Portland on the Take

Portland on the Take

Mid-century Crime Bosses, Civic Corruption & Forgotten Murders

Book - 2014
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"In an era when Portland's shipyards thrived, so, too, did corruption. The Red Scare that followed the 1934 Waterfront Strike allowed gangsters to gain control of some of the city's unions. Working in cahoots with high-ranking city officials, criminals like Al Winter and James Elkins gained power and influence, often using "goon squads" of union men and hired criminals to enforce their will. Now authors JD Chandler and JB Fisher bring Portland's days of civic corruption and hidden murders out of the shadows. With unprecedented access to the police investigative files of the Frank Tatum murder of 1947 and the detective notebooks and tape recorder transcripts of Multnomah County sheriff's detective Walter Graven, the authors shed new light on Portland's turbulent mid-twentieth-century past."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781626197497
1626197490
Characteristics: 158 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Fisher, JB (College teacher)

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