Mr. Mob

The Life and Crimes of Moe Dalitz

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About the Book

Morris “Moe” Dalitz was America’s most secretive and most successful mobster. As a major architect of the United States’ national crime syndicate, Dalitz was active in various fields of organized crime from 1918 until his death, all while spinning a web of myth and mock-respectability around himself so dense that decades after his demise, most mistake the legend for reality. From Prohibition-era bootlegging to the Reagan years, no other individual was present at so many pivotal events in gangland history. It’s impossible to fully understand the modern Mob without knowing about Dalitz, his career, and the cunning publicity campaign that transformed his image from thug to that of a revered philanthropist. This exhaustive biography tells the story of Dalitz’s life and the syndicate that he and like-minded individuals built from scratch.

About the Author(s)

Michael Newton is an award-winning author of numerous books on topics ranging from cryptozoology to civil rights and organized crime. He lives in Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Michael Newton

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 328
Bibliographic Info: 122 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3516-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5362-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Preface      1

1. Promised Land      3
2. Puller      15
3. Hard Times, Hard Men      29
4. New Deals      62
5. Beachheads      82
6. Chutzpah      109
7. Heat      140
8. Happy Days      161
9. Camelot      194
10. Yechus      220
11. Makher      247
12. Twilight      264
13. Kaddish      288

Bibliography      295
Index      303

Book Reviews & Awards

“Michael Newton has written what many will consider the definitive biography…if you never buy another book on the mob and Las Vegas—make sure this one’s in your gaming library—it’s a heck of an eye-opener”—Gaming Today.

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