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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just Received - Proud to Have Been a New York City Transit Cop

Proud To Have Been A New York City Transit Cop
Author:  John R. Martin
Copyright 2011
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Genre:  Biography/Autobiography
Pages:  287 (not including photo section)
Source:  author

(from the back cover) "John Martin did a great deal of good for a tremendous number of people in law enforcement.  He was intuitively a leader.  A man of integrity, a man of intelligence.  He was one of the finest men I've ever known."  ~ Thomas O'Rourke - Chief, Transit Police (1955-1966)

"This is a true story about a World War II veteran who becomes a cop, a New York City Transit cop.  Over thirty-five years, from his early days as a Court Officer through to his days as commanding officer of some high profile districts in the Transit Police Department, the stories and adventures of this innovative leader will intrigue you.  Proud To Have Been A New York City Transit Cop is a biographical work describing the journey of Captain John Martin through his thirty-three years of service as a police officer in the City of New York.  It's a story about a native New Yorker who joined the New York City Transit Police Department after service in the United States Navy during World War II.  It's a story about how he and his partner helped to make the Transit Police Force one of the finest, and one of the biggest, in the country.  It's a story about how these two guys charmed the Mayor of the City of New York, upset at least two City Police Commissioners, and forced the City of New York to provide improved police protection for the riding and general public.  And finally, it's a study in human relations and what it takes to provide effective leadership."

Through Bostick Communications and the author, John. R. Martin, this book has been provided me to prepare a review on this blog for no compensation other than the joy of reading this biography.  I haven't yet begun to read this work.  Watch my sidebar for books currently reading.  Review to be provided shortly.

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