Monk Eastman

Monk Eastman

Edward "Monk" Eastman (1875 – December 26, 1920) was a New York City gangster who founded and led the Eastman Gang, which became one of the most powerful street gangs in New York City at the turn of the 19th/20th century. His aliases included Joseph "Joe" Morris, Joe Marvin, William "Bill" Delaney, and Edward "Eddie" Delaney. Eastman is considered to be one of the last of the 19th-century New York gangsters who preceded the rise of Arnold Rothstein and more sophisticated, organized criminal enterprises such as Cosa Nostra.

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... Eastman is featured in a 1933 short story by Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges, called "Monk Eastman Purveyor of Iniquities" The British writer, P.G ... character "Bat Jarvis" in his novel, Psmith, Journalist, who was largely based on Eastman ... Harry Grey's biographical novel, The Hoods (1952), refers to Eastman ...
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