Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition
Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition4.17 6 5 Author: John J. Binder Narrator: David Colacci
A major focus is how the Capone gang-one of twelve major bootlegging mobs in Chicago at the start of Prohibition-gained a virtual monopoly over organized crime in northern Illinois and beyond. Binder also describes the fight by federal and local authorities, as well as citizens' groups, against organized crime. In the process, he refutes numerous myths and misconceptions related to the Capone gang, other criminal groups, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and gangland killings.
What emerges is a big picture of how Chicago's underworld evolved during this period. This broad perspective goes well beyond Capone and specific acts of violence and brings to light what was happening elsewhere in Chicagoland and after Capone went to jail.
More information about the audiobook:Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 11H 8Min
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