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ABOUT BROWNSVILLE:"Jewish gangster" isn't a term you hear much in post-Holocaust society... but back when the Dodgers played in the East and licorice cost a penny a bag, Brooklyn corners were lousy with semitic young toughs looking for adventure and excitement - none more so than in Brownsville. Follow the intertwined lives of Allie Tanennbaum, Abe Reles and scores of hoods organized by Louis Lepke Buchalter into the deadliest hit operation in Mafia history, "Murder, Inc.", as they escape the mean streets and lonely tenements of East New York., make themselves into the most dangerous men in America, only to eventually send their best friends and closest allies up the river. Written by Xeric Award winner Neil Kleid and illustrated by Jake Allen, here's what critics had to say about BROWNSVILLE: "Forceful storytelling and deep passion for its characters and indeed for this dark chapter of Jewish-American history." -The Jewish Chronicle "Smart, absorbing." - Booklist "Beautifully moody evocation of a bygone Brooklyn inhabited by Jewish gangsters, Brownsville follows the career of some of the biggest names in the hoodlum business." -Publishers Weekly "Weaves history and fiction into a visceral and moving story." -Miami Herald "***1/2. NBM's ComicsLit line delivers. As a history buff, I looked forward to this book written by Xeric Award winner Neil Kleid, and, once I had it in hand, it lived up to my lofty expectations." - Comics Buyer's Guide