New Book Collects Rare and Historical NYPD Records

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John G. Floss reveals police files from more than a hundred years ago that show the true face of law enforcement in the 19th century

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Author John G. Floss takes readers back to the gritty streets of 19th century New York with the NYPD Log Book, a rare collection of authentic records documenting law enforcement activities of the era. With this historical find, Floss is able to recount the daily lives of police officers at the turn of the century, how they dealt with the criminals of the day, and the punishments they meted out to these lawbreakers.

The NYPD Detective was of Irish descent and worked in New York City's Bowery area from 1873 to 1903. He investigated crimes the old fashion way, utilizing hunches, interrogations, and gumshoe tactics. Danger lurked in every corner, the mean streets were lawless, and the only rule criminals respected was the authority of the policeman’s badge. Order had to be enforced through harsh means, but at the end of the day, the NYPD served the public, protected the innocent, and upheld the law with the unquestionable authority of its institution and its brave officers.    

Floss explores what law and order was like in the old days, in a time before radio dispatchers, SWAT teams, and squad cars, when all an officer of the law could rely on was the man beside him. For readers interested in history and police procedurals alike, the NYPD Log Book is an authentic exploration of crime and punishment in the past.    

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About the Author
John G. Floss came into possession of the real life NYPD Log Book in the year 2000. He has worked as an independent insurance agent for 42 years, and has a background in aiding the FBI, IRS Criminal Division and other agencies. He supported his family of four sons and his wife Jane of 43 years of marriage. He dedicates this book to his grand children Evan, Ella, Sally, Keegan, Colden and James Ryan (JR). His next book will be about his life as a part-time spy.
NYPD Log Book * by John G. Floss
1874 to 1903
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 259 pages; 978-1-4771-5624-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 259 pages; 978-1-4771-5625-4

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