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To Serve and Collect

To Serve and Collect

Chicago Politics and Police Corruption from the Lager Beer Riot to the Summerdale Scandal, 1855-1960

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Richard C. Lindberg

$29.95

E-book (Other formats: Paperback)
978-0-8093-8041-1
6 x 9, 36 illustrations
08/01/1998

 

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About the Book

Crooked politicians, gangsters, madams, and cops on the take: To Serve and Collect tells the story of Chicago during its formative years through the history of its legendary police department.



 



 





Authors/Editors

Richard C. Lindberg grew up in Chicago’ s Norwood Park neighborhood. His nine books include Chicago by Gaslight: A History of the Chicago Netherworld, 1880– I 920, The White Sox Encyclopedia, and The Armchair Companion to chicago Sports. He is the former editor of the Illinois Police  and Sheriff’ s News and served as head writer and senior editor for the Edgar Award-winning Encyclopedia of World Crime.

Reviews

"Lindberg has a rare gift for making history fun, even with footnotes, and in doing so produces a major work of scholarship that not only puts him in Herbert Asbury’ s league but goes a step further by explaining Chicago as well as describing it."— Chicago Magazine