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Harlem Godfather the Rap on my Husband Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson [Book]
 
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Harlem Godfather [Book] The Rap on my Husband, Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson [Paperback] $15.00 AL CAPONE MAY RULED CHICAGO. LUCKY LUCIANO MAY HAVE RUN MOST OF NEW YORK CITY. BUT FROM THE 1930s TO THE LATE 1960s, WHEN IT CAME TO HARLEM, THE UNDISPUTED KING OF THE UNDERWORLD WAS ELLSWORTH "BUMPY" JOHSON. HE WAS CALLED AN OLD-FASHIONED GENTLEMAN. HE WAS CALLED A PIMP. A PHILANTHROPIST AND A THIEF, A SCHOLAR AND A THUG. A MAN WHO ADMONISHED KIDS TO STAY IN SCHOOL- AND A MAN WHO SOME SAY INTRODUCED HEROIN INTO HARLEM. BUMPY WAS A MAN WHOSE CONTRADICTIONS ARE STILL ROOT OF MANY AN ARGUMENT IN HARLEM. BUT THERE IS ONE THING ON WHICH BOTH HIS SUPPORTERS AND DETRACTORS AGREE: IN HIS LIFETIME BUMPY WAS THE MAN IN HARLEM. HARLEM GODFATHER: THE RAP ON MY HUSBAND, ELLSWORTH "BUMPY" JOHNSON IS THE FIRST COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY HARLEM GANGSTER- WHO FOR YEARS WAS HARLEM'S BEST KEPT, AND MOST CHERISHED SECRET. THE BOOK IS CO-AUTHORED BY BUMPY'S WIDOW, MAYME, AND DETAILS NOT ONLY HIS CRIMINAL LIFE, BUT ALSO HIS CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HARLEM LUMINARIES LIKE DUKE ELLINGTON, BILLIE HOLIDAY, LENA HORNE, JOE LOUIS, SIDNEY POITIER, AND BILL "BOJANGLES" ROBINSON TO NAME A FEW. THIS BOOK ALSO DETAILS BUMPY'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HARLEM DOPE DEALER FRANK LUCAS, WHO HAS CALLED HIMSELF BUMPY'S RIGHT HAND MAN, BUT WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A FLUNKY.

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