The Savage City : Race, Murder and a Generation on the Edge, Paperback

The Savage City : Race, Murder and a Generation on the Edge Paperback

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It was a time of hope and desperation, a time of reckoning ...In the early 1960s, the Mad Men era, a mood of menace gripped New York City.

The crime rate was growing and violence was becoming a daily reality for citizens in every neighbourhood.

At the centre of the unrest was a poisonous divide between two camps: the deeply corrupt and racist police of the era and the African American community.

Then, on 28 August 1963 - the day on which Martin Luther King Jr stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declared, 'I have a dream' - two young white women were murdered in their Manhattan apartment.

The killings struck fear through the city and ignited a ten-year saga of racial violence and unrest.

An epic true-life story of murder, injustice and defiance, "The Savage City" draws on interviews with participants and extensive research to tell the stories of three very different New Yorkers - an innocent man wrongly accused of murder, a corrupt cop and a militant Black Panther - and to explore this traumatic decade in the city's history.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages, 2 x 8pp b/w
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
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  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9781845966935

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