American Mafia : Chicago: True Stories of Families Who Made Windy City History
by William Griffith


Overview - Everyone knows stories about the American Mafia and its varied forms of crime, from racketeering to stock manipulation to murder. American Mafia: Chicago explores the Windy City, strolling through its neighborhoods and imagining scenes from the past--telling the stories of the men, women, and families and revealing the events behind the legends and the history of the families' beginnings and founding members.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Everyone knows stories about the American Mafia and its varied forms of crime, from racketeering to stock manipulation to murder. American Mafia: Chicago explores the Windy City, strolling through its neighborhoods and imagining scenes from the past--telling the stories of the men, women, and families and revealing the events behind the legends and the history of the families' beginnings and founding members. Featuring the most fascinating stories from the early days, when loosely-organized, incredibly secretive gangs terrorized neighborhoods with names like Little Hell, through the mob's headiest years, when Al Capone and his men pretty well controlled the city, American Mafia: Chicago offers tantalizing glimpses into the era when Chicago was ruled by gangs with their ever-twisting allegiances and tangled webs of relationships. Most of the buildings are gone now.But the stories are still there, if you know where to look.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780762778447
  • ISBN-10: 076277844X
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 219
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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