How Sweet It Is!

How Sweet It Is!

by Thane Rosenbaum

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942134008
Publisher: Mandel Vilar Press
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Thane Rosenbaum is the author of the novels, The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and Elijah Visible. His essays appear frequently in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Huffington Post. A Senior Fellow at New York University School of Law, he is the author of Payback: The Case for Revenge and The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Fat Man 1

One
Lansky’s Lady Consigliere 9

Two
Flower Power in Flamingo Park 39

Three
Bullet Bob and the Jew Boy 69

Four
Gimpel of Surfside 99

Five
Munich to Miami in Spitz Seconds 119

Six
To the Moon, Sophie, to the Moon! 143

Seven
The Day Fidel Called Balls and Strikes 175

What People are Saying About This

Dara Horn

A powerful time capsule: open its covers and you enter a bittersweet moment in American Jewish history….It's all here—gangsters, survivors, flower children, school integration, Yiddish literature, the Munich Olympics, and the strange and beautiful possibilities of catastrophe and renewal in the elephant graveyard of 20th century American Jews, Miami Beach. Dive in and enjoy --Dara Horn, author of A Guide for the Perplexed and The World to Come

Lara Vapnyar

How Sweet It Is plunges its fictional character into the thrilling, dangerous and often absurd world of Miami in the 70s, and as a result the readers get to experience the historical events as if from the inside. It's that rare book that manages to be both intensely informative and huge joy to read." -- Lara Vapnyar, author of There Are Jews in My House and Memoirs of a Muse.

Gary Shteyngart

Fans of the greater Miami megalopolis rejoice! Finally there's a novel that nails your part of the world!" -- Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Absurdistan

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