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Description - Chicago Assassin by Richard Shmelter

During the 1920s, Chicago led the way in gangland violence. As a result, many infamous personalities have become legendary in America's criminal history. "Chicago Assassin" is the remarkable story of one such legend - 'Machine Gun' Jack McGurn.Known to have been a well-mannered, law-abiding young man, he changed dramatically when his father was assassinated by the White Hand Gang in a case of mistaken Identity. After avenging his father's death, he came to the attention of Al Capone, who invited him into his organization. It was here that he rose to power and notoriety, with 25 known kills - the most famous of which became known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.In an ironic twist of fate, he was murdered - on Capone's own orders - seven years later on the eve of St. Valentine's Day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581826180
ISBN-10: 1581826184
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Shmelter

Richard Shmelter is a writer and researcher who specializes in American crime between the 1890s and the 1940s.