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The Girls Who Fought Crime

The Untold True Story of the Country’s First Female Investigator and Her Crime Fighting Squad

Mary "Mae" Foley was a force to be reckoned with. On one hip she held her makeup compact, on the other, her NYPD badge. When women were fighting for the vote, Mae was fighting crime in the heart of New York City — taking down rapists, boot-leggers, Nazis, and serial killers. One of the first women to be sworn into the police force, Mae not only fought crime in the city that never sleeps, but also did something much bigger — challenged the patriarchal systems that continually tried to shut her and other women down.

The result of her efforts? A long career that helped over 2,000 women join her auxiliary police force, the "Masher Squad." Mae Foley is proof that women can do anything men can do, all while wearing corsets and the perfect shade of rouge. From renowned author, speaker, and retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder comes the exciting and superbly researched story of a trailblazer who courageously dedicated her life to public service.

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Product Details

Recommended Age Adults
Author Mari K. Eder
ISBN 172828337X
Publication Date Aug 8, 2023
Publisher Sourcebooks
Language English