By Neal Karlen
“Karlen bargains a colourful and impressively researched account of the Minneapolis underworld and his interesting relative that feels correct out of Damon Runyon’s men and Dolls.” superstar Tribune
“Deliciously snappy.” American Jewish World
“Karlen brings again the times while Peggy Lee walked into Augie’s instantly off the bus from North Dakota, while mid-century celebrities like Frank Sinatra visited Hennepin road, and whilst the main robust crime lords within the land checked their weapons on the door once they visited Augie’s.” MinnPost
“Augie’s secrets and techniques is stuffed with lovely, trendy prose that captures the flavour of the Jewish underworld of downtown Minneapolis right down to its final rubout and pastrami sandwich.” Paul Maccabee, writer of John Dillinger Slept right here: A Crooks’ journey of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920–1936
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Extra info for Augie's Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip
C u Ltn d R Josef Jacobs of Fokkerstaffel West is seen here standing second from right in this view of his Fokker E III 608/15. The floral wreath commemorated Jacobs' allimportant first victory of 12 May 1916. It was also the initial victory for Fokkerstaffel West (HAC/UTD) 54 school in Hangelar. As a teenager, he learned to fly under the tutelage of Bruno Werntgen, and was accepted as a volunteer in the Fliegertruppe in 1914. He reported to FFA 11 on 3 July 1915, making his first frontline flight that same evening.
Born on 9 July 1893, the young Mulzer was a graduate of the Royal Bavarian Cadet Corps and had been posted to the Cheveaulegers-Regiment Nr 8 as a fahnrich in 1914, only one day after his 21 st birthday. Having served bravely in many of the war's first battles on the Western Front, he received his promotion to leutnant on "'T1 a A A m :JJ C/) n a c :JJ G1 m Max Mulzer was a comrade of Immelmann in FFA 62, and he achieved an unconfirmed victory on 13 March, followed by his first accredited claim on the 30th.
On the 15th he was flying a 100 hp Fokker when he used some 200 rounds to riddle a Morane Parasol two-seater from No 3 Sqn, which crashed at Valenciennes for his seventh victory (putting him ahead The twisted remains of Immelmann's seventh victim had been delivered to Valenciennes from the crash site north of the city for this photograph. The aircraft was Morane Parasol LA 5087, and the date was 15 December 1915. 2Lts A V Hobbs (pilot) and C E G TudorJones of No 3 Sqn were killed of Boelcke). Again, both RFC crew members perished.
Augie's Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip by Neal Karlen