Dutch Schultz, by Nate Hendley, receives high praise from former Ithaca Journal reporter

I thoroughly enjoyed your book, “Dutch Schultz: the Brazen Beer Baron of New York.” You deftly blended the story of Arthur Flegenheimer with the history — and zeitgeist — of the prohibition era. Here are two of your stand-out sentences: “The urge to drink proved stronger than the will to obey the law. Almost overnight, an enormous black market in spirits sprang up, serviced by young, enterprising criminals.” “Against this backdrop of social engineering, Arthur…

Gifts for crime fans

This holiday season you might consider some perfect pairings from Five Rivers for your gift-giving, in either print or eBook. For the lover of true-crime stories, might we suggest… Al Capone: Chicago’s King of Crimeby Nate Hendley Dutch Schultz: the brazen beer baron of New Yorkby Nate Hendley Crystal Death: Methamphetamine, North America’s #1 Killer Drugby Nate Hendley Steven Truscott: Decades of Injusticeby Nate Hendley

Why We Published: The Books of 2011

By the time 2011 rolled around we were really beginning to ramp up. Robert Runte had joined us as Senior Editor (also known as Wing-Man), and with him he brought an entirely new perspective and invaluable skills. It was under his editorial guidance we released The Organic Home Garden, by Patrick Lima and John Scanlan. Patrick Lima approached me late in 2010, wondering if I’d be interested in publishing a revised version of his orphaned book….

Dutch Schultz receives Goodreads 5-star review

Among the many books crime-writer Nate Hendley has penned, Dutch Schultz: brazen beer baron of New York, is one of the most recent. Factual, gritty, written in a readable, fluid manner, Schultz is now beginning to receive a few accolades. This is a recent 5-star review from a Goodreads reviewer: ‘I received this as a Goodreads giveaway. ‘This isn’t really a book I would normally go for, but the description piqued my curiosity. I went…