Chronicles Magazine Biography

Tough Tamales

Maybe I should hop a jet to Vegas for a weekend at the dice tables or hang out in Beverly Hills for a while. Maybe I should bang a couple of hookers or sniff some cocaine—you know, something recreational to change my mood.

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    The Managerial Mob

    The history of the Mob, the mainly Italian and Sicilian organized crime syndicate that came to typify gangsters in the 1930's, is in fact the history of American corporate business and of American society in the first part of the 20th century.

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    Waugh After Waugh

    When, after a stint in the British Army which left him crippled for life, Auberon Waugh went up to Oxford in 1959, by his own admission he knew nothing of the place apart from what he had read in his father's novel, Brideshead Revisited,...

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