A Bright and Guilty Place

Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
Product Number: EB00148933
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385530118
Publisher: Anchor
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Description

Best Book of the Year The Los Angeles Times The Washington Post Los Angeles was the fastest growing city in the world, mad with oil fever, get-rich-quick schemes, and celebrity scandals. It was also rife with organized crime, with a mayor in the pocket of the syndicates and a DA taking bribes to throw trials. In A Bright and Guilty Place, Richard Rayner narrates the entwined lives of two men, Dave Clark and Leslie White, who were caught up in the crimes, murders, and swindles of the day. Over a few transformative years, as the boom times shaded into the Depression, the adventures of Clark and White would inspire pulp fiction and replace L.A.'s reckless optimism with a new cynicism. Together, theirs is the tale of how the city of sunshine went noir. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Richard Rayner
Original Publish Date: Jun 23, 2009

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