The Bootleggers

The Bootleggers

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No single law ever spawned greater violence than the law enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1920 banning the sale and manufacture of alcohol. By Kenneth Allsop.

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No single law ever spawned greater violence than the law enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1920 banning the sale and manufacture of alcohol.

For the next thirteen years, when the disastrous folly of Prohibition was at last repealed, illegal drinks’ rackets created an entirely new breed of ruthless criminal, men like Al Capone, Johnny Torrio, Dion O’banion and Big Jim Colosimo. They were Bootleggers. They centred on Chicago and their horrific gang warfare caused a total breakdown in the legal and moral standard of that city, which they ruled without fear of punishment.

This is their story, told with dexterity, expertise and vigour by master writer Kenneth Allsop.

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