"Behind The Green Lights" 1931 WILLEMSE, Captain Cornelius W.

WILLEMSE, Captain Cornelius W.

[364] pp.

Alfred A. Knopf


Third Printing

8 3/4" x 6 1/4"


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"Behind the Green Lights," published in 1931, describes Willemse's rise from patrolman in the mainly Irish-American NYPD, to acting Captain in the homicide squad. It describes his service in some of the roughest neighborhoods of the city at the time, including Chinatown, the Lower East Side and Tenderloin.

A highly fictionalized version of "Behind the Green Lights" was produced as a motion picture by a small production company in 1935.

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