From the speakeasy era to the 1960s, Sherman Billingsleys Stork Club was North Americas most enchanting nightclub. But simmering beneath the romantic surface of the ultimate caf society rendezvous was a tale of mob and muscle. Billingsley, a graduate of Leavenworth, founded the club as a front for Jazz Age gangsters and fought running battles against racketeers for years. Stork Club, by New York Times journalist Ralph Blumenthal, tells the entire seductive and enthralling saga of the worlds most storied nightspot and its owner.
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