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The Kosher Capones


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Table 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 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*

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