St Louis, Nd[ca.1924]: Moinster Printing. Octavo. Item #025189
300 pages. 6-guns 1193 "tells about the Glencoe robbery of which Jesse James, Jr. was suspected, capture of Ben Kipatric and Laura Bullion, his paramour." Also a short sketch of Pat Crowe's life. Issued without a title page (as in all recorded copies), Photographs of the those officers who died in the line of duty as well as the mayor and dignitaries who were planning to stamp out crime in the area just south of downtown St. Louis where a murder was taking place once a week and many beatings. The Irish gang hated police and when they saw the buttons on their uniforms considered this an affront to their dignity. It also talks about the "Kerry Patch" district where few would venture between six and midnight where crime was wide open. pages 45-49 talk about the race violence between police and blacks (according to the book initiated by the blacks). A scarce book on an age of violence which ended by the late 1930's through strict policing. Bound n brown cloth centrally stamped in silver depicting a police badge, lettering black, spine lettering silver. Upper joint starting, inner hinges appear to have been glued. A good copy.