Future Use recently posted a couple writings on the ripsnorting history-hitchhike web journal THE CHISELER:
The Racket Buster
Just before WWII, Special Prosecutor John Harlan Amen led the largest investigation of city corruption in U.S. history. His target was Brooklyn.
From Broadway to Bombay
Marty Reisman (1930-2012) was a table tennis champ and man-about-town. He hustled ping-pong in French-occupied Saigon and ran a club in the Upper West Side. We were friends for the last 12 years.