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A few good things about this is the writer did an amazing amount of research, he also notes when stories he has can contain hyperbole or be untrue. The characters are all good characters to hear about especially the Whalen family.
Really one of the boring parts was Mickey Cohen sure he was interesting till he went to prison the first time, after that he seems just like a has been and the story could have been better suited towards other things the intelligence division did.
The origins the writer goes back to are excellent he mentions the fruit cart selling black hand people and details how in the early days LA was the wild west and was notorious for corruption. It is a great overall read.
This is the story of the real gangster squad - I really enjoyed this production. It was interesting & very entertaining. Big thumbs up!
A good story delivered in a boring way. I tried but couldn't continue past the first few chapters. I'm sure the storey would be captivating but for the droneful manner in which it is read.
The fact that this is not a fictional world carved out of the imagination of the author may surprise you, the events, the people, the stories and the happenings are in any other part of the world a work of fiction. Surprisingly in the city of Angels of Hollywood it is all too real. Interconnected in a way only the passage of time can tell with stories that span a life time or more Gangster Squad weaves about in ways that make the most obscure details the most important.
A most enjoyable history book... or fiction for that matter