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The Commissioner A True Story of Deceit Dishonor and Death

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E D'Artois Keith who covered the crimes as a reporter for the Shreveport Times recalls firsthand the tumultuous investigation of D'Artois and his plan to bring mob boss Carlos Marcello's organized. Revival - Deluxe Collection, Volume 1 reporter for the Shreveport Times Child of His Heart recalls firsthand the tumultuous investigation of D'Artois and his plan to bring mob boss Carlos Marcello's organized.

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With a true journalistic tone Keith delivers an unparalleled account of the murder of Louisiana's political advertiser Jim Leslie and the case against Shreveport's corrupt police commissioner Georg.

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Crime to Shreveport The Commissioner is a gripping description of Keith's personal experiences involving Leslie's assassination and the five courageous lawmen who struggled to stop D'Artois' tyrann.


3 thoughts on “The Commissioner A True Story of Deceit Dishonor and Death

  1. says:

    Sometimes I read a book not to assess its literary ualities but simply because it fits into my personal history This is one of those But first something about the author Bill Keith is a journalist who has really gotten around He worked as a war correspondent in Vietnam has free lanced in Tokyo Europe and the Philippines And finally many years in my hometown Shreveport LA as an investigative reporterWhat investigation did he become embroiled in here you ask? The Public Safety Commissioner of the city back in the 70s was a well thought of man George D’Artois But George had an expensive gambling problem and he began embezzling money from the city coffers Finally a reporter Jim Leslie uncovered George’s illegalities Leslie was subseuently killed in a mobster style hit in New Orleans and rumor had it that George had ordered the hit George was the local kingpin and controlled the mayor’s office the city council and almost all the shady businesses in Shreveport Shreveport you see has always been a semi domesticated city peopled by thugs gamblers and drug dealers as well as bluenosed religious types that wouldn’t flinch in eye for an eye situations Too Shreveport was and still is a city known for its racism and George was the one appointed to keep the black population in constant fear and dreadThe new Chief of Police determined that his department was so corrupt that he turned to the local newspapers to help expose D’Artois as Leslie’s murderer As George’s gambling and shakedowns became unearthed those doing the uncovering were threatened with bombings murder and kidnappings Finally with the help of the FBI and Baton Rouge police enough evidence was brought against George for an arrest As if the continual exposes and George’s conseuent threats didn’t keep the populace on edge George holed up in his attic with a357 his family downstairs and told the cops to “come and get me” They did George was arraigned and the judge threw the case out But months of stress as his habits were exposed had sickened George and he died in a Texas hospital Knowing the outcome doesn’t spoil Keith’s work in the least; after all it was splashed all over the local papers for months one of the newspapers nominated for a Pulitzer The book is written in good journeyman journalistic language hardly like a novel and the reasons behind D’Artois’ mental and emotional decay are left by the wayside Still it’s an easy read and George’s antics which remind greatly of New York’s Boss Tweed are the stuff of high entertainment even as they evolve into a modern morality playMy rating 16 of 20 stars


  2. says:

    Horrid writing and an inconsistent story Don't waste your time


  3. says:

    This was a great story but the writing was just atrocious How did this man ever earn a living as a writer?


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