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Red Hell;  The Life Story of John Goode, Criminal, Roberts, Thelma
1 Roberts, Thelma Red Hell; The Life Story of John Goode, Criminal
New York Rae D. Henkle 1934 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Black cloth covered boards show some edge wear, front hinge started but solid, faint remnants of library stamps on end papers. ; A tight solid book, untrimmed page edges front edge ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Roberts adopts the cause of an aged career criminal who, after being born in the Bowery, finds himself on a track to a life in in the criminal world. The book was developed from a series of colorful interviews with Goode as well as notes that Goode brought to her. It forms a familiar story of a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, becoming involved with the criminal element, the glamour of the Gay Nineties as well as rampant police corruption. He was not a notable amongst the denizens of the criminal underworld but a likable journeyman who wanted to illuminate the path that shouldn't be taken. He died shortly before publication of this book in 1934. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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