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Author Shmelter, Richard.

Title Chicago assassin : the life and legend of Machine Gun Jack McGurn and the Chicago beer wars of the roaring twenties / Richard J. Shmelter
Published Nashville, TN : Cumberland House, [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  364.1092 Mcgurn Shm/Cat  AVAILABLE
Description 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Innocence interrupted -- Innocence lost -- Prohibition and a life-changing decision -- The origins of Chicago's big leagues -- War, a young gunman's rise to the top, and the jazz age -- Baby Face, Mooney, and Joe Batters -- Final vengeance, continued conflict, exodus -- Capone vs. Weiss : phase one -- Capone vs. Weiss : winner take all -- Sitting on top of the world -- Aiello threatens the empire -- The joker -- McGurn has the last laugh -- Close calls -- Louise and continued mayhem -- A surprise for Bugs -- St. Valentine's Day -- Aftermath of carnage -- The walls begin to crumble -- The empire declines -- Jack gets married, Al goes away -- Vindication and alienation -- The comet fades -- Whatever became of ...?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject McGurn, Jack, 1905-1936.
Gangsters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
Organized crime -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Nineteen twenties.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2007023898
ISBN 9781581826180 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1581826184 (hardcover : alk. paper)