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Official Negligence How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the Lapd (Paperback)

Author:  Lou Cannon
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0813337259
ISBN-13: 9780813337258
Sku: 30514719
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 2T
Pages:  748
Age Range:  NA
Renowned journalist Lou Cannon tells the definitive story of the Rodney King beating, the failure of the LAPD and Los Angeles government, and the subsequent horror of the LA riots.
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In the spring of 1992 five days of rioting laid waste to South Central Los Angeles, took scores of lives, cost the city more than $900 million in property damages, and captured the attention of horrified people worldwide. Lou Cannon combines extensive research with interviews from hundreds of survivors, offering the only definitive story behind what happened and why. Official Negligence takes a hard look at the circumstances leading up to the riots. Cannon reveals how the videotape of the brutal beating of Rodney King had been sensationally edited by a local TV station, how political leaders required LAPD officers to carry metal batons despite evidence linking them to the rising toll of serious injury in the community, and how poorly prepared the city was for the violence that erupted.
Incisive journalism on the 1991 Rodney King incident, the subsequent trial, verdict, and riots, and their effect on Los Angeles, by a reporter who has worked for "The Washington Post".


Kirkus Reviews
"[Cannon] creates an often complicated but always crystal-clear chronicle, seeming to recount years of turmoil almost minute-by-minute...." 12/01/1997

Los Angeles Times Book Review
"[This book] is the definitive work of modern Los Angeles, a massive effort to see the nation's most dynamic city at its most important crossroads....For the first time, an author has soberly and comprehensively navigated the swirl of Los Angeles through these years of turbulence. 'Official Negligence' is a vital contribution to the city's history." 02/01/1998

San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"With a reporter's grasp of detail and a keen sense of history, Cannon...documents what he sees as the incompetence, arrogance and negligence of many officials, agencies and institutions involved in the traumatic events that shattered the complacency and the multicultural mythology of the City of Angels." 02/08/1998

Washington Post
"A comprehensive, monumental, and brilliant study of race, personality, miscalculation, and politics." - Bob Woodward

New Republic
"Lou Cannon, a distinguished reporter, has produced an extraordinary book...." - James Q. Wilson 05/11/198

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0748
Product attributePublisher:   Basic Books (AZ)
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