Give you -- and your child -- the beauty of the world. Thousands of students in the United States and Mexico have gone on to brilliant careers in the creative arts after attending Border Voices workshops. The secret to that success is distilled in this marvelously funny, and always insightful book. The book contains marvelous poems by students ranging in age from 8 to 18, as well as powerful pieces by professional poets and a writer of TV shows, essays...
The Badge, by radio and television star Jack Webb (first published in 1958), provides an in-depth look at the Los Angeles Police Department of the 1950s - its organization from the Commission and Chief to the officer on the beat, to the various records, forensic, and research departments. Also included are detailed accounts of infamous crimes, criminals and scandals that rocked Los Angeles during that time, including behind-the-scenes accounts of...
Two little girls, aged seven and eleven are missing. Their pet collie is found beaten to death. Foul play is suspected. Detective Sergeant Friday is assigned to Robbery Detail. A holdup has been committed in a neighboring city. A bystander is shot to death and two others are wounded. The bandits are ruthless and well armed and it's Friday's job to get them…
A Chinaman has been badly beaten and his valuable jade has been stolen. The needed clue is supplied by an observant six-year-old boy. A young woman has been murdered. Her body was discovered behind locked doors. The assassin is still at large. Detective Sergeant Joe Friday has been assigned to Homicide Detail and it's his job to find him.
A gang that usually holds up drugstores robs and kills the manager of a dance hall. A stake-out in a garage yields results and a total of twelve guns. After a trial, two of the gang break out of jail. A gang of hold up men has been running loose in the city. They've committed more than a dozen robberies and are heavily armed and quick to shoot. Detective Sergeant Joe Friday has been assigned to Robbery Detail and it's his job to stop them.
The Police receive information that an escaped criminal, called Alfred Garvey, is hiding out in the City. While searching for him at a hotel Garvey shoots an off-duty cop, and friend of Friday and Romero, John Maxwell. He was about to go on vacation but decided to visit Friday and Romero first. Soon a Police manhunt is launched to find Garvey.
A new member of the congregation receives anonymous letters and phone calls threatening her with murder. The notes bear the mark of a fanatic, but police suspect fraud until a faked attack confirms their suspicion.
A homicidal maniac who uses a brick-bat is on the loose. A large dragnet slowly gets him cornered. A mad killer is loose in the city. In every instance he leaves the murder weapon behind but there are no finger prints or clues to the killers identity. Detective Sergeant Joe Friday has been assigned to Homicide and it's his job to get the killer before he strikes again.
Gentleman Wallace, a born con-man, takes advantage of two used-car dealers, and many others. Detective Sergeant Friday is assigned to Bunco Detail. An expert confidence man has resumed operations in the city. His criminal record dates back thirty-five years. He's a master in the art of the gentle swindle. It's Friday's job to stop him.
Thomas Laval admits to being involved in a truck highjacking. While in custody, he jumps out of a window, but Sergeants Friday and Romeo are accused of pushing him to his death. An announcement is made that the next program in the series will be sponsored by Fatima cigarettes. A gang of hijackers have started to work in the city and truck loads of valuable merchandise have vanished. The thieves are clever and seem to have a fool proof system. Detective...
A gang of veteran dope peddlers moves into LA. They offer a hundred thousand dollars' worth of heroin for sale. Sergeant Friday tries to trap Howard Scully, a careful narcotics wholesaler, who leads the gang. Friday goes undercover and poses as a buyer; he meets the leaders contacts and they're ready to do business.
A gang of vicious Hitch-Hike Bandits are committing assaults, robberies and attempted murders. Their victims are army officers stationed in the city. After one of the victims is killed by the gunmen, a manhunt is on
A gang of four robbers, and their puppy have come to Los Angeles from San Francisco, planning to pull a job. A long stake-out with an alcoholic desk clerk provides results. Detective Sergeant Friday is assigned to robbery detail. Four young hoodlums wanted for a series of robberies are headed for your city. They're armed, reckless and cold-blooded. It's Friday's job to get them.
A man posing as a doctor is burglarizing homes in the city. Marla Hutchins commits suicide after being robbed by the phony Dr. Schulte, owner of the Los Angeles College of Psychotherapeutics. The police have his description and must find him.