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Writer Joseph Wambaugh was born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 22, 1937. He joined the Marines right out of high school, but later earned both a B. A. and M. A. from California State College in Los Angeles. He worked for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1960 to 1974. His first novel was The New Centurions (1971) and several subsequent novels have been award winners. The Onion Field won an Edgar Award (1984), and Lines and Shadows won the Rodolfo Walsh Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers (1989). He has worked creatively on several film and television projects, including Police Story, The Black Marble, The Choirboys and The Blue Knight. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Onion Field 914 copies, 16 reviews
The Choirboys 746 copies, 12 reviews
Hollywood Station 721 copies, 21 reviews
The Blooding 516 copies, 8 reviews
The New Centurions 478 copies, 5 reviews
Hollywood Crows 450 copies, 10 reviews
Echoes in the Darkness 435 copies, 4 reviews
Finnegan's Week 418 copies, 6 reviews
The Black Marble 392 copies, 6 reviews
The Glitter Dome 381 copies, 3 reviews
Fugitive Nights 378 copies, 4 reviews
The Delta Star 377 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Orange 364 copies, 8 reviews
The Blue Knight 361 copies, 3 reviews
The Secrets of Harry Bright 348 copies, 3 reviews

Joseph Wambaugh has 1 media appearance.

Jul
18
Joe Wambaugh: The Writer Who Redefined LAPD
Morning Edition, Friday, July 18, 2008 at 0am

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