SLOOTIE'S WARS is an engaging portrait of an old-fashioned New York City street guy, a family man who waged private wars against a wide range of targets, including Jew-haters, loudmouths and troublemakers.
Critical acclaim for Slootie's Wars
"Slootie's Wars is about fathers and sons, it is about a
New York Ira Ellenthal makes me sorry I missed. It is about
good guys and bad guys, boxing and horse racing. And a ton
of heart. Ellenthal's memories of Slootie will help make
memories of your own."
Mike Lupica, columnist, New York Daily News.
"Raw, vivid, touching and comic, this memoir of a father
and his family and a lost New York is compulsively readable."
Harold Evans, editor and author.
"A knockout read. Powerful and meaningful. Endearing
while brutally honest. Ellenthal pulls no punches in this
wholly unique memoir of a father, a family, and the compelling
circumstances that shaped their lives. Without a
doubt, in Slootie's Wars the ultimate winner is the reader."
Howard Roughan, author of "The Up And Comer."
"Even as an old man, Slootie would have made one
helluva Guardian Angel."
Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels and WABC-New York talk show host.
"A brave, spell-binding memoir, Slootie's Wars re-opens a
window on an era of rogues, rascals and, yes, giants, who
made a city and an age their own. An unforgettable, swash-buckling
Brian Duffy, editor, U.S. News & World Report.
"Ira Ellenthal writes of his father with such love that you
are warmed for page after page. You cannot help but love
Slootie yourself as you follow him through life as it was lived
by a man who was a hard-nosed New York working guy the
way Patton was a general. You then hold the book in your
hands and think how lucky Slootie was to have a son who
could write such a tribute."
Michael Daly, columnist, New York Daily News.