Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams Rich Cohen

ISBN: 9780375705472

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304 pages


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Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams  by  Rich Cohen

Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams by Rich Cohen
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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. RedMoreIn 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 mamas boy but once buried a rival alive.

These are just some of the vibrant, vicious characters Rich Cohens 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.



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