Roger Touhy died in a hail of shotgun blasts near his sister's home in Chicago. Only recently paroled from Stateville Prison, where he was serving a 99-year-sentence for kidnapping, the hoodlum died in the company of his bodyguard. Touhy was one of a number of Irish brothers whose family immigrated to the United States. Three of them died in shootouts before the end of the 1920s.
Billy Ranieri's early fall 1928 kidnapping brought anxiety to Chicago's Little Italy. The 10-year-old's abduction was one of many crimes the Mafia perpetrated in the Italian section. By December the kidnapping trial had began. The day before the trial began "Ole Scully", little Billy's godfather, was slain by thugs who followed him into a restaurant. It was the beginning of a wave of violence.
The world has a way of intruding into your life. Even if you're a lonely writer who lives a secluded life by choice. Sometimes the world has blue eyes, a beautiful face, and trouble trailing it.
A late night walk after too much bourbon leads Vince to a surprising discovery. It starts him on an adventure that just might get him killed.
Daniel A. Serritella was Al Capone's dupe. He acted as a gofer between Scarface and Chicago's Mayor William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson. Serritella rose from committeeman to Illinois State Senator from Chicago. He was also linked to the three Capone men who died violently at the Blue Hour Saloon in April 1930. Capone dominated Chicago's liquor trade, various businesses and instrumental labor unions.
My e-book looks at the career of Charles Cherry Nose Gioe from the 1930s until his assassination in Chicago in October 1954. Gioe was a lieutenant in the Al Capone Chicago crime syndicate. Aside from Tough Tony Accardo and Paul the Waiter Ricca he ranked above other gangsters in the Windy City. A furor began when Gioe and his cohorts were paroled in 1947 after serving only 1/3 of their sentences.
Fake labor union pickets were employed by a coalition of former union members,, an attorney and a private detective. The company the group targeted was a Manhattan photo studio. My book looks at this attempt to defraud a business devised by a former member of the AFL boxcutters union. I also consider extortion by labor unions in general and how it it is especially costly to American business.
Hymie Levine was an integral part of the Al Capone mob which controlled beer, liquor and gambling during the Prohibition era in Chicago. He collected money from speakeasies and gambling dens while paying off corrupt policemen. My ebook is a chronology of information about Hymie Levine and his Mafia associates. I have written the text from newspapers, ancestral records and previous books on Capone.
The Haymarket Affair came about through a chain of events which took place before the demonstrations actually happened. The Civil War was a major event in regards to the history of America because it played a major role in the way that the country progressed. This war was a long and bloody battle which was responsible for draining both the American population and economy.
Estelle Carey was murdered in an extremely violent way on February 2, 1943. Intruders used an ice pick, among other weapons to kill her in he posh Addison Street apartment on Chicago's North Side. The dice giri and photo model was also burned severely when authorities found her. My e-book looks at Estelle Carey's life and the men she spent her time with. Many of them were former Al Capone cronies.
Mad Sam DeStefano was a prominent figure in Chicago crime history until his death in 1973. He was rubbed out by the man he mentored, Tony the Ant Spilotro. Mad Sam was a petty criminal until he joined the Forty-Two gang in 1930. DeStefano has been compared to Chuck Nicoletti in terms of ruthlessness. Along the way Sam acquired the nicknames the Mad Hatter and Marquis de Sade of the syndicate.