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In an L.A. delicatessen, a group of Brooklyn natives gets together to discuss basketball, boxing, the weather back east, and the Jewish gangsters of yesteryear. Meyer Lansky. Bugsy Siegel. Louis Lepke, the self-effacing mastermind of Murder, Inc. Red Levine, the Orthodox hit man who refused to kill on the Sabbath. Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, who looked like a mama's boy but once buried a rival alive. These are just some of the vibrant, vicious characters Rich Cohen's father reminisced about and the author evokes so pungently in Tough Jews.

Tracing a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side--and, occasionally, to suites at the Waldorf--Cohen creates a densely anecdotal and gruesomely funny history of muscle, moxie, and money. Filled with fixers and schlammers, the squeal of tires and the rattle of gunfire, his book shatters stereotypes as deftly as its subjects once shattered kneecaps.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-272) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375705472
Author:
Cohen, Rich
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Crime and criminals
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Jewish criminals
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Jewish criminals - New York (State) -
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Subject:
history;crime;new york;biography;non-fiction;mafia;gangsters;true crime
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
T624 reels 1446-1474
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGES OF BandW PHOTOGRAPHS (3
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.21x.65 in. .62 lbs.

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