The Kosher Capones: A History of Chicago's Jewish Gangsters
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About the Author
Joe Kraus is Chair of the Department of English and Theatre at the University of Scranton. He is co-author of An Accidental Anarchist, and his scholarly and creative work has appeared widely. He lives in Shavertown, PA, with his wife and three sons.
When the story moves forward in time, Kraus focuses on Lenny Patrick, "the central figure in Chicago Jewish organized crime," who eventually became a cooperating witness whose testimony took down the syndicate-- "Publisher's Weekly"
Included are rich depictions of the families and lone actors involved, the rules they were expected to play by -- and how those characters and motivations intertwined with political intrigue.-- "Southern Jewish Living"