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書名:TOUGH JEWS(ISBN=9780375705472)

版 次:1

頁 數:275

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印刷時間:1999-4-1

開 本:大32開

紙 張:膠版紙

印 次:1

包 裝:平裝

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國際標準書號ISBN:9780375705472

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Exuberant. . .a vivid narrative. . . . Tough Jews bringsfamiliar history back to life." --The New York Times

"Warmly and affectionately rendered. . .these vignettes bring alost generation of antiheroes to life." --The Boston Globe

"Vivid and colorful. . .fascinating." --Los Angeles Times

"If the Mafia has its Mario Puzo, the Jewish troops of Murder, Inc.deserve their Rich Cohen. . .entertaining, defiantly romantic."--Newsweek -- Review

 

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In an L.A. delicatessen, a group o  natives getstogether to discuss basketball, boxing, the weather back east, andthe Jewish gangsters of yesteryear. Meyer Lansky. Bugsy Siegel.Louis Lepke, the self-effacing mastermind of Murder, Inc. RedLevine, the Orthodox hit man who refused to kill on the Sabbath.Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, who looked like a mama''s boy but once burieda rival alive. These are just some of the vibrant, viciouscharacters Rich Cohen''s father reminisced about and the authorevokes so pungently in Tough Jews.

Tracing a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores o  to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side--and,occasionally, to suites at the Waldorf--Cohen creates a denselyanecdotal and gruesomely funny history of muscle, moxie, and money.Filled with fixers and schlammers, the squeal of tires and therattle of gunfire, his book shatters stereotypes as deftly as itssubjects once shattered kneecaps.