Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob
Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America.
Best-selling author Russell Shorto, praised for his incisive works of narrative history, never thought to write about his own past. He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: You’re a writer―what are you gonna do about the story? […Learn More]