Book ‘Smalltime’ by Russell Shorto

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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? Smalltime is a mob story straight out of central casting―but with a difference, for the small-town mob, which stretched from Schenectady to Fresno, is a mostly unknown world. The location is the brawny postwar factory town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania...
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (February 1, 2022)  Pages: ‎288 pages  ISBN-10: 1324020172  ISBN-13: 978-1324020172  ASIN:‎ B08D1NW7G9

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