Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series

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Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 485 pages
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History remembers Arnold Rothstein as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, an underworld genius. The real-life model for The Great Gatsby’s Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Rothstein was much more—and less—than a fixer of baseball games. He was everything that made 1920s Manhattan roar. Featuring Jazz Age Broadway with its thugs, speakeasies, showgirls, political movers and shakers, and stars of the Golden Age of Sports, this is a biography of the man who dominated an age. Arnold Rothstein was a loan shark, pool shark, bookmaker, thief, fence of stolen property, political fixer, Wall Street swindler, labor racketeer, rumrunner, and mastermind of the modern drug trade. Among his monikers were “The Big Bankroll,” “The Brain,” and “The Man Uptown.” This vivid account of Rothstein’s life is also the story of con artists, crooked cops, politicians, gang lords, newsmen, speakeasy owners, gamblers and the like. Finally unraveling the mystery of Rothstein’s November 1928 murder in a Times Square hotel room, David Pietrusza has cemented The Big Bankroll’s place among the most influential and fascinating legendary American criminals. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs are featured.

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Review: Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series

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Rothstein is a very good read. This book does a great job or describing the inner workings and history of “AR” and his life and times. Clearly a manic, brilliant and troubled individual, AR was wired ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charles Salzberg - Goodreads

This exhaustively researched biography tracks the life and times of the milk-swilling Arnold Rothstein, best known as the man who fixed the World Series. Using a number of different sources the author ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

David Pietrusza is winner of both the Casey and F. C. Lane Awards, having authored or edited more than thirty books. His latest book, Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series, was nominated for the Mystery Writers of American Edgar Award. He has written for numerous publications including USA Today, Baseball Weekly, and Baseball America. An expert on the 1920s, Pietrusza has served on the Board of Directors of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation. He lives in Scotia, New York.

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