But He was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters

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Gefen Publishing House, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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Seventh printing includes more gangsters! Newly footnoted and expanded bibliography! New FBI documents! More detailed information about the alleged plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler! Gangsters dealt with in this book include Louis Lepke Buchalter, Benjamin Bugsy Siegel, Arthur Dutch Schultz Flegenheimer, Meyer The Little Man Lansky, Chalie King Solomon, Max Boo Boo Hoff and Abner Longy Zwillman. Over 10,000 sold. Also available in Hebrew.

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User Review  - JoelMack - LibraryThing

A thoroughly compelling book and one of a kind. The apt title was chosen due to a response Rockaway’s mother gave when he was talking about a Jewish gangster – “But he was good to his mother!” What ... Read full review

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User Review  - blumsclues - LibraryThing

I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. Rockaway does an excellent job giving the reader a history lesson- I didn't even know I was getting one!! Well written, satirical- gets the reader right into the roaring 20's... Read full review

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