Little Man: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life
Meyer Lansky was a thinking man's mobster, the "accountant for the mob." Able to remember masses of complex numbers - without committing them to paper - he built a reputation for himself as untouchable by the law. He is introduced as the son of Jewish Russian immigrants, toughing it out on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. There he learns the art of gambling & teams up with his brawny counterpart "Lucky" Luciano.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Melkor81205 - LibraryThing
The book is well written and is full of interesting personal facts about Lansky, but comes up shorthanded in details about the man's enterprise.There is little mention of his role in the rampant ... Read full review
LITTLE MAN: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster LifeUser Review - Kirkus
Superb revisionist biography not only of Meyer Lansky but also of the supposed American-Italian crime corporation called the Mafia; by the author of The Kingdom (1981) and Ford (1986). Lacey's larger ... Read full review