-Was FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover an anti-Semite?
-What was the role of Jewish mobsters in bootlegging during the Prohibition?
-Who really established Las Vegas as a gambling Mecca in the United States?
These questions and more are tackled in this fascinating, but often neglected aspect of American and Jewish history. Included are over 20 black & white photos of America's most famous Jewish gangsters.
- Now in its 7th printing with more gangsters! - Newly footnoted - Expanded bibliography! - New FBI documents! - More detailed information about the alleged plot to assassinate Adolph Hitler! -
Robert Rockaway was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He received his Ph.D in history from the University of Michigan in 1970. He taught at the University of Texas before coming to live in Israel in 1971. Professor Rockaway is a member of the Department of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University.
'Lively and entertaining!' - Outlook Magazine
'After reading more than fifty books by crime experts, I was thrilled to find this pick. This is in my opinion, one of the best accounts of Jewish gangsters. More than sensational headlines, Mr. Rockaway dives into the soul of the gangster.'
From the daughter of Allen Smiley, Bugsy Siegel's right-hand man