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Such as Teddy Roosevelt Stephen J O'Meara Richard Enright Grover Whalen Louis J Valentine and August Vollmer; and tough cops like Captain William Clubber Williams Johnny the Boff Broderick and John CordesIt is also the history of crime over the course of a century that transformed the United States from a former colony of the British Empire to a powerful and restless nation poised for spectacular growthThomas A Reppetto a former commander of detectives is the author of NYPD and American Mafia.
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From its beginnings in eighteenth century London this is the history of the largest urban police departments in the United States and a social portrait of America during the first century of its existence From the birth of the New York City Police Department in 1845 to the end of World War II each city had its share of crime murders vice drug dealers and addictsBoston New York Chicago Philadelphia San Francisco and Los Angeles each had their own history and developed in different ways accordin.
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G to local realities But in every case each police department had to deal with its share of good and bad cops Pinkertons gangsters revolutionists politicians reporters muckrakers arsonists murderers district attorneys strikers labor spies hanging judges and axe swinging crusaders as well as every conceivable element of American society high and lowBut American Police also offers a view of the FBI and its legendary director J Edgar Hoover; District Attorney Earl Warren and police commissioners.
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- 24 September 2017 Thomas A. Reppetto