Books: Izzy the Agent

PROHIBITION AGENT No. 1—Izzy Einstein— Stokes ($2). One of the rummiest blossoms of Prohibition was a fat little Austrian Jew with a knowing, good-humored face, who still rejoices in the name of Izzy Einstein. No figment of newshawks' fancy (though some people thought he was). Izzy was a most determined and efficient Prohibition sleuth. In this book, dedicated "to the 4,932 persons I arrested, hoping they bear me no grudge for having done my duty." Izzy chucklingly describes his dizzy career. Stanley Walker, the New York Herald Tribune's able city editor, enthusiastically...

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