Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang

Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang

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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

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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:
9781439619261
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
330,456
File size:
39 MB
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Meet the Author

Paul R. Kavieff received his undergraduate degree from Oakland University in Rochester. He holds a master's degree in modern U.S. history from Wayne State University. Kavieff is a foremost authority on the Prohibition-era Detroit underworld. He is also a nationally recognized organized crime historian and the author of The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter: America's Most Ruthless Labor Racketeer. The photographs in this book represent the personal collection of the author obtained through archives and relatives of Purple Gangsters.

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Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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