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Policewoman: A Memoir

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Dorothy Uhnak’s no-holds-barred memoir about her life as one of New York’s finest
The “original policewoman,” Dorothy Uhnak was the first to write a procedural novel with a female cop as the protagonist. But before she turned her talents to fiction, Uhnak was a detective with the New York Transit Police. Policewoman chronicles her fourteen years on the force, where she was decorated twice for bravery.  This insider’s view of law enforcement takes you behind the scenes into a city that was a no-man’s land of corruption, drugs, and violence. Uhnak recounts the hurdles facing a female cop during New York’s tumultuous 1950s and ’60s, and the difficult adjustment to a new way of life once she gets her badge. She takes readers from firearms training to homicide scenes to interrogation rooms where detectives extract confessions. As gritty and relentless as Uhnak’s novels, Policewoman is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last, spellbinding page is turned. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy Uhnak including rare images from the author’s estate.

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