The Wicked City: Chicago from Kenna to Capone
The Wicked City is an account of Chicago's vice, crime, capitalism, and corruption from Pierre the Mole, who sold whiskey to the Indians, through Johnny Torrio and Al Capone, who bootlegged a Great Lake's worth of booze during the Roaring Twenties. Chicago's drive for wealth and power in this fifty-year span are evoked through spirited accounts of the careers of its leading tycoons - such as Charles Yerkes, Marshall Field, George Pullman, and Big Bill Thompson - and its leading gangsters: the Terrible Gennas, Jim Colosino, Dion O'Banion, Diamond Joe Esposito, Johnny Torrio, and Al Capone. The Chicago portrayed here is raw, real, and vital; its raucousness, lawlessness, ebullience, and greed become almost poetic.
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Review: The Wicked City: Chicago From Kenna To CaponeRecensione dell'utente - James Howald - Goodreads
There aren't a lot of new stories in this book, but they are told in a more interesting style than in many of the Chicago history books I read. The chapters are fairly short and while there is a ... Leggi recensione completa
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