Nate Hendley's account of the violent life and death of Dutch Schultz, a New York mobster who came to be a top boss mobster during the Prohibition era.
Dutch Schultz, born Arthur Flegenheimer, was born in Manhattan in 1902. At 14, his father abandoned the family, which made the then Arthur very bitter. He dropped out of school and took wholeheartedly to a life of crime. At age 19, Arthur's gang member friends gave him the nickname of Dutch Schultz, sometimes shortened to the Dutchman. By age 32 he was on the FBI's most wanted list. A year later, Dutch Schultz was dead in what became known as the Chop House Massacre.
At only 122 pages, this is a short, concise biography of Dutch Schultz. This would be a great book for a teenager who has to do a book report, for a classroom to learn about the Prohibition era or for anyone who would like an introduction into the beginnings of organized crime in New York.
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