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In an L.A. delicatessen, a group of Brooklyn natives gets together to discuss basketball, boxing, the weather back east, and the Jewish gangsters of yesteryear. Meyer Lansky. Bugsy Siegel. Louis Lepke, the self-effacing mastermind of Murder, Inc. Red Levine, the Orthodox hit man who refused to kill on the Sabbath. Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, who looked like a mama''s boy but once buried a rival alive. These are just some of the vibrant, vicious characters Rich Cohen''s father reminisced about and the author evokes so pungently in Tough Jews.

Tracing a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side--and, occasionally, to suites at the Waldorf--Cohen creates a densely anecdotal and gruesomely funny history of muscle, moxie, and money. Filled with fixers and schlammers, the squeal of tires and the rattle of gunfire, his book shatters stereotypes as deftly as its subjects once shattered kneecaps.

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Exuberant. . .a vivid narrative. . . . Tough Jews brings familiar history back to life." --The New York Times

"Warmly and affectionately rendered. . .these vignettes bring a lost generation of antiheroes to life." --The Boston Globe

"Vivid and colorful. . .fascinating." --Los Angeles Times

"If the Mafia has its Mario Puzo, the Jewish troops of Murder, Inc. deserve their Rich Cohen. . .entertaining, defiantly romantic." --Newsweek

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In an L.A. delicatessen, a group of Brooklyn natives gets together to discuss basketball, boxing, the weather back east, and the Jewish gangsters of yesteryear. Meyer Lansky. Bugsy Siegel. Louis Lepke, the self-effacing mastermind of Murder, Inc. Red Levine, the Orthodox hit man who refused to kill on the Sabbath. Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, who looked like a mama''s boy but once buried a rival alive. These are just some of the vibrant, vicious characters Rich Cohen''s father reminisced about and the author evokes so pungently in Tough Jews.

Tracing a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side--and, occasionally, to suites at the Waldorf--Cohen creates a densely anecdotal and gruesomely funny history of muscle, moxie, and money. Filled with fixers and schlammers, the squeal of tires and the rattle of gunfire, his book shatters stereotypes as deftly as its subjects once shattered kneecaps.

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In an L.A. delicatessen, a group of Brooklyn natives gets together to discuss basketball, boxing, the weather back east, and the Jewish gangsters of yesteryear. Meyer Lansky. Bugsy Siegel. Louis Lepke, the self-effacing mastermind of Murder, Inc. Red Levine, the Orthodox hit man who refused to kill on the Sabbath. Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, who looked like a mama''s boy but once buried a rival alive. These are just some of the vibrant, vicious characters Rich Cohen''s father reminisced about and the author evokes so pungently in Tough Jews.
Tracing a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side--and, occasionally, to suites at the Waldorf--Cohen creates a densely anecdotal and gruesomely funny history of muscle, moxie, and money. Filled with fixers and schlammers, the squeal of tires and the rattle of gunfire, his book shatters stereotypes as deftly as its subjects once shattered kneecaps.

About the Author

Rich Cohen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tough Jews, The Avengers, Monsters, and (with Jerry Weintraub) When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead. He is a co-creator of the HBO series Vinyl and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine, among others. Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding coverage of music. His stories have been included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing. He lives in Connecticut.

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Alan Glazen
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Fascinating, written by a true voice/participant
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2019
The writing is not professional, but the stories and the vocabulary are positively authentic. There are some typos, repetitions, etc that surprised me. Didn''t he have an editor? Read it! It''s a true member of the mob telling all!
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B. Stone
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I''m really looking forward to reading this book
Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2018
I just received this book and I can''t wait to get into it since Martin "Buggsy" Goldstein is in my family tree. What a shock to find out a distant relative was a hitman for Murder, Inc. To be continued.....
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Constant Reader
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Disappointing
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2021
What Rich Cohen leaves out of his tale of Jewish mobsters is astonishing. Arnoid Rothstein had a long affair with the comedian Fanny Brice. Bugsy Siegel had a long affair with Virginia Hill. These stories are hardly a secret.
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Robert NJ
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Good book, but some facts are mixed up
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2011
I''m halfway through the book and can''t put it down. Well written, but I have to say, some facts are mixed up. For example, he has Dopey Benny Fein getting killed, not true, the candy store in Brownsville Brooklyn, the author has as on the corner of Pitkin & Livonia (it... See more
I''m halfway through the book and can''t put it down. Well written, but I have to say, some facts are mixed up.
For example, he has Dopey Benny Fein getting killed, not true, the candy store in Brownsville Brooklyn, the author has as on the corner of Pitkin & Livonia (it was Saratoga & Livonia), Scarpato''s, where Masseria was killed, the author has as West 15th street in Coney Island, when it was on W.25th Street... but if you don''t mind a little mixed facts, then you''ll enjoy it.
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Too bad, because it''s otherwise a really interesting topic few ...
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017
The writing jumps back and forth too much, making it difficult to follow the stories of the main gangsters he profiles and it is oddly flowery for such a topic (with some overkill analogies). And weaving his own connection to the gangsters in and out is distracting.... See more
The writing jumps back and forth too much, making it difficult to follow the stories of the main gangsters he profiles and it is oddly flowery for such a topic (with some overkill analogies). And weaving his own connection to the gangsters in and out is distracting. Sometimes first person just juts in there. Too bad, because it''s otherwise a really interesting topic few authors have touched.
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Joe Bruno Sr.
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Nice book on the Jewish mob in Brooklyn
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2012
This is a very well-written book about the Jewish Murder Incorporated Mob from Brownsville section of Brooklyn, told from the viewpoint of a Jewish writer looking back on his own father''s upbringing in Brooklyn. Making an unexpected appearance is television icon... See more
This is a very well-written book about the Jewish Murder Incorporated Mob from Brownsville section of Brooklyn, told from the viewpoint of a Jewish writer looking back on his own father''s upbringing in Brooklyn.

Making an unexpected appearance is television icon Larry King, real name Zeiger, who grew up in Brooklyn with the author Rich Cohen''s father, Herb Cohen, also a writer of some note.

Very fast read and highly entertaining.
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prompt delivery
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2019
The book came in good condition as described. I have no complaints. Price was right.
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I expected this book to be as good as "The Avengers" which was written by the same ...
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2015
I expected this book to be as good as "The Avengers" which was written by the same author. I didn''t find the subject as appealing to me so perhaps it is only that I''m much more interested in reading about Jewish heroes. If you have this book and like it, you... See more
I expected this book to be as good as "The Avengers" which was written by the same author. I didn''t find the subject as appealing to me so perhaps it is only that I''m much more interested in reading about Jewish heroes. If you have this book and like it, you should LOVE
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Great - rich in description and detail
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2016
Tough Jews is a fascinating book that looks at a period of American history rarely covered in such details. Cohen describes the Brooklyn gangster lifestyle in Jewish neighbourhoods wth clarity. The hilarious encounters, accents, stories and grim realities are portrayed in...See more
Tough Jews is a fascinating book that looks at a period of American history rarely covered in such details. Cohen describes the Brooklyn gangster lifestyle in Jewish neighbourhoods wth clarity. The hilarious encounters, accents, stories and grim realities are portrayed in rich descriptions I hadn''t felt since The Big Sleep
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