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Author Talk: Jeffrey Sussman, “Boxing & The Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science”

Author Talk and Signing, Jeffrey Sussman “Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science”

In Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science, Jeffrey Sussman tells the story of the coercive and criminal underside of boxing, covering nearly the entire twentieth century. He profiles some of its most infamous characters, such as Owney Madden, Frankie Carbo, and Frank Palermo, and details many of the fixed matches in boxing’s storied history. In addition, Sussman examines the influence of the mob on legendary boxers—including Primo Carnera, Sugar Ray Robinson, Max Baer, Carmen Basilio, Sonny Liston, and Jake LaMotta—and whether they caved to the mobsters’ threats or refused to throw their fights.

Boxing and the Mob is the first book to cover a century of fixed fights, paid-off referees, greedy managers, misused boxers, and the mobsters who controlled it all. True crime and the world of boxing are intertwined with absorbing detail in this notorious piece of American history. (provided by Publisher)

Jeffrey Sussman is the author of thirteen nonfiction books, as well as numerous articles and short stories about boxing. He is a regular writer for the premier boxing website www.boxing.com and the author of Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing (2016) and Rocky Graziano: Fists, Fame, and Fortune (2018), both published by Rowman & Littlefield. Sussman is the president of a public relations and marketing firm based in New York City

SAT June 8th
1-2:30 PM
register at The Adult Reference Desk, or call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or register at Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-jeffrey-sussman-boxing-and-the-mob-the-notorious-history-of-the-sweet-science-tickets-58144663253

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Advance Film Screening, and Q&A- “The Expediter” a film by Michael Domino

After Michael gets arrested, his father makes him work with a grizzled manager. Although the two of them don’t see eye to eye at first, they eventually form an indelible bond.
Directly following the screening there will be a Q&A with the film’s director, Michael Domino.

10/21

1-3 PM

To Register:
Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-screening-and-qa-the-expediter-tickets-36784850478

East Hampton Library to Screen ‘Goodfellas,’ Discuss Lufthansa Heist

http://www.danspapers.com/2015/11/east-hampton-library-to-screen-goodfellas-discuss-lufthansa-heist/

 

 

Daniel Simone and Henry Hill
The Lufthansa Heist
The inside story—from the organizer himself—of the largest unrecovered cash haul in history. This full account brings readers behind the heist memorialized in Goodfellas, a crime that has baffled law enforcement for decades. From Henry Hill himself, The Lufthansa Heist is the last book he worked on before his 2012 death.

Mr Simone will be present to discuss the book, and screen the 1990 film “Goodfellas,”East Hampton resident Ed McDonald, former US Attorney in charge of the 1978 Lufthansa robbery, will also be present to participate in a discussion and field questions from the audience. The Q/A will be conducted by Dan Rattiner , founder, executive editor and lead writer ofDan’s Papers. The Lufthansa Heist  is the largest unrecovered cash haul in history, and 13 people were murdered as a result of it.

Sunday November 22nd
12-4 PM
Register at The Adult Reference Desk or call (631) 324-0222 ext. 3, or register at the Eventbrite link below

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