Augie's Secrets

Augie's Secrets

The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip

eBook - 2013
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Publisher: Saint Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2013
ISBN: 9780873518970
0873518977
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Lump777
Oct 18, 2016

I loved the book, I thought it really painted a picture of what the crime mob was like in Minneapolis in those times. Being a patron of Augies in the 90's and 2000's, it was great historical reference to a club many people are still fond of.

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tedrich2921
Apr 13, 2014

I was very disappointed in this book. Neal Karlen is a great writer, but this book is poorly written. Karlen treats the Jewish gangsters as if the killing and maiming were just cute stunts by lovable Jews. As someone who is Jewish, I find this offensive. Your fondness for either your uncle Augie, or the fact that he passed on these "secrets" to you has clouded your judgement, Neal. And the constant use of Yiddish, where it adds no value, is insulting too. Does this make you feel more Jewish? The story you had to tell was an excellent one and could have made for great reading. You blew it, Bubbe. This book is a 2 on a scale from 1 to 10. At best.

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