Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series

Version: Unabridged
Author: David Pietrusza
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Genres: Sports & Recreation, Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: November 2003
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 43 minutes
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Overview

The model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Arnold Rothstein was an underworld genius, racketeer, rumrunner, and mastermind who, as F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, played "with the faith of fifteen million people with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe." Jazz Age Broadway with its thugs, speakeasies, showgirls, political movers and shakers, and sports heroes comes to life in this vibrant biography of the man who reigned supreme when the fast buck ruled and violence stalked the streets of Gotham.

Author Details

Author Details

Pietrusza, David

David Pietrusza is winner of both the Casey and F. C. Lane Awards, having authored or edited more than thirty books. His latest book, Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series, was nominated for the Mystery Writers of American Edgar Award. He has written for numerous publications including USA Today, Baseball Weekly, and Baseball America. An expert on the 1920s, Pietrusza has served on the Board of Directors of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation. He lives in Scotia, New York.