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Portland Confidential

Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City
Stanford, Phil (Book - 2004 )
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The story of "Big Jim" Elkins and Portland's 1950s vice scandal that reached into the highest levels of city government. Follow the story from Elkins arrival in Portland shortly after the end of Prohibition through his televised testimony before Bobby Kennedy and the Senate Rackets Committee.
Authors: Stanford, Phil
Title: Portland confidential
sex, crime, and corruption in the Rose City
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Ptown books, c2004
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Phil Stanford
Summary: The story of "Big Jim" Elkins and Portland's 1950s vice scandal that reached into the highest levels of city government. Follow the story from Elkins arrival in Portland shortly after the end of Prohibition through his televised testimony before Bobby Kennedy and the Senate Rackets Committee.
ISBN: 9780982895818
098289581X
9781558687936
1558687939
Branch Call Number: 364.1092 S785p 2004
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 190) and index
Subject Headings: Elkins, Jim, -1968 Gangsters Oregon Portland Biography Organized crime Oregon Portland History Police corruption Oregon Portland History Political corruption Oregon Portland History
Topical Term: Gangsters
Organized crime
Police corruption
Political corruption
LCCN: 2004001009
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An expose of the 1950s scandals surrounding James B. "Big Jim" Elkins, involving racketeering, corrupt labor unions, and pinball.


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