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Rich Cohen
Rich Cohen

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Rich Cohen is the author of Tough Jews and The Avengers. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among many other publications. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. He lives in New York City.

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The Avengers
A Jewish War Story
Written by Rich Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 276 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00

This true story of World War II starts in the Lithuanian ghetto of Vilna, where a small band of underground Jews fights with unending cunning and courage. At the heart of this resistance are Abba Kovner, a fiery poet and leader, and two fearless teenage girls, Vitka Kempner and Ruzka Korczak... Read more >
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The Avengers
A Jewish War Story
Written by Rich Cohen


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Lake Effect

Written by Rich Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $12.00

Winner of the Great Lakes Book Award and the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library

Raised in an affluent suburb on the North Shore of Chicago, Rich Cohen had a cluster of interesting friends, but none more interesting than Jamie Drew. Fatherless, reckless, and lower middle class in a place... Read more >
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Lake Effect

Written by Rich Cohen


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Tough Jews
Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams
Written by Rich Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 20, 1999
Price: $15.95

Using the anecdotes of his father's circle of friends as a starting point, Rich Cohen traces a generation of Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side--and, occasionally, suites at the Waldorf. It was the time of Murder Incorporated, of Bugsy Siegal... Read more >
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