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Publisher: BBL BOOKS (March 17, 2009)
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this can be either a desirable heritage of time passed by and a biography of a survivor and Lewis has written it with flash and substance. -- Howard Schwartz - Gambler's publication membership, Las Vegas"I came upon megastar Gangster severe, dramatic, a true web page turner." ----Irwin Winkler, manufacturer of Rocky, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, evening and town and the group That could not Shoot directly. -- Irwin Winkler"Never in my years of studying for excitement, has such an notorious mobster because the overdue Mickey Cohen been written approximately with such perception, truthfulness and stable humor as Brad Lewis has comprehensive during this page-turning bio. For a person into Jewish or perhaps gentile folklore, this can be a needs to read." ----Arthur Marx, writer of existence With Groucho, The 9 Lives of Mickey Rooney, Goldwyn: A Biography of the guy in the back of the parable , pink Skelton, the key lifetime of Bob desire , all people Loves anyone someday (Especially Himself ) - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and the play, The most unlikely Years. -- Arthur MarxA colourful biography of the Mick, a nattily attired, 5-foot-5-inch L.A. gangster who declared he by no means killed a person who ``didn't deserve killing" and who feared not anything yet germs (hence, his behavior of taking 2- to 3-hour showers). ``Hollywood's big name Gangster" is an interesting portrait of the way a Boyle Heights newsboy grew as much as go paths with motion picture stars, non secular leaders, jetsetters and newspaper parents while he wasn't dodging assassination makes an attempt on sundown street. Lewis' ebook shines a gentle on a frequently disregarded bankruptcy of the heritage of crime, L.A.'s mid-20th century underworld (called the ``Vicecapades'' by way of one columnist). Mickey struck me as a man i'd have enjoyed to dine with so long as it wasn't on sundown street. ----Steve Harvey, "Only in LA", la occasions -- Steve Harvey, "Only in LA", la TimesBrad Lewis has penned a good looks titled Hollywood's famous person Gangster: The fantastic lifestyles and occasions of Mickey Cohen (396 pages, paperbound, $22), Mickey Cohen, who died in 1976, was once a colourful, feared West Coast gangster-gambler who knew the largest names in Hollywood together with the Rat Pack, used to be a bodyguard for Bugsy Siegel, a pal of Las Vegas' overdue Liz Renay and on first names with the most important men within the Mafia. Well-indexed and illustrated, Lewis publication approximately Cohen attracts from millions of assets -- a digital treasure trove of Mafia-related books, articles and interviews. The booklet is split into 5 elements: Cohen's early days from 1913 to 1938, from Brooklyn to l. a.; from 1938 to 1947 Headliners: Mickey and Bugsy; 1947 to 1955 Mickey, the fame; 1955 to 1967, Mickey Redux; and 1967 to 1976, The Survivor. every one part has whatever for everybody attracted to the Mob with theories on who shot Bugsy in 1947; a glance on the early days of Las Vegas and why Cohen cherished yes resorts; and his reference to Hollywood and the leisure undefined. Cohen was once a survivor. now not a massive guy (he was once five-five), he controlled to outlive gang wars; feuds; the federal government's makes an attempt to place him away; and he had the various greatest identify attorneys representing him. His genuine identify used to be Meyer Harris (Michael) Cohen and there is a few doubt to whilst he was once born (1911, 1913 or 1914) "purportedly" in Brownsville's component to Brooklyn, yet he grew up within the Boyle Heights element of l. a.. He'd get trained in a while the streets of recent York, Chicago and Detroit. Cohen's existence crossed the lives of many. The book's index comprises the Mob's Albert Anastasia; stripper sweet Barr; Hollywood great shot Harry Cohn; Frank Costello; gangster Jack Dragna; Jimmy Fratianno; Momo Giancana; J. Edgar Hoover; racket investigator Estes Kefauver; Mob mind Meyer Lansky; actor George Raft; the dapper Johnny Rosselli; ; President John Kennedy and his brother Robert.