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Sweethearts - Signed: Wismer, Catherine

Sweethearts - Signed

Wismer, Catherine

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ISBN 10: 0888623844 / ISBN 13: 9780888623843
Published by Lorimer, 1980
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed and inscribed on the title page by Catherine Wismer, this copy has a tight square binding and clean unmarked pages.light edge wear to the dust covers. Bookseller Inventory # 00460437

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Title: Sweethearts - Signed

Publisher: Lorimer

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

First published in 1980, Sweethearts is an eye-opening account of the men who controlled Toronto's highrise apartment business during the building boom of the 1960s.

The book tells the fascinating inside story of a thriving, profitable new industry and how organized crime moved in on it. It names names: the syndicate leaders, corrupt subcontractors, hitmen, couriers and extortionists. And it chronicles the violence--the burned cars, bombed buildings and shootings--that signalled the extent of mob involvement in the industry.

Based on years of careful research in Canada and the U.S., Sweethearts is a meticulous analysis of a bloody time in the nation's development history.

About the Author:

CATHERINE WISMER has worked for Toronto Life and Maclean's. She has published two previous books, Come See My Garden and Faces of the Old North.

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