The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster in America (Paperback)

Author: Fried, Albert

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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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Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780231096836
SKU 30032799
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0231096836
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 0.75T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Fried examines the careers of such high-profile figures as Meyer Lansky, Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel, and Dutch Schultz, showing how these gangsters passed from early manhood to old age, marketed illicit goods and services after Prohibition ended, improved their system of mutual cooperation and self- governance, and grew to resemble modern business entrepreneurs.
Editors Note 1 Albert Fried recalls the rise and fall of an underworld culture that bred some of America's most infamous racketeers, bootleggers, gamblers, and professional killers, spawned by a culture of vice and criminality on New York's Lower East Side and similar environments in Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Detroit, Newark, and Philadelphia. The author adds an important dimension to this story as he discusses the Italian gangs that teamed up with their Jewish counterparts to form multicultural syndicates.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0351
Publisher Columbia University Press
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