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Rothstein : the life, times, and murder of the criminal genius who fixed the 1919 World Series

Author: David Pietrusza
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A colorfully written account of a crime genius. Rothstein follows the life and career of Arnold Rothstein, the man who fixed the 1919 World Series. The book follows his tempestuous career throughout, as an underworld figure, and introduces readers to the grimy world that clung to the glittering Jazz Age of New York City like a barnacle. The model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit in Guys and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pietrusza, David, 1949-
Rothstein.
New York : Basic Books, 2011
(OCoLC)763156625
Named Person: Arnold Rothstein; Arnold Rothstein; Arnold Rothstein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pietrusza
ISBN: 9780786714537 0786714530 9780465029389 0465029388
OCLC Number: 712114904
Notes: "Previously published by Carroll & Graf"--Title page verso.
Description: xx, 485 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Players in our drama: I've been shot --
Nobody loves me --
Everyone gambled --
Why not get married? --
I've got plans --
He'll crucify the big feller --
Let's go looking for some action --
Take any price --
Chicken feed --
I never take my troubles to the cops --
Am wiring you twenty grand --
I wasn't in on it --
Chic thing to have a good whiskey --
Man to see was Arnold Rothstein --
I can't trust a drunk --
I don't bet on ... boxing --
I'm not a gambler --
I will be alone --
Will I pull through? --
Cover-up: Decenter, kinder man I never knew --
Tell me who is using my money for dope --
Aftermath: Wonderful box --
Case closed: I did it, you know --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: David Pietrusza.

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A colourful biography that brings to life the seedy underworld denizens of jazz-age New York City and its unrivaled kingpin, the model for Damon Runyon's Nathan DetroitProves Arnold Rothstein-  Read more...

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