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Rose Keefe is the author of The Starker: Big Jack Zelig, the Becker-Rosenthal Case, and the Advent of the Jewish Gangster, which is both a biography of Manhattan crime lord Big Jack Zelig and an examination of his mysterious role in the Becker- Rosenthal case of 1912. She is currently working on her second New York-themed book, the first biography of 'Bill the Butcher' Poole, the nativist gang leader who inspired the Daniel Day-Lewis character in Scorsese's Gangs of New York. She appears frequently on television and radio specials to talk about America's gangster history.