Blog Posts - Meyer Lansky



‘Making of the Mob’ brings out the big guns

Mob movie fans may get that déjà vu feeling when they watch the exploits of real-life gangsters ?in AMC’s The Making of the Mob: New York. The eight-part documentary-style series (Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT) covers a half-century of organized c...
by Mafia Today on Jun 23, 2015

Book Review: Swastika Nation by Arnie Bernstein

The book is a fascinating chapter in American history showing how a fringe group can take the ideals this nation was founded on and manipulate them for their own purposes...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jan 29, 2014

Giveaway & Book Review: Swastika Nation by Arnie Bernstein

The book is a fascinating chapter in American history showing how a fringe group can take the ideals this nation was founded on and manipulate them for their own purposes...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jan 29, 2014

When America turned to gangsters to oust Castro

In 1960, the CIA met with Cuban exiles and mobsters to wage a counterrevolution and revive Cuba’s gambling colony August 1960, Miami: a telltale bargain was struck between exiled Cuban politician Manuel Antonio Varona and organized crime leader...
by Mafia Today on Jul 22, 2013

When America turned to gangsters to oust Castro

In 1960, the CIA met with Cuban exiles and mobsters to wage a counterrevolution and revive Cuba’s gambling colony August 1960, Miami: a telltale bargain was struck between exiled Cuban politician Manuel Antonio Varona and organized crime leader...
by Mafia Today on Jul 22, 2013

Mickey Cohen biography

Mickey Cohen was born on September 4, 1913, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Los Angeles. After a troubled childhood, Cohen’s first connections with top Jewish and Italian mobsters came during his teenage years, through his involvement in...
by Mafia Today on May 5, 2013

Mickey Cohen biography

Mickey Cohen was born on September 4, 1913, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Los Angeles. After a troubled childhood, Cohen’s first connections with top Jewish and Italian mobsters came during his teenage years, through his involvement in...
by Mafia Today on May 5, 2013

Mineola man’s life connected to the mob

Frank Bari was nine years old when his father woke him one night in late September of 1959, told him to get dressed and took him on a ride to a remote field outside of La Guardia Airport. When they stepped out of the car into the cold night air, Bari...
by Mafia Today on May 1, 2013

Mineola man’s life connected to the mob

Frank Bari was nine years old when his father woke him one night in late September of 1959, told him to get dressed and took him on a ride to a remote field outside of La Guardia Airport. When they stepped out of the car into the cold night air, Bari...
by Mafia Today on May 1, 2013

#AtoZ: L is For Lansky

I married a Lansky–Mitchell Lansky–and today is his birthday; however, I decided I should write with caution or next year I could be advertising a new wife for him. Besides, his grandfather's name was Meyer. When in college, a professor asked Mit...
by Catch My Words on Apr 13, 2013

A very strange coincidence surrounds New York’s most famous gangsters and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ inspirations

Many of the early 20th century’s most renown gangsters were born in late January! Today is Al Capone’s birthday. (He’s pictured above in his infamous mugshot.) It’s also the birthday of gambler/ Jewish mobster Arnold Rothstein...
by Mafia Today on Jan 18, 2013

Dead Darling From DAUGHTER AM I

Faulkner advised us to kill our darlings, those bits of our novels we love that don’t advance the story. I had way too many darlings in Daughter Am I, but I did steel myself to remove some of them. Today, for your edification, I am posting one...
by Bertram's Blog on Jan 6, 2013

The European American Hour: Final Judgement

Host Stan Hess reads from Chapter Seven — “Israel’s Godfather: The Man in the Middle / Meyer Lansky” — of Final Judgement, Michael Collins Piper’s expose of the Kennedy assassination.This book (the fourth edition) investigates the connect...
by Birmingham Nationalist on Jul 22, 2012

The last Jewish gangster: Julius Bernstein’s once-secret FBI file revealed

The extraordinary mob life of Julius Bernstein, the last of New York’s great Jewish gangsters, has been revealed for the first time in the release of a once-secret FBI file. The gangster known as Spike managed to stay out of jail for more than...
by Mafia Today on Feb 26, 2012

The last Jewish gangster: Julius Bernstein’s once-secret FBI file revealed

The extraordinary mob life of Julius Bernstein, the last of New York’s great Jewish gangsters, has been revealed for the first time in the release of a once-secret FBI file. The gangster known as Spike managed to stay out of jail for more than...
by Mafia Today on Feb 26, 2012

Hangouts of Most Famous Jewish Gangsters Revealed in NYC Tour

Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky, and Bugsy Siegel. These are some of the most famous Mafia names in American history, and they’re all Jewish. They were all also born or at one point lived in New York City, the epicenter for organized crime in the ea...
by Mafia Today on Feb 7, 2012


Trending Topics

Close