A MAN NAMED TONY The True Story of the Yablonski Murders

Author: Brown (Stuart)
Year: 1976
Publisher: W.W. Norton (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg/NrF
ISBN: 0393087077
Price: 7.00
Hardback. One of the most sensational and important crimes in the history of American labour was the brutal murder of Jock Yablonski, his wife, and his daughter in January 1970. An official of the United Mine Workers Union for 35yrs, Yablonski had broken with the corrupt leadership and was running for the union's presidency against the famous Tony Boyle. His murder was an internal union affair. The killers were found, and the case seemed solved until an extraordinary man named Richard Aurel Sprague was named prosecutor. Sprague was a master courtroom tactician and dramatist. He was convinced that the Yablonski murders came down a chain of command from the top of the union power structure. In a series of investigations and trials, betrayals and confessions, Sprague led the case to the doorstep of one of the most powerful men in American labour - Tony Boyle - and so brought about his downfall. Illus., Afterword and Index. 232pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. With small rubber stamp to fep, which has been crossed through with blue felt-tip, and tiny inked-out insc. to fpd o/w Vg. in Nr. F. protected pcdw.


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