Wicked Pittsburgh (Paperback)

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Join author Richard Gazarik as he reveals the wicked history of the Steel City.


Muckraking journalist Walter Liggett dubbed Pittsburgh the "Metropolis of Corruption" in 1930 when he reported the city had more vice per square foot than New York, Detroit, Cleveland or Boston. Decades earlier, the Magee-Flinn political machine ruled public officials, and crooked police helped racketeers protect brothels and gambling dens. Mayor (later Governor) David Lawrence was indicted several times for graft but acquitted each time. Even Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr. colluded with gangsters, according to FBI reports.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467138567
ISBN-10: 1467138568
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: October 8th, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Wicked