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The Resource 90 Church : inside America's notorious first narcotics squad, Dean Unkefer

90 Church : inside America's notorious first narcotics squad, Dean Unkefer

Label
90 Church : inside America's notorious first narcotics squad
Title
90 Church
Title remainder
inside America's notorious first narcotics squad
Statement of responsibility
Dean Unkefer
Title variation
Ninety Church
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "MAD MEN MEETS THE WIRE IN THIS GRIPPING TRUE-CRIME MEMOIR BY A FORMER AGENT AT THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF NARCOTICS IN 1960s NEW YORK Before Nixon famously declared a "war on drugs," there was the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. New York City in the mid-1960s: The war in Vietnam was on the nation's tongue--but so is something else. Clandestine and chaotic, but equally ruthless, the agents of the Bureau were feared by the Mafia, dealers, pimps, prostitutes--anyone who did his or her business on the streets. With few rules and almost no oversight, the battle-hardened agents of the bureau were often more vicious than the criminals they chased. Agent Dean Unkefer was a naive kid with notions of justice and fair play when he joined up. But all that quickly changes once he gets thrown into the lion's den of 90 Church, the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, where he is shocked to see the agents he revered are often more like thugs than lawmen. When he finally gets the chance to prove his mettle by going undercover in the field, the lines become increasingly blurred. As he spirals into the hell of addiction and watches his life become a complex balancing act of lies and half-truths, he begins to wonder what side he is really on. 90 Church is both the unbelievable memoir of one man's confrontation with the dark corners of the human experience and a fascinating window into a little-known time in American history. Learn the story of the agents who make the DEA look like choirboys"--
  • "Before Nixon famously declared a "war on drugs," there was the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. New York City in the mid-1960s. Free love is sweeping the nation--but so is something else. Clandestine and chaotic, but equally ruthless, the agents of the bureau were feared by the Mafia, dealers, pimps, prostitutes--anyone who did their business on the streets. With few rules and almost no oversight, the battle-hardened agents of the bureau were often more vicious than the criminals they chased. Agent Dean Unkefer was a naive kid with notions of justice and fair play when he joined up. But all that quickly changes once he gets thrown into the lion's den of 90 Church, the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, where he is shocked to see the agents he revered are often more like thugs than lawmen. When he finally gets the chance to prove his mettle by going undercover in the field, the lines become increasingly blurred. As he spirals into the hell of addiction and watches his life become a complex balancing act of lies and half-truths, he begins to wonder what side he is really on. 90 Church is both the unbelievable memoir of one man's confrontation with the dark corners of the human experience, and a fascinating window into a little known time in American history. Learn the story of the agents who make the DEA look like choir boys. - For fans of David Simon, and the TV shows Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men - Film rights optioned by Universal Studios"--
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Dewey number
363.450973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.U525 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
90 Church : inside America's notorious first narcotics squad, Dean Unkefer
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886486217
Edition
1st U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781250067333
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015012697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)886486217
Label
90 Church : inside America's notorious first narcotics squad, Dean Unkefer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886486217
Edition
1st U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781250067333
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015012697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)886486217

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