I Found out a Confidential Chronicle of the Twenties
New York: Dial Press, 1939. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have somlight bumping, rubbing and wear. The spine of the book has some fading and toning and the lettering on the spine has dulled (not rubbed). The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription by the author, on the front endpaper. There is another former owner's gift notation as well. The front endpaper also includes a smallish rectangular area with some paper loss where a former owner's address label was removed. "Having built the reputation of his New York papers on battling the power of the corrupt political machine known as Tammany Hall, it was only natural that, when two Tammany-backed stock swindlers went on trial in New York, the Hearst papers took a serious interest in the outcome. After the defendants, Fuller and McGee, were acquitted in spite of what was generally considered overwhelming evidence of guilt, Hearst unleashed his attack dogs. In full, spare-no-expense style, the mode in which Hearst was at his most dangerous as a journalist, the editor of the New York American, Victor Watson, ordered the paper’s top investigative reporter, Nat Ferber, to get to the bottom of the case. Ferber found exactly what Hearst had hoped for: one Eddie Eidlitz, a former associate of the defense lawyer William J. Fallon who had won acquittal for the Tammany swindlers. Eidlitz was willing to testify that Fallon had participated in corrupting the jury. Thus began the sensational, front-page prosecution of William Fallon." This book covers a number of the famous cases journalist Nat Ferber covered over the years, including the Seabury Inquiry, the E. M. Fuller and Co. Bankruptcy trial, Racketeer Arnold Rothstein (the Brain) and more. Ferber was an investigative journalist dealing with many of the most famous criminal enterprises of his day. ; Signed by Author. Very Good .
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Keywords: True Crime Nat Ferber Criminal Behavior Racketeering Jury Fixing Journalists Investigative Journalism Hearst Newspaper True Crime