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Spooky Action At A Distance

New Vistas in Rottenness

By Patrick Gaffey

A review of the following books:

The Great Los Angeles Swindle: Oil, Stocks and Scandal During the Roaring Twenties, Jules Tygiel, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994; paperback, 1996, 398 pages

The Great Los Angles Bubble: A Present-Day Story of Colossal Financial Jugglery and of Penalties Paid, Guy W. Finney, Forbes, 1929, 203 pages

Angel City in Turmoil, Guy W. Finney, Los Angeles: Amer Press, 1945, 211 pages.

That Imperiled Freedom, Lorin L. Baker, Los Angeles: Graphic Press Publishing Co., 1932, 448 pages

Me, Detective, Leslie T. White. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Co., 1936, 302 pages

Billion-Dollar Blackjack; The Story of Corruption and the Los Angeles Times, William G. Bonelli. Beverly Hills: Civic Research Press, paperback, 1954, 230 pp.

Los Angeles, Morrow Mayo, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933, 337 pp.

The Los Angles Times, various issues.

Great Swindle Cover

© 2006 Patrick Gaffey