this can be either a desirable heritage of time passed by and a biography of a survivor and Lewis has written it with flash and substance. -- Howard Schwartz - Gambler's publication membership, Las Vegas
"I stumbled on star Gangster severe, dramatic, a true web page turner." ----Irwin Winkler, manufacturer of Rocky, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, evening and town and the group That could not Shoot directly. -- Irwin Winkler
"Never in my years of examining for excitement, has such an notorious mobster because the past due Mickey Cohen been written approximately with such perception, truthfulness and reliable humor as Brad Lewis has entire during this page-turning bio. For someone into Jewish or maybe gentile folklore, this can be a needs to read." ----Arthur Marx, writer of lifestyles With Groucho, The 9 Lives of Mickey Rooney, Goldwyn: A Biography of the guy at the back of the parable , purple Skelton, the key lifetime of Bob desire , every person Loves anyone someday (Especially Himself ) - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and the play, The very unlikely Years. -- Arthur Marx
A colourful biography of the Mick, a nattily attired, 5-foot-5-inch L.A. gangster who declared he by no means killed somebody who ``didn't deserve killing" and who feared not anything yet germs (hence, his behavior of taking 2- to 3-hour showers). ``Hollywood's star Gangster" is an engaging portrait of the way a Boyle Heights newsboy grew as much as move paths with motion picture stars, spiritual leaders, jetsetters and newspaper parents whilst he wasn't dodging assassination makes an attempt on sundown street. Lewis' e-book shines a mild on a frequently forgotten bankruptcy of the background of crime, L.A.'s mid-20th century underworld (called the ``Vicecapades'' via one columnist). Mickey struck me as a man i'd have enjoyed to dine with so long as it wasn't on sundown street.
----Steve Harvey, "Only in LA", l. a. instances -- Steve Harvey, "Only in LA", la Times
Brad Lewis has penned a good looks titled Hollywood's megastar Gangster: The remarkable lifestyles and instances of Mickey Cohen (396 pages, paperbound, $22),
Mickey Cohen, who died in 1976, was once a colourful, feared West Coast gangster-gambler who knew the largest names in Hollywood together with the Rat Pack, was once a bodyguard for Bugsy Siegel, a chum of Las Vegas' past due Liz Renay and on first names with the largest men within the Mafia. Well-indexed and illustrated, Lewis publication approximately Cohen attracts from hundreds of thousands of assets -- a digital treasure trove of Mafia-related books, articles and interviews.
The booklet is split into 5 components: Cohen's early days from 1913 to 1938, from Brooklyn to l. a.; from 1938 to 1947 Headliners: Mickey and Bugsy; 1947 to 1955 Mickey, the fame; 1955 to 1967, Mickey Redux; and 1967 to 1976, The Survivor.
Each part has anything for everybody drawn to the Mob with theories on who shot Bugsy in 1947; a glance on the early days of Las Vegas and why Cohen cherished yes motels; and his reference to Hollywood and the leisure undefined.
Cohen was once a survivor. no longer an incredible guy (he used to be five-five), he controlled to outlive gang wars; feuds; the federal government's makes an attempt to place him away; and he had many of the greatest identify attorneys representing him.
His actual identify was once Meyer Harris (Michael) Cohen and there is a few doubt to while he used to be born (1911, 1913 or 1914) "purportedly" in Brownsville's part of Brooklyn, yet he grew up within the Boyle Heights portion of l. a.. He'd get knowledgeable afterward the streets of recent York, Chicago and Detroit.
Cohen's lifestyles crossed the lives of many. The book's index comprises the Mob's Albert Anastasia; stripper sweet Barr; Hollywood immense shot Harry Cohn; Frank Costello; gangster Jack Dragna; Jimmy Fratianno; Momo Giancana; J. Edgar Hoover; racket investigator Estes Kefauver; Mob mind Meyer Lansky; actor George Raft; the dapper Johnny Rosselli; ; President John Kennedy and his brother Robert.