Capone

Capone

Author: Laurence Bergreen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684824475

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 726

View: 281

Presents a portrait of the notorious gangster that includes the little-known story of his older brother--a lawman and Prohibition officer--and brings to life the 1920s and 1930s in America

Flying Capone's Booze

Flying Capone's Booze

Author: Jerry Sloniger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595345113

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 954

Saying no to Al Capone was a sure invitation to a swim in the cement slippers. Unless you happened to be the best damn pilot around Chicago in 1924, just when the Big Fellow discovered aviation ambitions. Al insisted on the best and Slonnie was top test pilot for Lincoln Standard Aircraft, where Capone bought his new airplane toys. The mobster thought a pilot should come with his open-cockpit five-seaters but the Lincoln stunt ace didn't care to fly illegal booze, never mind the pay. If Slonnie couldn't say no right out, he might manage to dampen Capone's enthusiasm for these new biplanes by spoiling a trial run. Slonnie had to try a maneuver far trickier than the outside loop to live. He knew the Cicero bookies wouldn't give odds on his chances but a triple-cross of rival mobs looked like the only way out of town. Along the way he ran head-on into a string of sabotaged airplanes. Could a flying legend spot his enemies before he traded wood and canvas airplanes for a pine box?

Al Capone's Ghost

Al Capone's Ghost

Author: Alan Ford

Publisher: Book Demon Publishing

ISBN: 9781843963127

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 486

Eddie Madison had just moved into his new house when the ghost of Al Capone shot into his living room.Would Al be a bad influence on Casey, his ten-year-old son? Would he be an immoral challenge to Kate, his social worker wife? And what about Eddie.? Would he begin to change his world view under Al's malign influence?What did Al want?Whatever it was, Eddie thought he could handle him.But could he?A satire on social workers, gangsters, bad crime novels, and sex and violence.

Keela and Capone's Take That Dog Back!

Keela and Capone's Take That Dog Back!

Author: Caleb Schultz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477237182

Category:

Page: 31

View: 789

Keela and Capone s Take that Dog Back, is a valuable and loveable lesson about family and friendship. After, Keela is introduced to the new family dog, her perfect family life is upset by the new carefree and messy puppy, Capone. Keela learns that not everyone does things the way she does them and she can learn new things from others. A valuable family story about the differences that make up each one of us and our common ground.

Chicago

Chicago

Author: Dominic A. Pacyga

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226644325

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 907

Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a “City on the Make.” Carl Sandburg dubbed it the “City of Big Shoulders.” Upton Sinclair christened it “The Jungle,” while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it “the Second City.” At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose to call Chicago. In this magisterial biography, historian Dominic Pacygatraces the storied past of his hometown, from the explorations of Joliet and Marquette in 1673 to the new wave of urban pioneers today. The city’s great industrialists, reformers, and politicians—and, indeed, the many not-so-great and downright notorious—animate this book, from Al Capone and Jane Addams to Mayor Richard J. Daley and President Barack Obama. But what distinguishes this book from the many others on the subject is its author’s uncommon ability to illuminate the lives of Chicago’s ordinary people. Raised on the city’s South Side and employed for a time in the stockyards, Pacyga gives voice to the city’s steelyard workers and kill floor operators, and maps the neighborhoods distinguished not by Louis Sullivan masterworks, but by bungalows and corner taverns. Filled with the city’s one-of-a-kind characters and all of its defining moments, Chicago: A Biography is as big and boisterous as its namesake—and as ambitious as the men and women who built it.

Hearings

Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112104266806

Category:

Page:

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Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History [3 volumes]

Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History [3 volumes]

Author: Steven Chermak Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695947

Category: True Crime

Page: 1080

View: 261

This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

A Court That Shaped America

A Court That Shaped America

Author: Richard Cahan

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810119819

Category: History

Page: 297

View: 580

Introduces the busiest federal court in the nation, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and examines its influence on the careers of such figures as Abraham Lincoln, Al Capone, and Abbie Hoffman.

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness

Author: Douglas Perry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698151451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 99

The story of Eliot Ness, the legendary lawman who led the Untouchables, took on Al Capone, and saved a city’s soul As leader of an unprecedented crime-busting squad, twenty-eight-year-old Eliot Ness won fame for taking on notorious mobster Al Capone. But the Untouchables’ daring raids were only the beginning of Ness’s unlikely story. This new biography grapples with the charismatic lawman’s complicated, largely forgotten legacy. Perry chronicles Ness’s days in Chicago as well as his spectacular second act in Cleveland, where he achieved his greatest success: purging the profoundly corrupt city and forging new practices that changed police work across the country. He also faced one of his greatest challenges: a mysterious serial killer known as the Torso Murderer. Capturing the first complete portrait of the real Eliot Ness, Perry brings to life an unorthodox man who believed in the integrity of law and the power of American justice.