David Hill, "The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice"

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David Hill grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and knew little about the town's history with gambling, the mob and '50s vice. But he discovered it while researching and writing "The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice." It's a terrific, terrific book. You might also know his work from Grantland back in the day.

He talks to Will about the book, about Hot Springs and about releasing books in a pandemic. He's awesome.

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