Description - Six Gun Sound by Sven Crongeyer
This account of the struggle to bring law and order to a city rich with gold rush money, at odds with Mexican bandits, and teeming with forty-niners and confederate sympathizers chronicles the chaotic early days of Los Angeles, which boasted the highest homicide rate in America by 1850. From profiles of the frontier-style lawmen hired to stop the initial mayhem to an analysis of the city's modern sheriff's office - the largest in America - this book draws comparisons between the uproar of the early days, the racial tensions that erupted during the Watts riots, and the safety issues that preoccupy the police force today.
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(150mm x 225mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Sven Crongeyer
Sven Crongeyer is a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the author of many articles for law enforcement publications. He lives in Northridge, California.