When we think of the mob, we picture The Godfather and tabloid murders. On the next Fresh Air, Dave Davies talks with writer Russell Shorto who says there were also mob families in small cities all over America. His new memoir, Small Time is about his grandfather, a boss in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. There are rackets, political payoffs, and the unsolved murder of a bookie. Join us
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(Photo: Small-time, by Russell Shorto – Book cover)