Skip to main content

L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City

Author: John Buntin.

L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City

Author: John Buntin.

$17.00 $5.98
Item #: D31851
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 9780307352088
In 1930s Los Angeles, former boxer Mickey Cohen became Bugsy Siegel's enforcer, eventually earning notoriety as the city's favorite gangster. A lawman from Deadwood, Chief of Police William H. Parker was determined to bring Cohen down, but he also needed to free the LAPD from the influence of politicians and tycoons. For more than three decades, this real-li... More
No longer available

In 1930s Los Angeles, former boxer Mickey Cohen became Bugsy Siegel's enforcer, eventually earning notoriety as the city's favorite gangster. A lawman from Deadwood, Chief of Police William H. Parker was determined to bring Cohen down, but he also needed to free the LAPD from the influence of politicians and tycoons. For more than three decades, this real-life Dragnet played out all over the region, and as John Buntin recounts here, it created the Los Angeles we know today.

"Packed with Hollywood personalities, Beltway types and felons…. An entertaining and surprising diversion."—Publishers Weekly


Virtual Catalog