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Blue Blood

Conlon, Edward

Published by Riverhead Books, New York, 2004
ISBN 10: 1573222666 / ISBN 13: 9781573222662
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Title: Blue Blood

Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Boldly SIGNED By Author on Title Page

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. From the author of the 'Cop Diaries' published in the New Yorker comes this gritty true story of a fourth generation police officer, from walking the beat in the South Bronx to his ascent to Detective.in the streets of the Bronx where hestill works. A touch of wear to spine end sof dj. Bookseller Inventory # 1001326

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Synopsis: 'Superb. The most stunning memoir ever written about the cop world'
Joseph Wambaugh

'Beautiful and inspiring, terrifying and heartbreaking'
James Frey

'More chilling than even the most realistic cop dramas on TV'
People

'A great book...with the testimonial force equal to that of Michael Herr's Dispatches' Time

Blue Blood is the fast-paced, insider story of Edward Conlon's career in the NYPD. Conlon can really write, but is a cop's cop through and through (the fourth generation of NYPD cop in his family). The book is part memoir, part action, set in the Bronx starting in the mid-1990s. We follow Conlon's rise within the force, from rookie beat cop through a stint in the narcotics division to finally achieving gold-shield detective status as he is today, but he also manages to portray a fascinating social history of the Bronx over the last twenty years and a history of the NYPD and its often violent evolution. The writing is gripping, with stories of shoot-outs and drug dealers interspersed with domestic disputes and runaways.

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'Superb. The most stunning memoir ever written about the cop world'

Joseph Wambaugh

'Beautiful and inspiring, terrifying and heartbreaking'

James Frey

'More chilling than even the most realistic cop dramas on TV'

People

'A great book...with the testimonial force equal to that of Michael Herr's Dispatches' Time

Blue Blood is the fast-paced, insider story of Edward Conlon's career in the New York Police Department. Conlon tells of his first days as a rookie, walking a beat in the south Bronx through his time in narcotics and his ascent to gold shield detective. Conlon is the product of generations involved in law enforcement, good cops and bad, and he paints a vivid portrait of the teeming street life of the city, in all its horror and splendour. It's all here: adrenaline-fuelled chases, toxic police politics, crackhead informants and police camaraderie. The pace is relentless, the stories hypnotic, the scope nothing less than monumental.

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