The Chicago Outfit (Images of America Series)

The Chicago Outfit (Images of America Series)

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by John J. Binder
     
 

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No business, legitimate or otherwise, has had a more raucous influence on the history of a city than that of the Outfit in Chicago. From the roots of organized crime in the late 19th century to the present day, The Chicago Outfit examines the evolution of the city's underworld, focusing on their business activities and leadership along with the violence and…  See more details below

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No business, legitimate or otherwise, has had a more raucous influence on the history of a city than that of the Outfit in Chicago. From the roots of organized crime in the late 19th century to the present day, The Chicago Outfit examines the evolution of the city's underworld, focusing on their business activities and leadership along with the violence and political protection they employed to become the most successful of the Cosa Nostra crime families. Through a vivid and visually stunning collection of images, many of which are published here for the first time, author John Binder tells the story of the people and places of the world of organized crime from a fresh and informed point of view.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738523262
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/13/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
292,438
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


Mr. Binder has been researching and studying organized crime in Chicago for over 12 years. He was the president of the Merry Gangsters Literary Society and the historical advisor on the A&E biography "Al Capone" and the History Channel's "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre."

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