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Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront
 
 
Author
Nathan Ward.
Publisher FSG  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780374286224
Pages/Publication Date 250/2010
Daedalus Item Code 21686
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"In 1948 a New York newspaper published an exposé of murderous corruption on the city's piers; the revelations became the real-life foundation for … On the Waterfront. [Nathan] Ward's history of the story bridges its journey from print to celluloid, beginning with the reporter whose series broke open the scandal. Malcolm Johnson pursued his investigation of several killings of longshoremen into the web of union leaders, mobsters, and politicians who ruled the docks. Ward infuses their biographies with their reputations for ruthlessness, which casts a decidedly noir shadow over the narrative. Against the menace of union boss Joe Ryan and the brass-knuckled racketeers who dictated dockside hiring, Ward pits intrepid reporter Johnson as well as Father John Corridan, the inspiration for the movie's Karl Malden character, and carries the tale through to the consequences of their anticorruption crusades: trials, the Kefauver hearings into organized crime, and adaptation of the story from script to screen."—Booklist
 
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