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Legs by William Kennedy
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Feb 12, 12

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Read from February 08 to 12, 2012

Straight-forward story of Jack "Legs" Diamond who left Philadelphia as a boy for gangland New York, eventually becoming upstate New York's big celebrity. The narrator is his attorney Marcus Gorman. Diamond narrowly escaped death a few times, surviving shootouts, assassination attempts, and the wrath of his wife Alice and many girlfriends. This book won a Pulitzer prize and is the first of 3 books known as the Albany Cycle.

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