Books tagged: chicago crime

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Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom And Outcast
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Benjamin Michael Kauff was a controversial major league centerfielder. He was only 5'8" but possessed tremendous hitting power, especially to right field in the old New York Polo Grounds. Heralded as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal League", he signed with the NY Giants in 1916.. Benny's career ended prematurely in 1920, after he was banished from baseball by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis.
The Genealogy of Herman Webster Mudgett
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions
Herman Webster Mudgett (1861-1896) was from Gilmanton, New Hampshire. His roots are in rural New England. Aside from Mudgett, his relatives had the surnames Page and Price. My e-book looks Herman Mudgett's ancestry from the family's origins in Exeter and Norfolk in England. I have included ancestral information about the mass murderer's wives, his son and daughter, and one of his accomplices.
A Test of Times
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 21,200. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014 by Charisma Business Solutions. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
A Test of Times, written by Antoinette Ratliff, is a personal and intimate story of despair, defeat, and demise; yet success and victory triumphs as Antoinette is taken from near-death to thriving! Learn how she was able to successfully overcome slander, a rocky marriage, death, and even cancer.
A Lion's Despair Alex Karras And NFL Gambling
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Not since the 1946 NFL Championship game had two NFL players been caught up in betting on professional football games. Two New York Giants' players had been banished for their failure to report being approached by gamblers prior to the '46 title game. In 1963 an NFL gambling scandal emerged that was more widespread. It also involved two of the league's elite players, Alex Karras and Paul Hornung.
Behind Closed Doors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
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Life is full of woe. But when it comes to Ramona it seems like fate has dealt her very bad hand. Pitfall after pitfall Ramona can barely stay afloat. Join Ramona as she fights for not only her life but her sanity. Will she land on her feet? Or will she succumb to her circumstances like her enemies intended.
Johnny Torrio Chicago's First Modern Gang Lord
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book was researched from news items relating to Johnny Torrio's income tax evasion trial which began in 1939. Charged with this crime in 1936 this was the first time Torrio's name appeared on a police blotter. I also used more current refs along with news items from the 1920s and later. Torrio retired to Florida after he was run out of Italy by Benito Mussolini who waged a war on hoodlums
The Murder of Pasqualino Lolordo Al Capone Minion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Pasqualino Lolordo headed the Unione Siciliano for only just more than four months. He was an Al Capone plant during an era of gang warfare in Chicago unrivaled in any other era. Perhaps Lolordo's murder was the work of Giuseppe Joe Aiello or it may have been carried out by Sicilians from New York sent to avenge the death of Brooklyn gangster Tony Yale. My book was researched from news clippings.
Oath Keepers: Genesis
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A literal "on rails" thriller.
Chicago's Touhy Gang Rival of Al Capone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Touhy Gang was based in Chicago but carried out robberies of Federal Post Office mail trucks in various states. Two of their most prominent heists were in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sacramento, California. The majority of the Touhys were incarcerated by the time J. Edgar Hoover personally led a raid in Chicago in late 1942 that rounded up several of its members who had escaped from jail.
Verne Sankey Kidnapper and Bootlegger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Verne Sankey kidnapped businessmen in St. Paul, Minnesota and Denver, Colorado. He aspired to abduct athletes Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. Sankey, an Iowan by birth had drifted north to South Dakota and Saskatchewan before returning to the United States in the late 1920s. It was considered likely that Sankey had inside knowledge of the Lindbergh baby's kidnapping as plans were found at his hideout.