Nation: The Rest Is Silence

Sam ("Momo") Giancana is a top-echelon Chicago mobster who brags that he reads Shakespeare. As the star boarder of the Cook County jail for the past seven months, he has had plenty of time to brush up on the bard—and, no doubt, to reflect on Caesar's fate and other most unkindest cuts. For whatever else he may have done in a long and lucrative career—and he has only twice gone to prison before—Sam at 57 is in durance vile for indulging his red-blooded American right to plead the Fifth Amendment.

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