You Wouldn't Want to Be a Chicago Gangster!: Some Dangerous Characters You'd Better Avoid

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Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
This book is part of an extensive historical series of "You Wouldn't Want to Be..." books about people, places, and things. A contents page details the contents by chapters starting with an introduction and ending with an index. The introduction sets the historical time and place in 1925, Chicago, Illinois, and explains the darker side of Chicago's gangster exploits of the era. The story takes the reader from how one gets involved with the gangsters through the trials of those joining the gang. Subsequent chapters explain the respective roles and activities of the members. "Handy Hints," highlighted with illustrations throughout the chapters, provide guidelines for survival during the difficult period in Chicago. Color illustrations of the historical characters and places complement the text throughout the book. A glossary defines the historical vocabulary with words relevant to plays such as gangster, organized crime, and protection racket. The comprehensive index provides easy navigation through the book. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531228258
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Series: You Wouldn't Want to Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 704,726
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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