Title: Of Rats and Men: Oscar Goodman's Life from ...
Publisher: Huntington Press
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Oscar Goodman 0929712986 This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by Oscar Goodman on the free end page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 003947
Synopsis: For more than 35 years, Oscar Goodman was the country's pre-eminent defense attorney for alleged gangsters. His endless client list included Meyer Lansky, Nick Civella, Anthony Spilotro, Frank Rosenthal, Jimmy Chagra, Natale Richichi, Nicky Scarfo, and Vinny Ferrara, along with many others. Though no further connection between Goodman and the Mafia has ever been proved, the famous litigator has often been accused of being more than just a mouthpiece for organized crime. Was Oscar Goodman only what he claims, an attorney who defended his clients based on the simple principle that they, too, have constitutional rights? And if so, how did he manage to mingle with the mob for decades without becoming part of it? After scores of unlikely courtroom victories, Goodman pulled off an even more unlikely career change. Twice elected mayor of Las Vegas, he went from legal spokesman for the most notorious crime figures of our era to political spokesman for the most notorious city in the country.
About the Author: John L. Smith is a columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and author of several books, including Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn; Quicksilver: The Ted Binion Murder Case; The Animal in Hollywood; and No Limit: The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and Las Vegas' Stratosphere Tower.
A columnist in Nevada, his work has been honored by the National Headliner Awards, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Nevada Press Association.
John L. Smith appears regularly on national television shows, was a featured source for the award-winning British documentary Mob Law: The True Story of Oscar Goodman, and gives nightly commentary on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate.
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