Black Gangsters of Chicago [NOOK Book]

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Chicago's fabled underworld is famous for its high-profile gangsters such as Al Capone. Not as publicly known, but perhaps even more notorious, are the names of "Mushmouth" Johnson, Jeff Fort and Larry Hanover. These African-American gangsters were every bit as powerful, intriguing and colorful as the Windy City's more famous white gangsters. Now for the first time, journalist Ron Chepesiuk reveals their fascinating stories and that of the many other interesting gangsters from ...
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Black Gangsters of Chicago

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Overview

Chicago's fabled underworld is famous for its high-profile gangsters such as Al Capone. Not as publicly known, but perhaps even more notorious, are the names of "Mushmouth" Johnson, Jeff Fort and Larry Hanover. These African-American gangsters were every bit as powerful, intriguing and colorful as the Windy City's more famous white gangsters. Now for the first time, journalist Ron Chepesiuk reveals their fascinating stories and that of the many other interesting gangsters from Chicago's black underworld.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569804094
  • Publisher: Barricade Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/29/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 1,292,320
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ron Chepesiuk is an award-winning investigative journalist, film producer and author. He is a Fulbright scholar, an adjunct professor in the journalism department of UCLA’s Extension Division and a consultant to the History Channel’s “Gangland” documentary series.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Prologue     1
The Rise of the Policy Kings     7
All That Jazz     24
The Jones Boys     45
The Outfit Makes Its Move     64
Policy's New Era     83
In the Beginning: The Advent of the Vice Lords     105
Angel of the 'Hood     125
Behind Bars     150
The Terrorism Connection     171
Taking Down the Chairman     197
An Independent Nation of Crime     224
The Beat Goes On     246
On the Move     267
Epilogue     287
Bibliography     291
Index     319
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