Gangster Squad - Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles-logo

Gangster Squad - Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles

Paul Lieberman

A harrowing, edge-of-your-seat narrative of murder and secrets, revenge and heroism in the City of Angels-the real events behind the blockbuster Warner Brothers film starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. GANGSTER SQUAD chronicles the true story of the secretive police unit that waged an anything-goes war to drive Mickey Cohen and other hoodlums from Los Angeles after WWII. In 1946, the LAPD launched the Gangster Squad with eight men who met covertly on street corners and slept with Tommy guns under their beds. But for two cops, all that mattered was nailing the strutting gangster Mickey Cohen. Sgt. Jack O'Mara was a square-jawed church usher, Sgt. Jerry Wooters a cynical maverick. About all they had in common was their obsession. So O'Mara set a trap to prove Mickey was a killer. And Wooters formed an alliance with Mickey's budding rival, Jack "The Enforcer" Whalen. Two cops -- two hoodlums. Their fates collided in the closing days of the 1950s, when late one night "The Enforcer" confronted Mickey and his crew. The aftermath would shake both LA's mob and police department, and signal the end of a defining era in the city's history. In 2008, award-winning journalist Paul Lieberman's seven-part Los Angeles Times series "Tales from the Gangster Squad" was optioned by Warner Bros. He spent over a decade tracking down surviving members of the real police unit as well as families and associates of the mobsters they pursued. GANGSTER SQUAD is a tour-de-force narrative reminiscient of LA Confidential.

A harrowing, edge-of-your-seat narrative of murder and secrets, revenge and heroism in the City of Angels-the real events behind the blockbuster Warner Brothers film starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. GANGSTER SQUAD chronicles the true story of the secretive police unit that waged an anything-goes war to drive Mickey Cohen and other hoodlums from Los Angeles after WWII. In 1946, the LAPD launched the Gangster Squad with eight men who met covertly on street corners and slept with Tommy guns under their beds. But for two cops, all that mattered was nailing the strutting gangster Mickey Cohen. Sgt. Jack O'Mara was a square-jawed church usher, Sgt. Jerry Wooters a cynical maverick. About all they had in common was their obsession. So O'Mara set a trap to prove Mickey was a killer. And Wooters formed an alliance with Mickey's budding rival, Jack "The Enforcer" Whalen. Two cops -- two hoodlums. Their fates collided in the closing days of the 1950s, when late one night "The Enforcer" confronted Mickey and his crew. The aftermath would shake both LA's mob and police department, and signal the end of a defining era in the city's history. In 2008, award-winning journalist Paul Lieberman's seven-part Los Angeles Times series "Tales from the Gangster Squad" was optioned by Warner Bros. He spent over a decade tracking down surviving members of the real police unit as well as families and associates of the mobsters they pursued. GANGSTER SQUAD is a tour-de-force narrative reminiscient of LA Confidential.
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A harrowing, edge-of-your-seat narrative of murder and secrets, revenge and heroism in the City of Angels-the real events behind the blockbuster Warner Brothers film starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. GANGSTER SQUAD chronicles the true story of the secretive police unit that waged an anything-goes war to drive Mickey Cohen and other hoodlums from Los Angeles after WWII. In 1946, the LAPD launched the Gangster Squad with eight men who met covertly on street corners and slept with Tommy guns under their beds. But for two cops, all that mattered was nailing the strutting gangster Mickey Cohen. Sgt. Jack O'Mara was a square-jawed church usher, Sgt. Jerry Wooters a cynical maverick. About all they had in common was their obsession. So O'Mara set a trap to prove Mickey was a killer. And Wooters formed an alliance with Mickey's budding rival, Jack "The Enforcer" Whalen. Two cops -- two hoodlums. Their fates collided in the closing days of the 1950s, when late one night "The Enforcer" confronted Mickey and his crew. The aftermath would shake both LA's mob and police department, and signal the end of a defining era in the city's history. In 2008, award-winning journalist Paul Lieberman's seven-part Los Angeles Times series "Tales from the Gangster Squad" was optioned by Warner Bros. He spent over a decade tracking down surviving members of the real police unit as well as families and associates of the mobsters they pursued. GANGSTER SQUAD is a tour-de-force narrative reminiscient of LA Confidential.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Petkoff

Length:

13h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:52


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:44


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:05


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:50


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:55


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:36


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:25


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:12


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:55


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:55


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:36


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:21


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:28


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:34


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:06


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:18


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:13


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:42


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:46


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:41


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:02


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:48


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:22


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:22


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:14


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:43


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:45


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:05


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:31


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:21


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:03


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:49


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:56


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:13


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:04


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:08


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:51


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:49


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:28


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:13


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:12


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:27


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:56


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:12


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:51


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:38


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

00:55


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:00


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:09


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:38


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:59