*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.*
Thursday, April 09, 2020
'The Elusive Purple Gang: Detroit’s Kosher Nostra'
Book signing, Q & A with author Gregory A. Fournier
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free entry. Books will be for sale.
The Elusive Purple Gang: Detroit’s Kosher Nostra is a concise history of one of America’s most notorious Prohibition gangs, The Purple Gang.
The Bernstein brothers and their associates were the only Jewish gang in the United States to dominate the rackets of a major American city.
From their meteoric rise to the top of Detroit’s underworld to their ultimate demise, this book is an episodic account of the Purple Gang’s corrosive pursuit of power and wealth and their inevitable plunge towards self-destruction.
About the author:
Detroit native and Literary Classics gold medal award-winning author Gregory A. Fournier received his bachelor and master’s degrees in Language Arts from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
His other titles include: Zug Island, Terror In Ypsilanti, and The Richard Streicher Jr. Murder.
Fournier writes short history posts for his blog Fornology, and he has appeared on the Investigation Discovery Channel as a guest expert on John Norman Collins for the series A Crime to Remember in an episode entitled “A New Kind of Monster.”