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About the Author

Frank R. Hayde
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Frank R. Hayde is a career law enforcement officer and the author of four previous books: The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob; Stan Levy: Jazz Heavyweight; Zion National Park: The Story Behind the Scenery; and Italian Gardens: A History of Kansas City Through its Favorite Restaurant. Descended from Irish-American bricklayers and machine politicians, Hayde’s roots in Kansas City stretch back to the 19th Century, and he enjoys the local honor of being the last man to be officially inducted into the Sabenadica Club.