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The Making of a Cop


Harvey Rachlin (View Bio)
Hardcover: Pocket Books, 1991.

"Very informative and engrossing." — Library Journal

"Rachlin got a first-hand look at how five and a half months of extensive training transforms 'run-of-the-mill civilians' into members of New York's Finest ...We see how greatly actual police procedures and situations differ from those portrayed on television and in films. As readers vicariously walk the beat with new graduates, some will tingle with excitement." — Associated Press

"A thorough, sincere, informative account." — Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A sympathetic chronicle ...The Making of a Cop presents a realistic look at a supremely difficult job." — Publishers Weekly

"A good read ...The Making of a Cop has much that is interesting to say about fighting crime in New York City and therefore about one of the predicaments of modern urban life .... Fascinating .... Finally, we feel a sense of connection to real, breathing individuals on the line." — Boston Globe

"[G]ripping ...Rachlin follows a rainbow of recruits of both sexes through their paces ...An impressive account." — Kirkus Reviews

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