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Mickey Cohen : the life and crimes of L.A.'s notorious mobster
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Toronto, Ont. : ECW Press, c2012.
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323 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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This biography of celebrity gangster Mickey Cohen digs past the sensational headlines to deliver a remarkable story of a man who captivated, corrupted, and terrorized Los Angeles for a generation. When Bugsy Siegel was murdered, his henchman Mickey Cohen took over the criminal activity in Los Angeles. Mickey Cohen attained such power and dominance from the late 1940s until 1976 that he was a regular above-the-fold newspaper name, accumulating a remarkable count of more than 1,000 front-pages in Los Angeles papers alone, and was featured in hundreds of articles in national and international periodicals. His story and the history of mid-century L.A. are inextricably intertwined. Mickey Cohen is a seductive, premium-octane blend of true crime and Hollywood that spins around a wildly eccentric mob boss. Author Tere Tereba delivers tales of high life, high drama, and highly placed politicians, among them RFK and Richard Nixon, as well as revelations about countless icons, including Shirley Temple, Lana Turner, Frank Sinatra, and the Reverend Billy Graham. Meticulously researched, this rich tapestry presents a complete look at the Los Angeles underworld.

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English
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9781770410008, 1770410007, 9781770410633 (pbk.), 1770410635 (pbk.)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 312-316) and index.
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A seductive, premium-octane blend of true crime and Holly wood lore that spins around a wildly eccentric mob boss. When Bugsy Siegel was executed, ruthless Mickey Cohen, a former pro boxer and cunning provocateur, took over criminal activity in L.A., a move sanctioned by Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello. Attaining immense power and dominance, from the late 1940s until 1976 the semi-literate Angeleno became an above-the-fold newspaper name, accumulating a remarkable count of more than 1,000 front pages in Los Angeles papers alone, and hundreds of articles in national and international periodicals. -- Dust jacket, p. [2]
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tereba, T. (2012). Mickey Cohen: the life and crimes of L.A.'s notorious mobster. Toronto, Ont.: ECW Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tereba, Tere. 2012. Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster. Toronto, Ont.: ECW Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tereba, Tere, Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster. Toronto, Ont.: ECW Press, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tereba, Tere. Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster. Toronto, Ont.: ECW Press, 2012. Print.

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