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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning

1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning( )
Author: Mahler, Jonathan
ISBN:978-1-4299-3103-8
Publication Date:Mar 2006
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Ebook
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A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods.

By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed "Son of Sam." And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York's history....
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