Donald Trump, natch; but also Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz and even Rick Perry have been compared by critics to the archetypal mobster. Why?
Deirdre Bair received the National Book Award for Samuel Beckett: A Biography. Her biographies of Simone de Beauvoir and Carl Jung were finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and her biography of Simone de Beauvoir was chosen by The New York Times as a Best Book of the Year. Her biography of Anaïs Nin and her most recent book, Saul Steinberg: A Biography, were both New York Times Notable Books. Her new book, the first complete biography of Al Capone, titled AL CAPONE: His Life, Legacy and Legend, will publish from Nan A. Talese/Doubleday on October 25.