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The wicked city : Chicago from Kenna to Capone

Author: Curt Johnson; R Craig Sautter
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Traces Chicago's history of vice, crime, capitalism, and corruption from colonial times through the Roaring Twenties, describing the exploits of the city's most powerful criminals.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Curt, 1928-
Wicked city.
New York : Da Capo Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607188552
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curt Johnson; R Craig Sautter
ISBN: 0306808218 9780306808210
OCLC Number: 37457928
Notes: Originally published: Wicked city Chicago. Chicago : December Press, ©1994.
Description: xiv, 390 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. * Titan * Why Not? * Dynasts * The Builders * Guappo * Silk Stockings * Brother Theo * Sisters * Ruffiano * Kid Blackie * Nobodys Fool II. * Hard Guys * Succession * Compares * Politicos * The Wheaton Ice Man * Hes Irish, Hit Him Again! * Arrivederci * The Privileged III. * Capone * Reasonable Fellows * Zenith * Swan Songs * Four-Square * The Last Good Year * Perfida * The Last Good Year * Satchmo * The First Really Bad Year * Power * A Soldier Dead * Hunger * Nadir * Time and Chance * Child of the Romans
Other Titles: Wicked city Chicago
Responsibility: Curt Johnson and R. Craig Sautter ; new introduction by Roger Ebert.
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"The Wicked City is an account of Chicago's vice, crime, capitalism, and corruption from Pierre the Mole, who sold whiskey to the Indians, through Jonny Torrio and Al Capone, who bootlegged a Great  Read more...

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