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The bootleggers; the story of Chicago's prohibition era.

Author: Kenneth Allsop
Publisher: New Rochelle, N.Y., Arlington House, 1970 [©1968]
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Named Person: Al Capone; Al Capone
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Allsop
ISBN: 0870000942 9780870000942
OCLC Number: 83980
Notes: First ed. published in 1961 under title: The bootleggers and their era.
Description: xxvi, 13-379 pages illustrations, portraits 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Blind pigs and ice-cream parlours --
The mud-hold of the prairies --
A trail of graft and slime --
Part Two: The booze war --
Charlemagne and the second-hand furniture dealer --
The old-fashioned O'Donnells --
'When you smell gunpowder you're in Cicero' --
Votes in the pistol-pocket --
A nice little moonshine business --
Roses from Al and judges round the coffin --
'Weiss guys' and 'Capone buys' --
Capone as king --
'Who killed McSwiggin?' --
The assault upon Cicero ... and the robber barons' council --
The siege of the detective bureau --
St. Valentine's Day, 1929 --
The short, sweet martyrdom of Jake Lingle --
Zuta's private papers --
The jazz baby --
Part Three: A government of bombs and bums --
Goodwill, fellowship and the ennoblement of mankind --
Big Bill the builder --
Part Four: Anatomy of a gangster --
The tidelands of city life --
The sabre-toothed businessman --
The black hand --
Part Five: The big fellow --
'Al, we're with you' --
Where's daddy? --
The blow below the belt --
The biggest of the has-beens --
There's a lot of grief attached to the limelight.
Other Titles: Bootleggers and their era

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