BOOK REVIEW

      AND ALL THE SAINTS - MICHAEL WALSH

This book is a fictionalized account of the life of Owen Madden, often referred to as the Irish Godfather. 

At age ten, Madden joined the Irish gang, the Gophers.  Owen told his mother that he wanted to be a Gopher because gangsters don't have to work for a living.  Monk Eastman, a Jewish gang leader, taught Owen the business.  Owen got involved with bootlegging during the Prohibition.  Owen also got involved in show business and became the founder of the Cotton Club.  This book traces Owen's life from a young boy to the big time in New York. 

This is Michael Walsh's third novel.  He does an excellent job of blending his years of research with fiction to create this memoir of Owen Madden.  The book is one that everyone will enjoy reading.   If you enjoy gangster type novels or television show personalities like Elliott Ness, you will really want to run out and buy this book!


NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR, NANCY EATON



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