The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters Author: Robert A. Rockaway Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
Price: $19.95 Format: Paperback ISBN 10: 9652292494 ISBN 13: 9789652292490 Catalog Number: g249 / 249-4 Number of Pages: 288 Year Published: 2000
Description: 7th printing includes more gangsters! Newly footnoted and expanded bibliography! New FBI documents! More detailed information about the alleged plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler!
Gangsters dealt with in this book include Louis Lepke Buchalter, Benjamin Bugsy Siegel, Arthur Dutch Schultz Flegenheimer, Meyer The Little Man Lansky, Chalie King Solomon, Max Boo Boo Hoff and Abner Longy Zwillman.
Over 10,000 sold. Also available in Hebrew.
About the Author: Robert Rackaway was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan in 1970. He taught at the University of Texas before coming to live in Israel in 1971. Since then, he has been a member of the Department of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University.
He is the author of The Jews of Detroit: From The Beginning, 1762-1914 (1986); Immigrants, Workers and Gangsters: Chapters in American Jewish History (Hebrew, 1990); and Words of The Uprooted: Jewish Immigrants in Early 20th Century America (1998)
Reviews: Robert Rockaway provides an engaging portrait of the warm, loving relationships many of the most notorious Jewish mobsters in the history of U.S. crime enjoyed with their girl friends, wives, children, and other family members, especially mothers. Amazon.com- Read Full Review here