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Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation

Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation

by Marc Mappen

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Based on FBI and other government files, trial transcripts, and the latest scholarship, this book provides a lively narrative of shootouts, car chases, courtroom clashes, wire tapping and rub-outs in the 1920s, the 1930s, and beyond, acknowledging how the Prohibition generation—Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Dutch Schultz, among others—forever transformed organized crime from loosely associated gangs of the pre-Prohibition era into sophisticated, complex syndicates. It applies a generational perspective to the gangsters who came to power with the Eighteenth Amendment.



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ISBN-13: 9780813561165
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 582,179
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

MARC MAPPEN, PhD, teaches at Rutgers University. He is the coeditor of the award-winning Encyclopedia of New Jersey and author of Jerseyana: The Underside of New Jersey History (both Rutgers University Press). He has written articles for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rutgers Magazine, and other publications and has appeared on the History Channel and National Public Radio.

Table of Contents

Title Copyright Dedication Contents Prologue Part I. The Rise Chapter 1. The Big Fellow in the Windy City Chapter 2. Big Battles in the Big Apple Chapter 3. Smaller Cities Part II. Atlantic City Interlude Chapter 4. Gangsters in the Surf Chapter 5. The Conference as Comedy Chapter 6. Capone's Long Trip Home Part III. The Fall Chapter 7. The Twilight of the Gangster Chapter 8. Pay your Taxes Chapter 9. Lucky v Dewey Chapter 10. Shot to Death Chapter 11. Lepke on the Hot Seat Chapter 12. For Them, Crime did Pay Cast of Characters A Note on Sources Acknowledgments Notes Index About the Author

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General trade especially those interested in organized crime characters, the roaring 20's, and the prohibition era.

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