Cyclone Racer

Cyclone Racer

Author: Doug Drummond

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ISBN: 1410705250

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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This is a fast moving action packed adventure-mystery involving a rookie police officer in a sailor town – Long Beach in 1959-1960. A body is discovered under the Cyclone Racer (the massive wooden roller coaster on the Long Beach Pike fun zone in the era). It's abortion gone wrong and the dumped body of a beautiful young victim tangles a young cop in the pursuit of a rapist who paid for an abortion and a crooked attorney who has homicide cop friends. Look at police work as it was done – at that time. The Cyclone Racer also symbolizes the problems and conflicts (not taught in the police academy) and the highs and lows of the work. You will share emotional shifts that are truly a roller coaster ride. Human interest and romance move the story along. Pick up this book, and you'll not put it down. It's a yarn that exposes, close-up, the agony of bad abortions. Read this cop's street view of that time.
Cyclone Racer
Language: un
Pages: 260
Authors: Doug Drummond
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-05 - Publisher:

This is a fast moving action packed adventure-mystery involving a rookie police officer in a sailor town – Long Beach in 1959-1960. A body is discovered under the Cyclone Racer (the massive wooden roller coaster on the Long Beach Pike fun zone in the era). It's abortion gone wrong and
The American Amusement Park
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Dale Samuelson, Wendy Yegoiants
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Motorbooks International

A photographic retrospective covers more than 100 years of images from the history of the American amusement park.
Long Beach Chronicles
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Tim Grobaty
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-18 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Incorporated in 1888, Long Beach was the nation's fastest-growing city for much of the early twentieth century. Tim Grobaty, columnist for two decades for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, looks back at the major events and compelling personalities that shaped the city's formative years. Early settlers such as William Willmore, Charles
Long Beach in Vintage Postcards
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Marlin Heckman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Long Beach successfully incorporated as a city in 1888, and would eventually become California's fifth largest city. Author Marlin Heckman has compiled over 200 vintage postcards to chronicle the history of the "Queen of Beaches." Competition between the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads brought great numbers of visitors to
Balboa Films
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Jean-Jacques Jura, Rodney Norman Bardin II
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-13 - Publisher: McFarland

From 1913 through 1918, Long Beach, California, was home to the largest independent film company in the world, the largely forgotten Balboa Studio. Founder Herbert M. Horkheimer bought the studio from Edison Company in 1913, and by 1915 Balboa’s expenses exceeded $2,500 a day and its output hit 15,500 feet