Breaking blue

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Knopf, May 1, 1992 - Political Science - 267 pages
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On the night of September 4, 1935, during a season of unsolved robberies, the town marshal of Pend Oreille County in the state of Washington was shot to death. Here is the story of how one man's hunt through a half century of police cover-ups unlocked the secret behind the nation's oldest continuing murder investigation.

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User Review  - elsyd - LibraryThing

A great book, especially if you are familiar with the area. This gives a great look at the "great depression" . We have lots of material enlightening us about the corruption in law enforcement in cities like Chicago and New York but with this you realize that no place was immune. Read full review

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In the course of preparing a master's thesis on law enforcement in Pend Oreille County, Washington, Sheriff Tony Bamonte discovered new evidence relating to the 1935 murder of Town Marshal George ... Read full review


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Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of five books, most recently The Worst Hard Time, which won a National Book Award for nonfiction and was named a New York Times Editorsa (TM) Choice, a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington State Book Award winner, and a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book. Egan writes a weekly column, a oeOutposts, a for the New York Times.