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The kosher Capones : a history of Chicago's Jewish gangsters

Author: Joe Kraus
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Kosher Capones tells the story of Chicago's Jewish gangsters from Prohibition into the 1980s"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kraus, Joe, 1965-
Kosher capones.
Ithaca : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019022523
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Kraus
ISBN: 9781501747311 1501747312
OCLC Number: 1090856090
Description: viii, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : connecting the dots --
The end, or Zukie's bad day --
Beyond Scarface, a kosher Capone for Maxwell Street --
The sunset of 1974 : Lenny Patrick's changing world --
Landing in Lawndale --
Rising in the ranks --
Roots of the Lawndale machine --
Arvey's balancing act --
Syndicate hammer --
Sizing up the outfit --
Tentacles --
When Scarface met Rico --
Lenny's circus turn --
Afterword : a question answered.
Responsibility: by Joe Kraus.

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