Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang (Images of America Series)
  • Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang (Images of America Series)
  • Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang (Images of America Series)

Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang (Images of America Series)

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by Paul R. Kavieff
     
 

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Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang is a photographic history of one of the most notorious organized crime groups of the 20th century. The photographs chronologically follow the evolution of the Purples from their days as a juvenile street gang through their rise to power and eventual self-destruction. Using rare police department mug shots and group photographs, the… See more details below

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Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang is a photographic history of one of the most notorious organized crime groups of the 20th century. The photographs chronologically follow the evolution of the Purples from their days as a juvenile street gang through their rise to power and eventual self-destruction. Using rare police department mug shots and group photographs, the book transports readers through the dark side of Prohibition-era Detroit history. Detroit had a gold rush atmosphere and a thriving black market during the 1920s that attracted gangsters and unsavory characters from all over the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738552385
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
289,182
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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