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People/Characters: Arnold Rothstein

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Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster by Steven Biel
Drawing Dead: A Faolan O'Connor Novel by Brian Patrick McKinley
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof
Gangsters & Gold Diggers: Old New York, the Jazz Age, and the Birth of Broadway by Jerome Charyn
Immortal Last Words: History's Most Memorable Dying Remarks, Deathbed Statements and Final Farewells by Terry Breverton
Lucky Luciano: The Real and the Fake Gangster by Timothy Newark
New York Nocturne by Walter Satterthwait
Real Crime Magazine #38, 2017 (Trapped by the Sub Sicko) by Real Crime
The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster in America by Albert Fried
Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series by David Pietrusza

Character description

Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 – November 6, 1928), nicknamed "the Brain", was an American racketeer, businessman and gambler who became a kingpin of the Jewish mob in New York City. Rothstein was widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics, including conspiring to fix the 1919 World Series.

According to crime writer Leo Katcher, Rothstein "transformed organized crime from a thuggish activity by hoodlums into a big business, run like a corporation, with himself at the top".[4] According to Rich Cohen, Rothstein was the person who first realized that Prohibition was a business opportunity, a means to enormous wealth, who "understood the truths of early century capitalism (giving people what they want) and came to dominate them".

Arnold Rothstein in Wikipedia

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