Muckraking journalist Walter Liggett dubbed Pittsburgh the “Metropolis of Corruption” in 1930 when he reported the city had more vice per square foot than New York, Detroit, Cleveland or Boston. This book details the Steel City’s history of corrupt public officials, and crooked police who helped racketeers protect brothels and gambling dens. Join author Richard Gazarik as he reveals the wicked history of Pittsburgh.
Richard Gazarik spent more than four decades as a journalist in Western PA. He has won awards for his writing and investigative reporting into public and corporate corruption in Pennsylvania. Additionally, Rich has written about the bombing of Pam Am Flight 103; the terrorist attack on United Flight 93, and the rescue of the Quecreek Miners in 2002. He is also the author of the recent publication Prohibition Pittsburgh (2017). He is a graduate of West Virginia University.
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