A non-fiction work set in Los Angeles, Tereba reveals the complete history of the L.A. underworld – definitively seen for the first time– taking the reader into dark, uncharted territory. A seductive, premium octane blend of biography, true crime and Hollywood lore, with unprecedented research and more than 75 rare photos and documents, Mickey Cohen covers a half century of history, from the early days of the film business into the late 1970s. Filled with provocative revelations and iconic players, among the 20th century legends appearing are RFK, President Richard Nixon, Rev. Billy Graham, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Lana Turner and her lover Johnny Stompanato (the Cohen associate who turned up dead in the film goddess’s bedroom) and Frank Sinatra — as well as gangland powers, Hollywood moguls, socialites, hoods, sports figures, politicians, police, party girls and pimps. L.A. author JAMES ELLROY has rightly called Mickey Cohen, “The greatest gangster…EVER!”
In Tereba’s book the reader will learn the real story behind the fictional Mickey Cohen, who is now a character in the L.A. Noire video game, and will again appear in a fictionalized context, as portrayed by Sean Penn in the film Gangster Squad.
|Audio review of MICKEY COHEN by Tere Tereba from Library Journal:“Tereba presents a fascinating account of the interconnection among organized crime, politics, and Hollywood. …. This fascinating audiobook provides an excellent overview of racketeering and how it shaped L.A. during the middle of the 20th century. Narrator Kate Reading does an excellent job of presenting the story. VERDICT This work is recommended to anyone interested in true crime.”||MICKEY COHEN IS NOW NOTORIOUS IN FRANCE! Now available fully translated into French, as Mickey Cohen Gangster Notoire.
|Più famoso di una star del cinema, più potente della legge; il criminale più temuto d’America.
More famous than a movie star, more powerful than the law; the most feared criminal in America.