Legs Summary
William Kennedy

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Legs Summary

L egs deals with the meteoric career of Prohibition era gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond who was murdered in 1931 at age thirty-four in an Albany, New York rooming house. Kennedy recognized in Diamond a character whose dynamic individualism made him a mythic hero in American culture during The Depression and Prohibition. The primary social concern of the novel involves the raising of a gangster to such celebrated stature in the...

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