Contents


Everybody’s Mafia

The American Mafia: Genesis of a Legend by Joseph L. Albini

The Mafia Is Not an Equal Opportunity Employer by Nicholas Gage

Honor Thy Father: The Inside Book on the Mafia by Gay Talese

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Contributors

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was an American historian.

Karl Miller is a British editor and critic. In 1979 he founded the London Review of Books.

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

Emma Rothschild is Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at King’s College, Cambridge and Harvard, and Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author of Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment.

Wilfrid Sheed (1915–2011) was a British-American novelist and critic.

I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.

Richard Wilbur’s book Mayflies: New Poems and Translations will be published in April. (November 2000)