Synopses & Reviews
150 years of Los Angeles crime -- direct from the files of the Los AngelesDistrict Attorney. With captivating visual and narrative portraits of headline-grabbingcriminal cases, For the People charts the first 150 years of the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office, from its beginnings as a one-man operation to its modern-day emergence as the worlds largest local prosecutorial agency. This authorized history offers unique insightinto the lawyers on both sides of some of the most significant and well-known courtroom dramas ever, and proves that truth is often dramatically stranger than fiction. Author Michael Parrish chronicles a rich cross-section of true crime storiesshowing how infamous killers such as Charles Manson and Night Stalker Richard Ramirez were brought to justice; how Julian Pete swindled thousands of ordinary investors in the 1920s oil boom; how Charles Keating defrauded thousands of Americans; how stripper Lili St. Cyr was prosecuted, unsuccessfully, for taking a bubble bath before a live audience at Ciros; and how JosephP. Kennedy helped frame one of the biggest moguls of Hollywood's Golden Age and got away with it.