The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge

Paperback | March 27, 2012

byT. J. English

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“T.J. English has the mastered the hybrid narrative art form of social history and underworld thriller. The Savage City is a truly gripping read filled with unexpected twists and turns.”
—Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge

In The Savage City, T.J. English, author of the New York Times bestselling blockbuster Havana Nocturne, takes readers back to a frightening place in a dark time of violence and urban chaos: New York City in the 1960s and early ’70s. As he did in his acclaimed true crime masterwork, The Westies, English focuses on the rot on the Big Apple in this stunning tale of race, murder, and a generation on the edge—as he interweaves the real-life sagas of a corrupt cop, a militant Black Panther, and an innocent young African American man framed by the NYPD for a series of crimes, including a brutal and sensational double murder.

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“T.J. English has the mastered the hybrid narrative art form of social history and underworld thriller. The Savage City is a truly gripping read filled with unexpected twists and turns.”—Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great DelugeIn The Savage City, T.J. English, author of the New York Times bestselling blockbuster Havana Nocturne, ta...

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A finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact CrimeOn August 28, 1963—the day Martin Luther King Jr. declared "I have a dream" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial—two young white women were murdered in their Manhattan apartment. The so-called Career Girls Murders case sent ripples of fear throughout the city as police scrambled to find...

T.J. English is theNew York Timesbestselling author ofHavana Nocturne,Paddy Whacked,The Westies, andBorn to Kill, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. His screenwriting credits include TV episodes ofNYPD BlueandHomicide, for which he was awarded the Humanitas Prize. He lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.85 inPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“The Savage City is a necessary examination of the people, passions and maligned principles by which New York City once lived and died. English has a magnificent sense of the manner in which people, landscape, and history are bound together. Every world is a corner and every corner is a world.”