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Book Club

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Monday, May 18, 2015

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11:30am to 12:30pm

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Join the Sunland-Tujunja branch in reading L.A. NOIR: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA'S MOST SEDUCTIVE CITY by John Buntin L.A. NOIR is a fascinating examination of Los Angeles’s underbelly, the Mob, and America’s most admired–and reviled–police department. In the Dragnet-era of midcentury Los Angeles emerge two men–one L.A.’s most notorious gangster, the other its most famous police chief. Mickey Cohen, a fastidious dresser and unrepentant killer, and William H. Parker, the proud son of a pioneering law-enforcement family, would soon come head-to-head in a struggle to control the city–a struggle that echoes unforgettably through the fiction of Raymond Chandler and movies such as The Big Sleep, Chinatown, and L.A. Confidential. 

COPIES AVAILABLE AT THE REFERENCE DESK.

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