Mickey Cohen: The Gangster Squad and the Mob: The True Story of Vice in Los Angeles 1937-1950
|Rating||:||4.69 (871 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||290 Pages|
"I found Gangster intense, dramatic, a real page turner." ----Irwin Winkler, Producer of Rocky, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Night and the City and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. Lewis' book shines a light on an often overlooked chapter of the history of crime, L.A.'s mid-20th century underworld (called ``Vicecapades'' by one columnist).- Steve Harvey, "Only in LA", Los Angeles Times. -- Irwin Winkler"Never in my years of reading for pleasure, has such an infamous mobster as the late Mickey Cohen been written about with such insight, truthfulness and good humor as Brad Lewis has accomplished in this page-turning bio. "Gangster" is a fascinating portrait of how a Boyle Heights newsboy grew up to cross paths with movie stars, religious leaders, jetsetters and newspaper folks when he
All the whispered anecdotes, the news items and the underside of the crime rackets where Mickey operated are in this book, open to scrutiny. Mickey Cohen, who died in 1976, was a colorful, feared West Coast gangster-gambler who knew the biggest names in Hollywood including the Rat Pack, was a confidant of Bugsy Siegel, a friend of Las Vegas' late Liz Renay and on first names with the biggest guys in the Mafia, plus Frank Sinatra, Richard Nixon and Billy Graham. Brad Lewis' book about Cohen draws from thousands of resources -- a virtual treasure trove of Mafia-related books, articles and interviews
B. Lewis is a native New Yorker. A popular talk show guest, he has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. Lewis has written often about the Hollywood scene, and is no stranger to celebrities and celebrity doctors. Anonymous underworld "businessmen," often sent their lady friends for treatment in his offices. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. His Ho
rhsenterprises said The Tiny Gangster Who Ruled LA. Excellent and very readable tome relating to the life and crimes of Mickey Cohen. Brian Morgan said LA Crime. If you want to enjoy the underworld tales of LA in the 'LA Crime Brian Morgan If you want to enjoy the underworld tales of LA in the '40s and '50s, this is a great place to start. It's full of Mickey's antics and his ability to say out of jail. Very entertaining!. 0s and '50s, this is a great place to start. It's full of Mickey's antics and his ability to say out of jail. Very entertaining!. "MICKEY COHEN" according to Alec Barry. VERY INTERESTING BOOK, I LEARNED A LOT FROM IT ABOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHERE I SPENT 16 YEARS DURNING THE HIS ERA.