(PRWEB) November 27, 2003
Award-winning author David Pietrusza's fascinating new book, Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series reveals secrets of the World Series fix and Rothstein's November 1928 murder.
The Washington Post praises Rothstein as "fascinating." The Jewish Post terms it "fascinating." The New York Daily News calls it "recommended reading." Publishers Weekly says Rothstein features "strong investigative journalism . . . [Rothstein] sweeps readers into the seedy world of Tammany Hall politics, violent mobsters, dirty cops and paid-off judges. . . ."
· The amazing, complex story of how gambling kingpin Arnold Rothstein conspired to fix the 1919 World Series—and kept out of jail when the whole scheme blew sky high.
· Arnold Rothstein’s mysterious November 1928 murder. Finally revealed: Who did it. Why. And why so many powerful people found the truth inconvenient.
· How Rothstein’s violent death eventually helped bring down Tammany Hall, the nation’s biggest political machine—and helped make Fiorello LaGuardia mayor and Franklin Roosevelt president.
· The Mystery of Millions in stolen bonds. The accused: dapper conman Nicky Arnstein. His wife: Broadway star Fanny Brice. The shadowy figure behind the crime: Arnstein’s idol, Arnold Rothstein.
· How on July 4, 1921 Arnold Rothstein won $850,000 on a single horse race—and had it figured how he would make money even if his horse lost.
· How Arnold Rothstein and his henchman Abe Attell boldly worked to fix the first Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney heavyweight title fight.
· Wall Street swindles and scams in the Roaring Twenties. The bankroll behind the crooked brokerage houses: Arnold Rothstein.
· The Story behind Arnold Rothstein’s brilliant, flamboyant lawyer: Bill “The Great Mouthpiece” Fallon. How Fallon saved himself from jury-tampering charges by putting media czar William Randolph Hearst and his mistress actress Marion Davies on trial.
· How Arnold Rothstein and Captain Alfred Loewenstein, “the world’s third-richest person, worked to create the modern international drug trade.
· How Arnold Rothstein became the father of organized crime, mentor to gangland immortals Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano, Legs Diamond, Lepke Buchalter.
Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series is now available from Carroll & Graf publishers.
Author David Pietrusza has already discussed Rothstein on such national outlets as NPR, ESPN-Radio, ESPN Classic, and The Tim McCarver Show. He is available for interview by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.