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Author Winkeler, Georgette.

Title Al Capone and his American boys : memoirs of a mobster's wife / [edited by] William J. Helmer
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 376 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword by John Winkeler; Foreword by Rose Keefe; About This Book; Acknowledgments; A Note on Georgette and Gus Winkeler; "A Voice from the Grave": The Memoir of Georgette Winkeler; 1 The Seventh Child; 2 "For Better or for Worse"; 3 Heist Guy--Egan's Rats and the Cuckoo Gang; 4 The Bad Pennies; 6 Fugitives on the Lam; 7 Workhouse Widow; 8 Gratitude--and Murder; 9 Flight from St. Louis; 10 Meet Al Capone; 11 The Toledo Killing; 12 Frankie Yale; 13 Murphy's Tough Skull; 14 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre; 15 Hiding Out; 16 On the Run
Summary "When her husband was murdered on the orders of Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, Georgette Winkeler--wife of one of Al Capone's 'American Boys'--set out to expose the Chicago Syndicate. After an attempt to publish her story was squelched by the mob, she offered it to the FBI in the mistaken belief that they had the authority to strike at the racketeers who had killed her husband Gus. Discovered 60 years later in FBI files, the manuscript describes the couple's life on the run, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Gus was one of the shooters), and other headline crimes of that period. Prepared for publication by mob expert William J. Helmer, Al Capone and His American Boys is a compelling contemporary account of the heyday of Chicago crime by a woman who found herself married to the mob."--Product description,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Crime -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Murder -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Helmer, William J.
ISBN 0253001684 (electronic bk.)
9780253001689 (electronic bk.)