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Confessions of a Second Story Man: Junior Kripplebauer and the K & a Gang

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Synopsis:

From the 1950s to the 1970s, from Bar Harbor to Boca Raton, the ragtag crew known as the KandA Gang robbed wealthy suburban neighborhoods with assembly line skills. It was hard to imagine a more unlikely crew of successful thieves, writes Allen Hornblum. [They were] two-fisted, beer-guzzling, ear- and nose-biting hoodlums from a blue collar section of Philadelphia called Kensington. The gang infuriated homeowners up and down the East Coast, while baffling police. Confessions of a Second Story Man follows the gang as they move in and out of homes, courtrooms, and prisons, and even go on the run. Hornblum describes the transformation of the KandA Gang from a group of blue collar thieves to their work in conjunction with numerous organized crime families and their role in making Philadelphia the meth capitol of the nation. It is a compelling read about a fascinating bunch of hoodlums.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569803134
Author:
Hornblum, Allen M
Publisher:
Barricade Books
Author:
Hornblum, Allen M.
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Kripplebauer, Junior
Subject:
Criminals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
9.28x6.30x1.17 in. 1.40 lbs.

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Biography » General
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History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
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Product details 302 pages Barricade Books, Inc. - English 9781569803134 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the 1950s to the 1970s, from Bar Harbor to Boca Raton, the ragtag crew known as the KandA Gang robbed wealthy suburban neighborhoods with assembly line skills. It was hard to imagine a more unlikely crew of successful thieves, writes Allen Hornblum. [They were] two-fisted, beer-guzzling, ear- and nose-biting hoodlums from a blue collar section of Philadelphia called Kensington. The gang infuriated homeowners up and down the East Coast, while baffling police. Confessions of a Second Story Man follows the gang as they move in and out of homes, courtrooms, and prisons, and even go on the run. Hornblum describes the transformation of the KandA Gang from a group of blue collar thieves to their work in conjunction with numerous organized crime families and their role in making Philadelphia the meth capitol of the nation. It is a compelling read about a fascinating bunch of hoodlums.
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