But He Was Good to His Mother

But He Was Good to His Mother

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But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters A fascinating collection of true stories about men whose lives stood in stark contrast to their heritage of integrity and devotion. Except for one thing: They were all good to their mothers, meaning they were bad, but not always and in every way. As vicious as their criminal history was, the men featured in this book were not one-dimensional persons. Within these pages, we'll have an opportunity to pull back the curtain and see both sides of how these gangster celebrities lived. These men viewed their criminal enterprises as business, not evil. Beginning with the legendary Arnold Rothstein, we will tag along with Dutch Schultz, Bugsy Siegel, and Meyer Lansky to name a few. In But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters you will be introduced to: Arnold Rothstein, the original organized crime mastermind. Irving Wexler, better known as Waxey Gordon. Arthur a€œDutch Schultza€ Flegenheimer, Benjamin a€œBugsya€ Siegel, and Meyer Lansky, who along with Waxey Gordon were the original New York bootlegger moguls. The a€œCleveland Foura€ a€” Morris a€œMoea€ Dalitz, Morris Kleinman, Sam Tucker and Louis Rothkopf. Al Capone's strategy and financial advisor, Jack qGreasy Thumbq Guzlik The qPurple Gangq of the Detroit mob. You'll also be introduced to the history of Jewish involvement in crime in the United States going back into the 19th century. This will include: The immigration of German Jews to increase the population and the early crime history of the mid-1800s. The perils and pitfalls of the gangster life (including humorous incidents). The qhit paradeq of murderous contract and personal killings, mostly among their own circle by professional qhit men.q The rigid family code of ethics that influenced even the worst among the gangsters. How some of these gangsters used their power to protect the Jewish community from attacks by others.He paid $2, 300 for a bookcase made to order by an interior decorator. Waxey reported a net annual income of $8, 125. In April 1933, Waxey was indicted on four counts of income tax evasion. He tried to avoid arrest by hiding out in a small anbsp;...

Title:But He Was Good to His Mother
Author: Robert Rockaway
Publisher:Gefen Publishing House - 2000-01-01

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