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Breaking Blue: How One Man's Hunt Through A…

Breaking Blue: How One Man's Hunt Through A Half Century Of Police…

by Timothy Egan

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An engrossing non-fiction historical account of a 1935 murder in the inland northwest. It recounts the troubled times of the depression and it's lawlessness, the immoral state of affairs of law enforcement, and the troubled yet noble psyche of a local sheriff pursuing justice. There is also the recognition that immorality comes back to haunt. The author inspired me to learn more about my region's history. ( )
  idpots | Jun 30, 2013 |
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. ( )
  elsyd | Mar 26, 2012 |
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Timothy Egan reports a true story of crime, corruption, and cover-up that reads like a thriller and offers a compelling look at the rough-and-tumble days of the Inland Northwest during the Depression. In [his] vivid account, follow modern-day lawman Tony Bamonte -- graduate student, logger's son, and Vietnam veteran -- as his investigation plunges him back in time to black-market crime, extortion, and even murder. As he unfolds layer after layer of unsavory detail, Bamonte's determination leads him to the murder weapon -- missing half a century -- and to the ex-cop he's convinced is the murderer.
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An investigation into the oldest open murder case in the United States follows Pend Oreille County sheriff Tony Bamonte as he attempts to discover who shot Pend Oreille County's town marshal fifty-four years earlier. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

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