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Description - The First Vice Lord by Art Bilek

This is the astonishing true story of the life and death of Big Jim Colosimo and Chicago's infamous segregated red-light district - the Levee."The First Vice Lord" tells the story of an immigrant Italian youngster who grew up in the tenements of Chicago, where he started life as a lowly street-sweeper, only to become the city's most notorious vice lord - and the man who brought Al Capone to the city.It is a story told against the backdrop of the fight between an open red-light district so famous it was known to the crown heads of Europe and the evangelists, crusaders, and headline hungry newspaper editors who wanted it shut down.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581826395
ISBN-10: 1581826397
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Art Bilek

Art Bilek was the chief of the Cook County Sheriff's Police, a member of the Chicago Crime Commission, and a professor at Layola University.