Based on information compiled from police and court documents, contemporary news accounts, and interviews with O'Banion's friends and associates, Guns and Roses traces O'Banion's rise from Illinois farm boy to the most powerful gang boss ...
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
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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
|3||From McGovern's to the Bridewell||27|
|5||Perfect Landlord, Unwelcome Guest||59|
|8||Torrio--The Little Big Fellow||103|
|9||A City Divided||121|
|10||In a Reform State of Mind||139|
|11||The Carmen Avenue Love Nest Murders||149|
|12||Cracks in the Foundation||173|
|13||The Handshake Murder||189|
|14||"The Most Nauseating Thing I've Ever Seen in Chicago"||207|
|15||The Bootleg Battle of the Marne||219|
|16||From Mayhem to Massacre||249|
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Guns and Roses: The Untold Story of Dean O'Banion, Chicago's Big Shot Before Al Capone based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A must read for any lover of Chicago history and Prohibition Era gangsters! Keefe tells inside stories you have not read anywhere else!