Scenes from a Small City Mob Life, Circa 1960

In midcentury America, gambling was part of everyday life. In Johnstown, PA, Russell Shorto's family was the center of the action.



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Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles Is an Unexpected Masterclass in Suspense

When you think of the 19th Century English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, you don’t necessarily think of suspense. Rather,...