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The Resource Alphaville : 1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side, Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett

Alphaville : 1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side, Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett

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Alphaville : 1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side
Title
Alphaville
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1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side
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Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett
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Alphaville
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1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York Citys Lower East Side
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Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
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374361
Cataloging source
UKM
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Codella, Michael
Dewey number
  • 363.2/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV7911.C59
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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1940-
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Bennett, Bruce
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True
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  • Codella, Michael
  • Police
  • Detectives
  • Organized crime investigation
  • Drug abuse and crime
  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
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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Alphaville : 1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side, Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett
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"A Thomas Dunne book."
Control code
ocn653082695
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 304 p.
Isbn
9780312592486
System control number
(OCoLC)653082695
Label
Alphaville : 1988, crime, punishment, and the battle for New York City's Lower East Side, Michael Codella and Bruce Bennett
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Control code
ocn653082695
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 304 p.
Isbn
9780312592486
System control number
(OCoLC)653082695

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