Mr. Mob: The Life and Crimes of Moe Dalitz

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McFarland, Jun 8, 2009 - Social Science - 328 pages
Morris "Moe" Dalitz was America's most secretive and most successful mobster. As a major architect of the United States' national crime syndicate, Dalitz was active in various fields of organized crime from 1918 until his death, all while spinning a web of myth and mock-respectability around himself so dense that decades after his demise, most mistake the legend for reality. From Prohibition-era bootlegging to the Reagan years, no other individual was present at so many pivotal events in gangland history. It's impossible to fully understand the modern Mob without knowing about Dalitz, his career, and the cunning publicity campaign that transformed his image from thug to that of a revered philanthropist. This exhaustive biography tells the story of Dalitz's life and the syndicate that he and like-minded individuals built from scratch.
 

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Do not buy this book, it is factually wrong. I just looked on1 page 131 where the author claims Menachem Begin fled to Los Angeles after the King David Hotel bombing. Anyone familiar with Begin and story of the anti-British uprising in Palestine knows this is a complete fabrication. Begin hid out in Tel Aviv after the bombing
and, in fact never left Palestine from the day he arrived during WWII until after the State of Israel was founded. Either intentional fabrication or terrible research.
 

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Contents

1 Promised Land
3
2 Puller
15
3 Hard Times Hard Men
29
4 New Deals
62
5 Beachheads
82
6 Chutzpah
109
7 Heat
140
8 Happy Days
161
9 Camelot
194
10 Yechus
220
11 Makher
247
12 Twilight
264
13 Kaddish
288
Bibliography
295
Index
303
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Michael Newton is an award-winning author of numerous books on topics ranging from cryptozoology to civil rights and organized crime. He lives in Indiana.

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