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"The Kosher Capones tells the story of Chicago's Jewish gangsters from Prohibition into the 1980s"--
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Published September 1st 2019 by Northern Illinois University Press
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Margie Ufberg
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A highly entertaining read

I found the book to be extremely interesting and very informative. it is clear that the author did an extraordinary amount of research ; the book provides a thoughtful,insightful and carefully orchestrated compilation of the lives and criminality of many persons and generations of Jewish gangsters in Chicago. I extend congratulations to Joe Kraus on his exceptional work.
Steve
Sep 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Incredibly badly written, with endless repetition and a narrative that jumps around constantly. Nevertheless, it's really great fun for someone who has lived in the Chicago area for more than 50 years now. I took the tour of Jewish Lawndale and remember many of the trials and murders reported here (over and over and over).
L.D. Barnes
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Living on Chicago's west side most of my life, I knew from my childhood that Lawndale was once a Jewish neighborhood, but I didn't know about the men that ran things in its heyday. Joe Kraus gave me keys to some of the underground world that was around me while showing me that the anti-semetic feelings did work against these men who should have been discussed with all the other notorious Chicagoans.

This book may seem repeative, but because the events and stories are so interconnected the materi
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