Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster


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$29.95  $27.85
ECW Press
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6.4 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

TERE TEREBA is an award-winning fashion designer and journalist. She has written extensively for Interview, her work has been featured in Italian Vogue, and her account of Jim Morrison in Paris was selected by The Doors to appear in their book, The Doors: An Illustrated History. Tereba lives in Los Angeles, and you can find her online at TereTereba.com.


"Tereba brings the bantamweight crook back to vivid life ... This is a remarkable biography." -- Booklist
"Ms. Tereba brings flair and a tone of appalled fascination to her thorough and lively study of 'the man who plundered Los Angeles.'" -- The Wall Street Journal
"Tereba spent more than 10 years researching and writing her book; she tells Cohen's story swiftly and assuredly. Her page-turning and entertaining narrative neither glamorizes nor judges its subject." -- Film Noir Blonde
"Rough, florid, lively, and detailed, with plenty of celebrities in supporting roles and lots of Hollywood scandal. Tereba sums Cohen up as 'a dangerous man, full of bluster, violence, charm, greed, grandiosity, obsession, deception, chutzpah, and occasionally self-realization.' Unlike many of his brother gangsters, Cohen loved the limelight, so Tereba has had plenty of material to draw upon." --The Dispatch
"As a study of a man of violence-fittingly illustrated throughout, with a beneficial Cast of Characters, ample end notes, and Selected Bibliography -- Mickey Cohen is a meticulously-documented biography and incisive social history of breadth and depth. It is a cohesive, cogent, and well-structured exploration of both an obsessive mobster and his inextricable link with the city in which he made his home and caused some harm." -- Seattle PI