Augie's Secret


Minneapolis author Neal Karlen grew up listening to his dad talk about Augie Ratner, a relative who was also known as “King of the Hennepin Strip”.  Ratner owned a burlesque club and frequented a Minneapolis underworld scene that might surprise modern day readers who assume the city was somehow more innocent in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s.   Neal Karlen talked about his book with Brenda Bell Brown on KFAI’s Morning Blend.  

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