Augies Secrets

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  • Hardcover
  • 232 pages
  • Augies Secrets
  • Neal Karlen
  • English
  • 22 January 2017
  • 0873518896

About the Author: Neal Karlen

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Augies Secrets There s an old Yiddish saying two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead But two living people could keep a secret as long as one of them was Augie.Augie Ratner, the proprietor of Augie s Theater Lounge Bar on Hennepin Avenue, was the unofficial mayor of Minneapolis s downtown strip in the 1940s and 50s In a few blocks between the swanky clubs and restaurants on Eighth Street and the sleazy flophouses and bars of the Gateway District, the city s shakers and movers and shake down artists mingled Gangsters and celebrities, comedians and politicians, the rich and the famous and the infamous all of them met at Augie s Jimmy Hoffa, Henny Youngman, Kid Cann, John Dillinger, Jack Dempsey, Peggy Lee, Groucho Marx, Lenny Bruce, and Gypsy Rose Lee Augie Ratner knew everyone, and everyone knew and liked Augie, and they told him everything.Mixing careful research with long suppressed family and community stories, Neal Karlen, Augie s great nephew, tells the real story of the seamy underside of Minneapolis, where Jewish mobsters controlled the liquor trade, invented the point spread in sports betting, and ran national sports gambling operations Even after Mayor Hubert H Humphrey supposedly cleaned up the town, organized crime quietly flourished And Augie was at the center, observing it all.Neal Karlen, who has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone, is the author or co author of six books. New Read Augies Secrets [ Author ] Neal Karlen [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – passionbusiness.co.uk

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9 thoughts on “Augies Secrets

  1. Mitch says:

    I am always very interested in prohibition history, the 20 s 30 s Public Enemy era gangsters, and Minnesota history So I was excited when my brother told me to read Augie s Secrets by Neal Karlen However, I felt really bad when I had to tell my brother how awful it was.This book about Augie, a gangster from Minneapolis isjust the ramblings of a relative of Augie who has no cohesive story telling ability It slike a bunch of name dropping and random facts and stories haphazard I am always very interested in prohibition history, the 20 s 30 s Public Enemy era gangsters, and Minnesota history So I was excited when my brother told me to read Augie s Secrets by Neal Karlen However, I felt really bad when I had to tell my brother how awful it was.This book about Augie, a gangster from Minneapolis isjust the ramblings of a relative of Augie who has no cohesive story telling ability It slike a bunch of name dropping and random facts and stories haphazardly thrown together and published It doesn t follow any kind of formula and is FULL TO THE BRIM of Jewish slang, which is charming at first and ...

  2. Andy Marlow says:

    I was really looking forward to this book, as I am very interested in the history of the mob in the Twin Cities It is supposed to be a chronicle of the secrets held by the author s great uncle, Augie Ratner, who ran a number of speakeasies, bars and strip club on Minneapolis Hennepin Avenue and knew all the colorful players in the local syndicate Unfortunately, as author Neal Karlen points out early on, Augie kept his secrets to himself, so there is precious little of Augie himself in the b I was really looking forward to this book, as I am very interested in the history of the mob in the Twin Cities It is supposed to be a chronicle of the secrets held by the author s great uncle, Augie Ratner, who ran a number of speakeasies, bars and strip club on Minneapolis Hennepin Avenue and knew all the colorful players in the local syndicate Unfortunately, as author Neal Karlen points out early on, Augie kept his secrets to himself, so there is precious little of Augie himself in the book Karlen does share some fascinating stories about the largely Jewish mobsters who ran ...

  3. Teawench says:

    Finally put a stop at page 128 This book is horrible The author insists on using Yiddish German words wherever he sees fit and it totally takes you out of the reading experience If I want to learn either of those languages, I m not going to do it by reading this book so knock it off He also jumps around A lot He ll mention an event and say something like but I ll come back to that later and then never does Finally, whatever Augie s secrets were, they are not in this book Sure Finally put a stop at page 128 This book is horrible The author insists on using Yiddish German words wherever he sees fit and it totally takes you out of the reading experience If I want to learn either of those languages, I m not going to do it by reading this book so knock it off He also jumps around A lot He ll mention an event and say something like but I ll come back to that later and then ne...

  4. Stacey Kennedy says:

    I m glad I got this from the library and did not purchase It literally reads like a first draft full of awkward, rambling sentences and repititions, and so much filler do we need to be told TWICE that Neal Karlen once lived in John Dillinger s former apartment I love reading about old Minneapolis in the pre urban renewal Gateway District days, but somehow Neal Karlen manages to make a tale about the mob, strip clubs, gambling and vice into an incoherent snooze Augie Ratner deserves better I m glad I got this from the library and did not purchase It literally reads like a first draft full of awkward, rambling sentences and repititions, and so much filler do we need to be told TWICE that Neal Karlen once lived in John Dillinger s former apartment I love reading about old Minneapolis in the pre urban renewal Gateway District days, but somehow Neal Karlen manages to make a tale about the mob, strip...

  5. Melisa says:

    Enjoyed the local mob history as a Minneapolis resident, but the book was repetitive and didn t really have secrets to tell Still a quick read with some fun local color.

  6. Mark says:

    It s OK if you want to learn about the mob in Minneapolis and St Paul

  7. Mike Blumenfeld says:

    As a first generation Minnesotan who shares a last name with Minnesota s most notorious Jewish gangster, when I first caught wind of this book, my desire to read it was off the charts It didn t meet my expectations due to complete lack of flow and narrative Writing is fine but it has little semblance of a book Karlen is still making introductory comments several chapters in The chapters are in essence stand alone stories that would be reasonably interesting in local magazines, but put togeth As a first generation Minnesotan who shares a last name with Minnesota s most notorious Jewish gangster, when I first caught wind of this book, my desire to read it was off the charts It didn t meet my expectations due to complete lack of flow and narrative Writing is fine but it has little semblance of a book Karlen is still making introductory comments se...

  8. Ryan Madland says:

    Had want to read this book for awhile now as I m really interested in history as well as Mob Mafia related history This book details some of the life of Minneapolis own Augie Ratner Augie opened up his own speakeasy and was really adored by the people and gang members that were patrons of it Augie was well liked and trusted which allowed him to maintain this business During those times he encountered some of the most dangerous men in the business, but went unscathed, again because he could Had want to read this book for awhile now as I m really interested in history as well as Mob Mafia related history This book details some of the life of Minneapolis own Augie Ratner Augie opened up his own speakeasy and was really adored by the people and gang members that were patrons of it Augie was well liked and trusted which allowed him to maintain this business During those times he encountered some of the most dangerous men in the business, but went unscathed, again because he cou...

  9. Mlhoganjr says:

    Minneapolis is a city shaped by conmen From the days when we elected Doc Ames as mayor, to being conned out of our streetcars by Kid Cann and Associates, all the way up to the R.T Rybak Ziggy Wilf collusion, we have a long history of falling for all sorts of shams Organized crime played a part sometimes, and sometimes it didn t Either way, the subject matter is interesting, even if only to a rather limited readership Unfortunately, reading Augie s Secrets is like listening to an old man tal Minneapolis is a city shaped by conmen From the days when we elected Doc Ames as mayor, to being conned out of our streetcars by Kid Cann and Associates, all the way up to the R.T Rybak Ziggy Wilf collusion, we have a long history of falling for all sorts of shams Organized crime played a part sometimes, and sometimes it didn t Either way, the subject matter is interesting, even ...