Rediscovered: A Tough Guy Amidst Books

Woke up today to find Nathan Ward had dropped a link on me to his latest tidbit on CrimeReads, of which he says:

“Has nothing to do with Hammett or the (newly discovered by the NY Times) Tenderloin. Thought you might like this piece I did on Izzy Zimmerman, the toughest guy I ever met in a bookstore.”

You’ll like it. Guy survived the chair at Sing Sing, a beating in Attica.

Interesting that the Times just tumbled to the Tenderloin as a thing — first TL of course was on the island of Manhattan. But I’ll take Nathan’s word for it. He’s on the ground in Brooklyn and can keep an eye on their preoccupations better than me.

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