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

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Gefen Publishing House, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
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A murderously funny book about Jewish mobsters in the '20s, '30s and '40s. Also makes a fascinating addition to the history of organized crime in North America.

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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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About the author (1993)

Rockaway is Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Jewish History, Tel-Aviv University.

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