Daughter of the King

Daughter of the King

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The daughter of one of the most powerful mobsters in America describes growing up amidst the glamour and tragedy of 1940s, '50s, and '60s Las Vegas and recounts knowing Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, and Frank Sinatra during her childhood.
Publisher: New York : Weinstein Books, 2014
Perseus Books Group 2014
ISBN: 9781602862159
Branch Call Number: History 364.109 Lan


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Aug 12, 2016

I found the book more of her autobiography rather than what the subtitle states. "Growing up in gangland", I was hoping for more about her interactions or things she witness about her fathers business. Yes she does mention a few things here and there but it's mainly her life story and her relationships. Her father did keep her away from his criminal life a much as possible but since that was the case the subtitle should be different. Overall I think you would have to be a fan of the mafia to even get through the book. Overall its 2.5 stars.

Sep 20, 2014

I read this e-book while on vacation recently. This adds a perspective and additional details to anyone familiar with the gangster saga recreated in so many American movies and television shows. Meyer Lansky is a character in the current Boardwalk Empire series and was renamed Hiram Roth in the Godfather movies. There's little redemption for children who get showered with wealth but no guidance on how to live a healthy, productive life. After drug abuse and other excesses she found happiness in her marriage in later years. It's interesting but definitely shows the damage of criminal life -- it's not the romantic saga shown in movies or TV.


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