The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster in America / Edition 2

The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster in America / Edition 2

by Albert Fried
     
 

This book tracks the rise and fall of an underworld culture that bred some of America's greatest racketeers, bootleggers, gamblers, and professional killers, examining the careers of such high-profile figures as Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Bugsy Siegel.

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Overview

This book tracks the rise and fall of an underworld culture that bred some of America's greatest racketeers, bootleggers, gamblers, and professional killers, examining the careers of such high-profile figures as Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Bugsy Siegel.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231096836
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/24/1994
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
351
Sales rank:
917,645
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Some Questions of Motive and Method
1The Old Neighborhood1
2The Mugwumps and the Jews44
3Breaking Out89
4Lepke's Rise: The Chronicles of Labor129
5Lepke's Fall: The Chronicles of Thomas E. Dewey175
6The Worlds of Meyer Lansky229
Afterword to the Morningside Edition287
Notes295
Bibliography321
Acknowledgments331
Index333

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