Sunday , April 11 2021

Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream. By Michael Shnayerson. Yale University ...

Bugsy Siegel’s life of crime – The Economist

Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream. By Michael Shnayerson. Yale University Press; 248 pages; $26 and £16.99ONE MORNING in the early 1940s Sandra Lansky discovered a pair of monsters. Their faces were shrouded; one had strapped his cheeks and chin with elastic. Sandra, who was six, screamed in terror. She did not recognise her father’s friends, Esther and Ben, in sleeping masks and the latest anti-wrinkle technology. They were­n’t monsters. At least, Esther wasn’t.Ben Siegel is another …

 

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