With an upbeat delivery, Elizabeth Wiley narrates this fascinating, thoroughly researched, and long overdue celebration of the brave, resourceful women who first joined the New York Police Department in the early 1920s. Particular focus is given to the life and career of Mary "Mae" Foley, who grew up in Manhattan's old Gas House District and became one of the NYPD's first female detectives, specializing in undercover work. Wiley has a fine time giving voice to Foley's distinct Irish brogue and recounting the unique demands on female police officers to cook, clean, raise a family, and fight crime--all for a fraction of a male officer's salary. New York's finest and then some. B.P. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2023
DD ISBN 9798350836288 $24.99
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