A Cop's Life: Philadelphia, 1953-1983

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Allan Cole, Nov 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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Christmas, 1953: While the rest of Philadelphia sings “Jingle Bells,” Thomas Grubb gets his first taste of a cop’s life. Before he cashes his first paycheck he encounters: a man gutted by a knife-wielding mugger; a fighting-mad “mental case” intent on destroying a hospital emergency room; the hushed-up shooting death of an undercover cop.

That first week is nothing compared to what lies ahead. Working as a street cop, an undercover officer, a detective and finally gang control, Grubb will spend the next thirty years going toe-to-toe with all the fast-changing and sometimes violent events that have rocked American society.

A Cop’s Life: The remarkable story of a truly remarkable man.


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Thomas M. Grubb is a management consultant specializing in merger integration and organization performance. His clients include IBM, H.J. Heinz, Kao, Duron, Roche Laboratories, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, and the U.S. government. Prior to starting his consulting practice, he was a manufacturing manager with Procter & Gamble.

Cole was a son of a CIA operative, and was raised in Europe, the Middle East and Far East, attedning nearly thirty school in thirty-two countries. He has been a full-time writer since 1979.

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