Walking the Beat: A New York Policeman Tells What It’s Like on His Side of the Law [Inscribed]

By: Radano, Gene

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: very good


Hardcover with dust jacket, grey cloth with dark grey spine titles, 14.3 by 21.4 cm, 192 pp. The hardcover is very good with only faint wear at the head and tail of the spine; the jacket is good with light edge wear and a few tiny tears and some light rubbing. Inscribed and signed by the author on the ffep: “6/6/69 To --- With best wishes / Gene Radano.” A look inside the New York police by a twenty-year veteran of the force. From the front flap: “Every man must adjust to the realities of life, but for the cop on the beat those realities are vastly different from those faced by the ordinary citizen. The policeman’s world seethes with violence and vice. It is populated by derelicts, dope pushers, prostitutes, unruly mobs, robbers, killers. He is up against favoritism from within the police department and public abuse from without. And the ever-present forces trying to corrupt him are compelling enough to tempt even the most morally upright individual. Thrust into this jungle every day, how does the policeman manage to survive? What compromises must he make? What does he learn of society that no one else knows? These questions can only be answered by a man who is actually out there walking the beat. But because so few policemen have also been writers, the policeman’s story has never really been told.”

Title: Walking the Beat: A New York Policeman Tells What It’s Like on His Side of the Law [Inscribed]

Author Name: Radano, Gene

Categories: Crime, Prison, Law & Order,

Edition: first printing

Publisher: Cleveland/New York, The World Publishing Company: 1968

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: very good

Jacket Condition: good

Inscription: inscribed by the author

Seller ID: 3905