To Serve and Collect: Chicago Politics and Police Corruption from the Lager Beer Riot to the Summerdale Scandal

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In this serious yet entertaining book, Lindberg probes unexplored avenues of Chicago history and presents the first in-depth history of the Chicago Police Department in over a century. Lindberg traces the stormy history of the department from the 1850s to the Summerdale Scandal of the near present and discusses the tie between politics, organized crime, vice, and the police department. This volume is a vivid history of Chicago politics and law enforcement, recounting pivotal events in Chicago police history.

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