FIRST EDITION Signal Thirty-Two by MacKinlay Kantor, 1950
Synopsis: The Twenty-third Precinct of the New York City Police Department includes within its boundaries exalted penthouses and reeking slums. The Twenty-third Precinct is the substance of this novel.
The story concerns three men in blue, veterans all--their loves, their ambitions, their contentions--the cruelty they encounter, the courage they offer, the pity and aid they are able to give. It speeds through the reader's consciousness like a patrol car wailing in midnight traffic. In 1948 the then Acting Commissioner of Police, the late Tom Mulligan, authorized MacKinlay Kantor to proceed on all police activities, accompanying the patrolmen in their work.
Kantor learned the life of a policeman through firsthand effort. Such privilege had never been granted to a civilian before. But this civilian happened to be the author of Long Remember, The Voice of Bugle Ann, and many other famous books, as well as the original story of the great motion picture, "The Best Years of Our Lives."
- 1950 copy of Signal Thirty-Two by MacKinlay Kantor (novel)
- hardcover, no dust jacket
- first edition
- excellent condition