THEY WENT WRONG

Author: Bowen (Croswell)
Year: 1954
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg
Price: 10.00
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Hardback. The fascinating, true stories of six young men who became criminals and why. On September 7, 1948, a frail, neatly dressed young man named Robert Brown shot and killed the desk clerk of the Greystone Hotel in New York during a one-man hold-up. In the spring of 1953, a handsome young Marine, Fred McManus, of a respectable Long Island family, picked up his girl in a stolen car and started on a cross-country spree in which he shot and killed 5 people. In January, 1961, a New York patrolman, William Tierney, a veteran with a fine war record, beat, kicked, and mauled a young college student for "disturbing the peace"...Tierney was dropped from the force; Brown and McManus were sentenced to long jail terms. These are but three of the 6 cases described and analysed by the author. Why and how did these young men go wrong? These are the questions the author investigates. Also features "The Times Square Kid", Homer Leslie Loomis, Jr. an American fascist, and John Resko. 264pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned edges, o/w Vg+ in sl. frayed Vg. pcdw which is also a little shelfworn.

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