Joe Adonis' Brooklyn Extortion Racket
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Joe Adonis was a soft spoken man who operated so called "legitimate businesses" according to a Life Magazine article of 1951. My book looks at an early picture of his career when he was enmeshed with the likes of Isidore Juffe, a fur industry racketeer who needed quick money fast to keep his business operative. My e-book looks at Juffe, Gasberg, Wapinski, and Adonis' roles in an obscure 1932 con.