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Chicago Assassin - Richard Shmelter

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2008
ISBN: 9781581826180
Number Of Pages: 282

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The city of Chicago led the nation when it came to gangland violence during the Prohibition era. As a result, many infamous, unforgettable personalities became a part of America's criminal history. Chicago Assassin"" is the story of 'Machine Gun' Jack McGurn, one of the people responsible for putting much of the roar into the Roaring Twenties. His family immigrated to Chicago from Sicily in 1906, as he grew up in the city's slums and later took up boxing as 'Battling' Jack McGurn. After avenging his father's death by killing the three hit men responsible, he came to the attention of Al Capone, who invited him into his organization, known as the Chicago Outfit. There he rose to power and was one of the most feared members Capone's organizations, with more than twenty-five known kills for the mob. 'Battling' Jack McGurn became so adept with the Thompson submachine gun that he quickly became known as 'Machine Gun' Jack McGurn.""

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 13
Innocence Interruptedp. 19
Innocence Lostp. 23
"Noble Experiment," Life-changing Decisionp. 31
Chicago's Underworld Risesp. 41
Terrific Timing; Terrible Toolp. 55
Gunning for Gennas, Amatuna Gets the Hookp. 61
"Joe Batters" and "Momo"p. 71
Vengeance, Conflict, Exodusp. 75
Capone vs. Weiss-Round Onep. 85
Capone vs. Weiss-Knockout Blowp. 91
On Top of the Worldp. 103
Aiello Threatens the Empirep. 111
The Jokerp. 123
McGurn Has the Last Laughp. 131
Close Callsp. 139
Jack Meets Louise, Frankie Meets His Makerp. 147
Return to Chicago, Unrest in the Unionep. 155
Violent Valentinep. 161
Aftermath of Carnagep. 173
The "Blond Alibi"p. 183
The Walls Begin to Crumblep. 191
The Empire Descendsp. 203
Wedding Bells, Al Goes Awayp. 215
Vindication, Alienationp. 223
The Comet Vanishesp. 231
Whatever Became of...?p. 241
Notesp. 253
Bibliographyp. 273
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9781581826180
ISBN-10: 1581826184
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 1st April 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.53