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by Nick Tosches

eBook King of the Jews download ISBN: 0066211182
Author: Nick Tosches
Publisher: Ecco (May 3, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 336
ePub: 1692 kb
Fb2: 1747 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

King of the Jews book.

King of the Jews book. So begins Nick Tosches's sprawling biography of Arnold Rothstein, which, in fact, is so much more: not only an elegy to old New York but an idiosyncratic history of the world as told in Nick Tosches's inimitable style. Known by many names - A. Mr. Big, The Fixer, The Big Bankroll, The Man Uptown, and The Brain - Rothstein seemed more myth than man.

So begins Nick Tosches 's sprawling biography of Arnold Rothstein, which, in fact, is so much more: not only an elegy to old New York but an idiosyncratic history of the world as told in Nick Tosches's inimitable style.

King of the Jews (Nick Tosches book). King of the Jews is a book by Nick Tosches. On the surface it is a biography of Arnold Rothstein, the man who reputedly fixed the 1919 World Series, inspired the characters of Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and created the modern system of organized crime.

Tosches' first book, Country: The Biggest Music in America (later retitled Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock and Roll), was first published in 1977. It was followed in 1982 by Hellfire, a biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, and in 1984 by Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll: The Birth of Rock in the Wild Years Before Elvis. 2005 – King of the Jews.

Old Nick's Bible studies - My Jesus hits like the atom bomb - Nurse Love .

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A work of dangerous and haunting beauty by America's last real literary outlaw. Under Tiberius is a thrilling story of crime and deceit involving the man who came to be called Jesus Christ. Deep in the recesses of the Vatican, Nick Tosches unearths a first-century memoir by Gaius Fulvius Falconius, foremost speechwriter for Emperor Tiberius. The codex is profound, proof of the existence of a Messiah who was anything but the one we've known - a shabby and licentious thief

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Nick Tosches has written: 'Unsung heroes of rock 'n' roll' - subject(s): Rock music, Rock musicians, Biography . There was an article in Vanity Fair titled The Devil and Sidney Korshak written by Nick Tosches that is being turned into a mini-series on HBO and produced by Robert Evans.

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So begins Nick Tosches's sprawling biography of Arnold Rothstein, which, in fact, is so much more: not only an elegy to old New York but an idiosyncratic history of the world as told in Nick Tosches's inimitable style.

Known by many names -- A. R., Mr. Big, The Fixer, The Big Bankroll, The Man Uptown, and The Brain -- Rothstein seemed more myth than man. He was gambling, and he was money. The inspiration for Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, he was rumored to be the mastermind of the Black Sox scandal, the fixing of the 1919 World Series. He was Mr. Broadway and had his own booth at Lindy's Restaurant in Manhattan, where he held court.

Now, in King of the Jews, Nick Tosches, "one of the greatest living American writers" (Dallas Observer), examines Rothstein's extraordinary legacy by placing him at the center of nothing less than the history of the entire Western world.

Comments: (7)
Yla
A part fictional hard look at the history of organised crime through the device of Arnold Rothstein - who invented it. Tosches weaves fact and fiction, and builds context and atmosphere by weaving Judeao Christian mythology throughout. In my opinion aside from George Pelecanos, Tosches might be the finest American writer today.
Zacki
I am a fan fanatic when it comes to the work of Nick Tosches , and having read "In the Hand of Dante ', and then "Where Dead Voices Gather" , I am convinced Tosches is a genius. I am still in the process of buying up all that he has written. Having lit the candles and incense at the Tosches altar , I must admit that after reading "King of the Jews" in two days I was disappointed. This time he was not able to spin the magic as he did in "Trinities" and "Cut Numbers" , which I consider his masterpieces to date. I will still buy everything he writes and hope to meet him for dinner at some future date before we get much older.
Vushura
you like nick or not !
for is flaw or for is quality !
nick is absolutly fascinating !
for is melting between fashion and old fashion .
that set !
buy it !
Nten
Not worthy of any acclaim. Dry boring pretentious. Lazy. Just say you don't like Jesus or Christians. By making a pervert out of Christ it shows your disdain which is as typical as you might see in the comments review of a heroin junky or liberal hating on america and Christ. Not even going to bother about character development which is just unengaging, many pages were flipped without being read until dropping the book unfinished. Garbage. The only thing I learned is to never read a book or author promoted by Johnny Depp.
Antuiserum
This was the first Nick Tosches book I read, because I have an interest in the subject. The very first page of the very first chapter was wonderful and based on that I rushed to puchase.

The book quickly disappointed me, and I read it through for only one reason: it was inconceivable that their could not be at least one more page like the first. There wasn't.

The book reads like Nick had a rush of enthusiasm for the project, sold it and signed a contract, assembled all his sources, got writers block and lost interest but had to grind something out.

I don't buy the over-intellectual attempt to claim Nick transcended mere biography, etc., if that is the case Nick failed on a bigger scale than mere biography, because regardless of his goal his first job was to make me want to read the next page. And he didn't.

I just purchased another Tosches book in the hopes that this book is the exception. My Tosches fan friends have encouraged me. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I bought a few more Damon Runyon collections, just in case.
roternow
Have not read a book by Tosches befor so did nt know anything about him. I found the book difficult to read, adone in which we moved from what was spposed to be he topic to a number of things. Some good scholarship on some Biblical points but had trouble understanding what he was making of it to follow the title.

J. Robert Ewbank autho "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" and "Wesley's Wars"
Gashakar
The dark specter of the private mind has often pervaded Nick Tosches' writing, as in his critically acclaimed biographies on Dean Martin (Dino) and Jerry Lee Lewis (Hellfire). Recently, however, the focal psyche examined by the author has been his own, as he scrutinizes and disparages at the behest of his various moods. His novel In the Hand of Dante confronts the writing racket. The Last Opium Den grieves the passing of old ways.

With King of the Jews, Tosches, a bit honked off that he can no longer light up in his favorite bars, has finally detonated a literary bomb over the whole of Western civilization, from the "confectionery lies called history" to contemporary culture's "mall of mortuary mediocrity." The text alleges to be a biography on Arnold Rothstein, yet history has buried the legendary gambler in a swathe of secrecy that even Tosches' exhaustive research fails to breach. Instead the author uses Rothstein as a window through which we can peer irreverently upon the hollow husk of history, "the snake-oil pitchman's forgery of yore" that becomes "inspirational gospel." While he shatters one Rothstein myth after another, he manages to dispense plenty of other snippets upon the reader with savage eloquence, theorizing, for instance, that early Hebraism was polytheistic, and comparing former Mayor Giuliani to the Nazis.

What saves this text from being a self-indulgent fit is that most of the author's arguments are compelling and persuasive, and apparently connected. At least for Tosches, who also undertakes a textually self-aware examination that begs such questions as "why am I writing this, and why are you reading it?" This is a thriving mausoleum of a biography; essentially dead as regards Rothstein's story, yet intricate and forebodingly poetic in its contemplation of everything else.
I snapped up a copy of this because I read Tosches' Jerry Lee Lewis bio Hellfire years ago and loved it. Sadly, the dead-on brilliant writing of that earlier book is missing here. King of the Jews is a pretentious, rambling mess, almost unreadable in parts. Though I usually finish even bad books out of persistence, stubbornness, insomnia or for other reasons, I had to chuck this dog aside. I still think Tosches is a good writer and am going to give his Dino book a try, hoping for some of that Hellfire I remember him having.