King of the Jews

King of the Jews : The Arnold Rothstein Story

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Arnold Rothstein (1882-1928) was one of the most important but mysterious figures in the history of New York. A peer in the wood-panelled business sancta of the Rockerfellers and the Morgans, he was also the true godfather of organized crime in America, holding the political power of New York in one hand, the power of the criminal underworld in the other, and, in his custom-tailored vest pocket, the power of the city's biggest business dealings. For ten years, Nick Tosches has been unravelling the mysteries of Rothstein's life - a story of glamour and darkness ending in the final mystery of Rothstein's murder ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 25mm | 440g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0241141443
  • 9780241141441

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Nick Tosches lives in New York City and is the author of Dino, Night Train and several other great biographies. He also writes novels and contributes to Vanity Fair.show more

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