Guns and Roses: The Untold Story of Dean O'Banion, Chicago's Big Shot Before Al Capone

Guns and Roses: The Untold Story of Dean O'Banion, Chicago's Big Shot Before Al Capone

by Rose Keefe

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620452622
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 338
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

I've written three books that examine the lives and crimes of early American gangsters: "Guns and Roses- The Untold Story of Dean O'Banion, Chicago's Big Shot Before Al Capone", "The Man Who Got Away- the Bugs Moran Story". and most recently "The Starker", which is a bio of New York gang boss Big Jack Zelig, who lived hard, died young, and could have saved Lieutenant Charles Becker from the electric chair. I'm currently at work on two new projects: the first biography of infamous nativist gangster 'Butcher Bill' Poole (who inspired the Daniel Day-Lewis character in Scorsese's 'Gangs of New York' and a detailed study of veteran labor slugger / gangster boss 'Dopey' Benny Fein. I've been consulted as an expert on America's criminal history by the History Channel, LucasFilm, and others. Please visit my official site at www.rosekeefe.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Prologuexiii
1Maroa Boyhood3
2Little Hellion13
3From McGovern's to the Bridewell27
4Wicked City37
5Perfect Landlord, Unwelcome Guest59
6Circulation Soldier67
7Noble Experiment81
8Torrio--The Little Big Fellow103
9A City Divided121
10In a Reform State of Mind139
11The Carmen Avenue Love Nest Murders149
12Cracks in the Foundation173
13The Handshake Murder189
14"The Most Nauseating Thing I've Ever Seen in Chicago"207
15The Bootleg Battle of the Marne219
16From Mayhem to Massacre249
Epilogue277
Bibliography281
Index285

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Guns and Roses: The Untold Story of Dean O'Banion, Chicago's Big Shot Before Al Capone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A must read for any lover of Chicago history and Prohibition Era gangsters! Keefe tells inside stories you have not read anywhere else!