Lieberman stitches together the story of Jack O'Mara, his dangerous colleague Jerry Wooters ('the killer cop, that's what they called me') and their anything-goes war with arch-criminal Mickey Cohen and his budding rival Jack 'The Enforcer' Whalen. A tale of stake-outs, shoot-outs and even the famous Black Dahlia murder case, this is ice-cool narrative non-fiction at its best -- and the basis for a huge Warner Brothers film of the same name, starring Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone.


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    Title
    The Gangster Squad
    Subtitle
    The True Story of the Battle for Los Angeles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Lieberman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 429 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781447222309
    ISBN 10: 144722230X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    Libri: AMER3770
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, TRU000000
    Libri: LOSA5000
    BIC subject category V2: JKVJ
    DC23: 364.1523
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Media tie-in
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    01 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Lieberman is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard who went on to work for twenty-four years as an editor and writer for the LA Times. He spent a year covering the Los Angeles riots and its aftermath as part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize. He now lives in Westchester County, New York.