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Doug Moe's Madison: A long road ends at 'Nightmare Alley'

The new Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett movie is the final chapter in a story that winds through a 1940s novel, 1950s boxing at UW–Madison, WWII bombs, mobsters and a correspondence between writers.

There's a connection between the new movie “Nightmare Alley” and Doug Moe's decision to write a book 20 years ago, but it will take some explaining.