Button Man

Button Man

Book - 2018
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Morris, Sol, and Harry Rabishevsky grew up poor and rough in a tiny flat on the Lower East Side, until the death of their father thrust them into having to fend for themselves and support their large family. Morris, the youngest, dropped out of school at twelve years old and apprenticed himself to a garment cutter in a clothing factory; Sol headed to accounting school; but Harry, scarred by a family tragedy, fell in with a gang of thugs as a teenager
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250179982
125017998X
Branch Call Number: FIC GROSS, ANDREW
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 25 cm

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epunyon
Jul 07, 2019

This was a quick read, and very engrossing. I enjoyed the view into a family story set in a particular time and place in history.

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H19120930
Jan 05, 2019

Andrew Gross's Button Man and The Last Brother appear to be the same story?

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BlueHippo
Nov 29, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. The story is based on the true story of the author’s grandfather. The main characters are Jewish immigrants who make their way up in the garment industry in New York City. Along the way, they have to contend with members of gangs such as Murder Incorporated, so there are many characters whose names and histories the reader will recognize. The story is very well written; it moves along quickly and the characters are very real and have depth. All in all, a really excellent read.

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