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The Resource Alphaville : [1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side], by Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett, (sound recording)

Alphaville : [1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side], by Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett, (sound recording)

Label
Alphaville : [1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side]
Title
Alphaville
Title remainder
[1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side]
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett
Title variation
Alphaville
Title variation remainder
1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York Citys Lower East Side
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1988, Alphabet City burned with heroin, radicalism, and anti-police sentiment. A plainclothes narcotics cop working in the most high-voltage neighborhood in Manhattan, Detective Sergeant Mike Codella earned the nickname "Rambo" from the local dealers--and a $50,000 bounty on his head. The son of a cop, Codella knew that the further east you got, the deeper you entered the misery, greed, addiction, and violence that comes with an illegal drug trade. Codella made it his personal mission to put away Davey Blue Eyes--a stone-cold murderer and the head of Alphabet City's heroin supply chain. Alphaville, a riveting, no-holds-barred memoir, resurrects the vicious streets Davey Blue Eyes owned and tells the story of how Codella bagged the "Forty Thieves" that surrounded Davey, slowly working his way to the head of the snake one scale at a time
Summary
Setting his story against one of the grittiest New York City neighborhoods of the late 1980s, Codella, a retired detective sergeant in the NYPD, with ghostwriter Bennett, relates how a tradition-rich district still populated by aging Polish and Ukrainian immigrants was threatened with destruction by the heroin trade. Codella describes his own origins in Brooklyn's Canarsie neighborhood, where old-time mob capos and cops lived side-by-side, as a prelude to his joining the police crusade against a ruthless drug kingpin, Davey Blue Eyes, and his loyal gang of smack dealers, "The Forty Thieves." They dominated the part of lower Manhattan known as Alphabet City. Written in a hyper-noir style reminiscent of Richard Price and George Pelecanos, this memoir features all the stuff of an excellent police procedural complete with drug gang rivalries, beatings, killings, and endless dealer collars and convictions. Raw, bloody, and very real, Codella's book is a historical snapshot of what was one of Gotham's most dangerous neighborhoods and the men who brought order to its frightening mayhem
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10112914
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Codella, Michael
Dewey number
  • 363.2092
  • B
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Keith Szarabajka
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1940-
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  • Bennett, Bruce
  • Szarabajka, Keith
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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True
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  • Codella, Michael
  • Detectives
  • Crime
  • Drug traffic
  • Heroin industry
Target audience
adult
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1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side
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not applicable
Label
Alphaville : [1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side], by Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett, (sound recording)
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Publication
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  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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unknown
Control code
ocn682583876
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr., 30 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781441787422
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z6269
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)682583876
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Alphaville : [1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side], by Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn682583876
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441787422
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z6269
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)682583876
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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