This week on the Historians Podcast Historan David Pietrusza talks about his new book Gangsterland: A Tour Through the Dark Heart of Jazz-Age New York City (Diversion Books, 2023).
Gangsterland is a site by site, crime by crime, outlaw by outlaw walking tour through Roaring Twenties Manhattan, where gamblers and gangsters, crooks and cops, showgirls and speakeasies ruled the day and, always, the night.
Pietrusza is also author of a book about gangster Arnold Rothstein, most noted for his role in fixing baseball’s infamous 1919 World Series. Sharing center stage are crooked cop Lt. Charles Becker, politicians including Mayor “Gentleman Jimmy” Walker and Tammany Hall’s “Big Tim” Sullivan.
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