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The Resource Al Capone and his American boys : memoirs of a mobster's wife, [edited by] William J. Helmer

Al Capone and his American boys : memoirs of a mobster's wife, [edited by] William J. Helmer

Label
Al Capone and his American boys : memoirs of a mobster's wife
Title
Al Capone and his American boys
Title remainder
memoirs of a mobster's wife
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] William J. Helmer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When her husband was murdered on the orders of Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, Georgette Winkeler--wife of one of Al Capone's 'American Boys'--set out to expose the Chicago Syndicate. After an attempt to publish her story was squelched by the mob, she offered it to the FBI in the mistaken belief that they had the authority to strike at the racketeers who had killed her husband Gus. Discovered 60 years later in FBI files, the manuscript describes the couple's life on the run, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Gus was one of the shooters), and other headline crimes of that period. Prepared for publication by mob expert William J. Helmer, Al Capone and His American Boys is a compelling contemporary account of the heyday of Chicago crime by a woman who found herself married to the mob."--Product description, Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winkeler, Georgette
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.C4
LC item number
W56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Helmer, William J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capone, Al
  • Winkeler, Georgette
  • Winkeler, Gus
  • Murder
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Murder
  • Illinois
Label
Al Capone and his American boys : memoirs of a mobster's wife, [edited by] William J. Helmer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Including the never-before-published manuscript by Georgette Winkeler."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on Georgette and Gus Winkeler -- "A voice from the grave" : the memoir of Georgette Winkeler -- The seventh child -- "For better or for worse" -- Heist guy : Egan's Rats and the cuckoo Gang -- The bad pennies -- Affairs with the police -- Fugitives on the lam -- Workhouse widow -- Gratitude-- and murder -- Flight from St. Louis -- Meet Al Capone -- The Toledo killing -- Frankie Yale -- Murphy's tough skull -- The St. Valentine's Day Massacre -- Hiding out -- On the run -- "Killer" Burke and the policeman's murder -- New face and new fingerprints -- "Killer" Burke on the lam -- Capone to the rescue -- The greatest bank robbery -- Chicago's "Secret Six" -- Enter Father Dwyer -- The shooting of Frank Nitti -- Nitti's revenge -- "The informer" -- The boom days -- A promise kept -- Gus and the planted gun -- Legal beer at last -- Gus Winkeler and the new North Side -- The Kansas City Massacre -- Gus and the "Miller Massacre" -- Beginning of the end -- The syndicate closes in -- The police called it suicide -- "They've taken him to the morgue" -- Gus goes home -- Who killed my husband? --The widow and her world -- "The gas lisped its song of death" -- Rebirth and revenge -- End of the empire -- "Do you see this gun?" -- Confronting the mob -- On the spot -- Resolution -- Georgette talks to the FBI
Control code
ocn664353304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages
Isbn
9780253009692
Lccn
2010038264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)664353304
Label
Al Capone and his American boys : memoirs of a mobster's wife, [edited by] William J. Helmer
Publication
Note
"Including the never-before-published manuscript by Georgette Winkeler."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on Georgette and Gus Winkeler -- "A voice from the grave" : the memoir of Georgette Winkeler -- The seventh child -- "For better or for worse" -- Heist guy : Egan's Rats and the cuckoo Gang -- The bad pennies -- Affairs with the police -- Fugitives on the lam -- Workhouse widow -- Gratitude-- and murder -- Flight from St. Louis -- Meet Al Capone -- The Toledo killing -- Frankie Yale -- Murphy's tough skull -- The St. Valentine's Day Massacre -- Hiding out -- On the run -- "Killer" Burke and the policeman's murder -- New face and new fingerprints -- "Killer" Burke on the lam -- Capone to the rescue -- The greatest bank robbery -- Chicago's "Secret Six" -- Enter Father Dwyer -- The shooting of Frank Nitti -- Nitti's revenge -- "The informer" -- The boom days -- A promise kept -- Gus and the planted gun -- Legal beer at last -- Gus Winkeler and the new North Side -- The Kansas City Massacre -- Gus and the "Miller Massacre" -- Beginning of the end -- The syndicate closes in -- The police called it suicide -- "They've taken him to the morgue" -- Gus goes home -- Who killed my husband? --The widow and her world -- "The gas lisped its song of death" -- Rebirth and revenge -- End of the empire -- "Do you see this gun?" -- Confronting the mob -- On the spot -- Resolution -- Georgette talks to the FBI
Control code
ocn664353304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages
Isbn
9780253009692
Lccn
2010038264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)664353304

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