by Edwin Jerome Reuben, Nancy Reuben Greenfield (Goodreads Author)
An easy and fast read, this coming of age story pits Marvin, a chess prodigy wanting to be a rabbi against an ambitious Italian street thug, Charlie
Luciana, trying to make his criminal marks for the pre-Prohibition Mafia elite.
At a time when beliefs and cultures clashed, The Golden Medina reads like an
unpredictable chess match. The stakes are high in this novel of survival and
opportunity on the streets of New York City and Chicago.
Loved by both men and women for its blend of real life Italian American gangster action with one Jewish immigrant family's experience.
With a little Yiddish and lots of colorful unforgettable characters, this book shares a unusual and provocative slice of American history.
― Murray Kempton, Part of Our Time: Some Ruins & Monuments of the Thirties
― Timothy James Dean, Teeth - The Epic Novel with Bite
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