Yesterday, when I posted my blog entry about PG.T. Beauregard, I was tempted to write something about the mythology that surrounded him. (I wonder exactly how many of the fun details I described in the entry, and that Josh Green mentions in his article, are completely true.) I've been too busy and too tired to do much reading or blogging lately, so I never got around to it.
I'm still feeling a bit frazzled, but I thought I'd add a link to a fascinating article on Arnold Rothstein, the organized crime kingpin who supposedly fixed the 1919 World Series (and who was the basis for F. Scott Fitzgerald's character Meyer Wolfsheim, the benefactor of Jay Gatsby.) It's a fun read--like plenty of the other articles in the current issue of Legal Affairs--and it touches on the role of legend in history and on the question of how much we can ever really know about the past. Check it out!Posted by Ed at February 27, 2004 02:53 PM