Sunday, 4 January 2015

The Young Killers - Willard Weiner

"The story of a street gang in a big city slum"


AVON BOOKS T-174
NEW YORK, USA
REVISED EDITION - NO DATE c 1957
FIRST PRINTED IN HARDBACK BY THE DIAL PRESS AS 'FOUR BOYS AND A GUN' 1944
COVER ART BY SUSSMAN

A VIVID AND POWERFUL PICTURE OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
JOHNNY DOYLE came of Irish immigrants. BENNY's folks came from Poland. TONY's parents from Italy. Yet, they were neighbors in the slums of America - side-by-side with EDDIE RICHARDS, of old "American stock." Together they learned that poverty is no respect of ancestry - and they patterned their ways after the city jungle's rule of tooth and claw.

Love they took as they found it, money was to be had at pistol point...until blunder and panic pulled the trigger that brought their stark activities into the public light. THE YOUNG KILLERS is a sensational and dramatic revelation of juvenile delinquncy in the "great American melting pot" of the big city slums.

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