Book Description – The Wrong Man: Who Ordered the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal and Why – By Joe Bruno

2012 is the 100-year anniversary of the murder of small-time gambler Herman Rosenthal – the most celebrated murder of its time. Make no mistake, there are no good guys here; no innocent victims. The fact is Bald Jack Rose, a well-known New York City criminal, framed crooked New York City police lieutenant – Charles Becker – for the killing of stool pigeon Herman Rosenthal.

People in the underworld cheered the death of Rosenthal; he was disliked that much. But that doesn’t negate the fact that the wrong man sat in Sing Sing’s electric chair for ordering Rosenthal’s murder, while the man who framed Becker – and orchestrated the murder of Rosenthal himself – walked away a free man.

“The Wrong Man” explains how this all happened, and who benefited from Becker’s conviction and execution.

You’d be shocked, surprised, and sickened at how easily an innocent man, albeit a crooked cop, could be framed.

If it could happen to Lieut. Charles Becker, it could happen to any one of us.

A sobering thought, indeed.


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