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The gangs of Chicago : an informal history of the Chicago underworld

Herbert Asbury 1891-1963


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (HV 6439 .U52 C52 2002 )()

  • Title:
    The gangs of Chicago : an informal history of the Chicago underworld
  • Author: Herbert Asbury 1891-1963
  • Description: Foreword -- Introduction -- illustrations -- Evolution of slab town -- "First the blade ..." -- "We are beset on every side" -- "The withered rose levees of society" -- "There's a sucker born every minute" -- The monster of sixty-third street -- "Reign of terror is upon the city -- Scarlet sisters and their times -- Fight against th the levee -- Big shots -- Bibliography -- Index.
    The story of Chicago's golden age of crime climaxes with a dramatic account of the careers of the "biggest of the Big Shots": Big Jim Colosimo, Terrible Johnny Torrio, and the elusive Al Capone. The perfect companion to "The Gangs of New York, " now being made into a major Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Local Note: Dr. Michael J. Witkowski Collection
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West
  • Format: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 1560254548;ISBN 9781560254546
  • Subjects: Gangs -- Illinois -- Chicago; Gangs; Social conditions; Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions; Illinois -- Chicago
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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