This book exposes: The Vice Racket, Dope Addiction, Juke Joint Binges, Cabins For The Night, Prisons That Pervert, The Smut Peddlers, Lonely Hearts Clubs
PYRAMID BOOKS G43
FIRST PRINTING 1952
NEW YORK, USA
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY LITTLE, BROWN & CO MARCH 1939 AS 'DESIGNS IN SCARLET'
They hold orgies in cellar clubs, go on juke joint binges and motel "honeymoons." They get hopped up on liquor and dope, then rob and rape and murder. They are the young people under 21 who commit more than half the major crimes in the U.S.A.
What makes them do it? Who is to blame? Courtney Ryley Cooper gives you the grim and tragic answers in this brilliant and blistering expose of teen-age vice.
This book is a harsh dose, but a vitally necessary one. It was not written for children, morons, or sensation seekers-but only for the purpose of giving you the facts. If you are squeamish and choose to ignore them-even while the teen-age trouble in your town is running wild-then this book is not for you!