The Resource Al Capone's beer wars : a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during prohibition, John J. Binder

Al Capone's beer wars : a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during prohibition, John J. Binder

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Al Capone's beer wars : a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during prohibition
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Al Capone's beer wars
Title remainder
a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during prohibition
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John J. Binder
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eng
Summary
  • "Although much has been written about Al Capone, there has not been--until now--a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during Prohibition. This exhaustively researched book covers the entire period from 1920 to 1933. Author John J. Binder, a recognized authority on the history of organized crime in Chicago, discusses all the important bootlegging gangs in the city and the suburbs and also examines the other major rackets, such as prostitution, gambling, labor and business racketeering, and narcotics. A major focus is how the Capone gang -- one of twelve major bootlegging mobs in Chicago at the start of Prohibition--gained a virtual monopoly over organized crime in northern Illinois and beyond. Binder also describes the fight by federal and local authorities, as well as citizens' groups, against organized crime. In the process, he refutes numerous myths and misconceptions related to the Capone gang, other criminal groups, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and gangland killings. What emerges is a big picture of how Chicago's underworld evolved during this period. This broad perspective goes well beyond Capone and specific acts of violence and brings to light what was happening elsewhere in Chicagoland and after Capone went to jail. Based on 25 years of research and using many previously unexplored sources, this fascinating account of a bloody and colorful era in Chicago history will become the definitive work on the subject"--
  • "Based on 25 years of research using all available sources, this is the definitive history of organized crime in Chicago through the end of the Prohibition Era"--
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364.10609773/1109042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6452.I3
LC item number
B56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Al Capone's beer wars : a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during prohibition, John J. Binder
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Al Capone's beer wars : a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during prohibition, John J. Binder
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Before Prohibition -- Bootlegging -- The gangsters -- Torrio, Capone, and the Beer Wars: 1922-1927 -- The Beer Wars: 1927-1930 -- The Beer Wars: 1930-1934 -- The face of battle: gangland killings in Chicago -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Black Hand murders in Chicago
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ocn957022128
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24 cm.
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Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9781633882850
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017000662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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40027281387
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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(OCoLC)957022128

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