Author, Uncle Charlie Killed Dutch Shultz, The Jewish Mob, A Family Affair
This week, Ira spoke with Alan Geik, author of Uncle Charlie Killed Dutch Shultz, The Jewish Mob, A Family Affair (published by Sonador Publishing). In this familial episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Alan talks about why he decided to research and write about his relatives’ “colorful” histories; why he doesn’t feel conflicted about family members who operated on the wrong side of the law; why his “uncle” was dispatched to take care of Dutch Shultz; the pervasiveness of organized crime in the 20th century; and why Jewish organized crime figures wielded their power to fight antisemitism.
Alan Geik has been a film and digital editor at Wide World of Sports and Paramount Pictures. He was the on-air host of Afro-Cuban music programs on KCRW-FM and KXLU-FM in Los Angeles for 25 years and produced the Grammy-nominated album “Caravana Cubana: Late Night Sessions.” He authored “Glenfiddich Inn,” a 2015 novel set in World War I-era Boston and New York. Alan earned a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife, Yvette.
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