Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp
vii, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
An award-winning journalist presents the story of Philip Van Cise, a rookie District Attorney who fought the KKK, organized crime, and government corruption in Denver in the 1920s and how his experiences still resonate one century later. At the height of the 1920s, the ex-frontier town of Denver emerged from the postwar boom as the future of the American city. But the progress and opportunity masked a sew of organized crime, elaborate swindles, and...
At the height of the roaring 1920s, the ex-frontier town of Denver, Colorado, emerged from the postwar boom as the future of the American city. But the slick façade of progress and opportunity masked a murky stew of organized crime, elaborate swindles, and widespread government corruption. Rookie district attorney Phillip Van Cise was already making national headlines for a new brand of law enforcement. Employing military intelligence tools he'd...