NEVER PLEAD GUILTY The Story of Jake Ehrlich

Author: Noble (John Wesley) & Averbuch (Bernard)
Year: 1955
Publisher: Farrar, Straus (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: NrVg.
Price: 10.00
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Hardback. A biography of San Francisco criminal lawyer, Jake Ehrlich, the man they called "The Master". He arrived in San Francisco an unknown, when it was still relatively small, just 14yrs after its catastrophic earthquake. Three decades of reporters debated the Ehrlich story, sitting out "death watches" while his juries deliberated. A fat dossier of Ehrlichiana accumulated - the authors set out to backtrack the legend to its beginnings. Contents include : Part One : The Legend; Part Two: The Case-Book (which includes Alexander Pantages, Mrs. Alice K. Campbell, Lieut. Henry Ludolph, Dolly Fine, "Leo the Lion", Jean Collins, Fritz Weidemann, Tainted Lotus Blossom; Part Three: The Case-Book The Shooting Never Stopped : Gene Krupa, Madge Bellamy, Krupa Back, Alfred L:eonard Cline, LaVerne Borelli, Billie Holiday, Gertrude Morris; Part Four: The Friend. 306pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. With previous owner's insc. to fep lightly browned edges, sl. damage to head/tail of sp., corners rubbed. Nr. Vg.

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