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The Kosher Capones - A History of Chicago's Jewish Gangsters

English · Hardback

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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.

List of contents

Introduction: Connecting the Dots

1. The End, or Zukie's Bad Day

2. Beyond Scarface, A Kosher Capone for Maxwell Street

3. The Sunset of 1974: Lenny Patrcik's Changing World

4. Landing in Lawndale

5. Rising in the Ranks

6. Roots of the Lawndale Machine

7. Arvey's Balancing Act

8. Syndicate Hammer

9. Sizing Up the Outfit

10. Tentacles

11. When Scarface Met Rico

12. Lenny's Circus Turn

About the author

Joe Kraus


The Kosher Capones tells the fascinating story of Chicago's Jewish gangsters from Prohibition into the 1980s. Author Joe Kraus traces these gangsters through the lives, criminal careers, and conflicts of Benjamin "Zuckie the Bookie" Zuckerman, last of the independent West Side Jewish bosses, and Lenny Patrick, eventual head of the Syndicate's...

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