A Cosmic Fairy Tale (and True Story)
Once upon a time, a once full-of-himself, hard-drinking naval officer, twice expelled from Harvard, was feeling down on his luck. Civilian life had been cruel.
His ability to think globally, acquired through his training at the Annapolis Naval Academy, did not seem to be doing him much good at the Armour meat packing company in Chicago.
A few years later, when his father-in-law’s construction company went under (they were business partners), and his daughter had died from spinal meningitis, when gangster Al Capone carried his wife’s…