O Albany! (Paperback)

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Kennedy's O Albany! is in part the non-fictional stories he covered in his novels, Legs and Billy Phelan's Greatest Game. Kennedy retells the exploits of the bootlegger Jack 'Legs' Diamond, the bungled 1933 kidnapping of John O'Connell, Jr., heir to the Albany Democratic machine and explores the Albany of his past, including its demographics and vanished neighborhoods.

About the Author

William Kennedy was born and raised in Albany, New York. He began his writing career as a journalist, and his novels have been translated into two dozen languages. His novel "Ironweed" won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140074161
ISBN-10: 0140074163
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: September 3rd, 1985
Pages: 432
Language: English