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The Resource Tough luck : Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the rise of the modern NFL, R. D. Rosen

Tough luck : Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the rise of the modern NFL, R. D. Rosen

Label
Tough luck : Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the rise of the modern NFL
Title
Tough luck
Title remainder
Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the rise of the modern NFL
Statement of responsibility
R. D. Rosen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the long annals of sports and crime, no story compares to the one that engulfed the Luckman family in 1935. As eighteen-year-old Sid Luckman made headlines across New York City for his football exploits at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, his father, Meyer Luckman, was making headlines in the same papers for a very different reason: the gangland murder of his own brother-in-law. Amazingly, after Sid became a star at Columbia and then led the Chicago Bears to multiple NFL championships, all while Meyer wasted away in Sing Sing, the connection between sports celebrity son and mobster father was ignored by the press and then overlooked for eight decades. Tough Luck traces two historic developments connected by a single immigrant family in Depression-era New York: the rise of the National Football League through the dynastic Chicago Bears, whose famed owner George Halas convinced Sid Luckman to help him turn the sluggish game of pro football into America's favorite pastime; and the demise-triggered by Meyer Luckman's crime-of the Brooklyn labor rackets and of Louis Lepke's infamous organization Murder Inc. Filled with colorful characters-from ambitious district attorney turned governor Thomas Dewey and legendary columnist Walter Winchell, to Sid Luckman's rival quarterback "Slingin'" Sammy Baugh; from hit men like "Tick Tock" Tannenbaum, to Sid's powerful post-career friends Frank Sinatra and Joe DiMaggio-Tough Luck unforgettably evokes an era of vicious Brooklyn mobsters and undefeated Monsters of the Midway, a time when the media kept their mouths shut and the soft-spoken son of a murderer could become a beloved Hall of Fame legend with a hidden past"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Richard Dean
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
GV939.L83
LC item number
R67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Luckman, Sid
  • National Football League
  • Chicago Bears (Football team)
  • Football players
  • Organized crime
  • Immigrant families
  • Sports
Label
Tough luck : Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the rise of the modern NFL, R. D. Rosen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780802129444
Lccn
2019033266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1090486155
  • (OCoLC)on1090486155
Label
Tough luck : Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the rise of the modern NFL, R. D. Rosen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780802129444
Lccn
2019033266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1090486155
  • (OCoLC)on1090486155

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