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A New Book About the 1910 L.A. Times Bombing That Killed 21 People
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Anthony Mostrom
L.A. Weekly

One can only imagine how an ideologically bent, academic writer would have treated such a subject. Fortunately Irwin, a veteran L.A. television journalist, is an artist in prose, blessed with a ready-made cast of "extreme" characters and a gift for the perfect word to convey the strange times and people he's describing.