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Murder and Mayhem in Chicago's Vice Districts

$19.99
Murder and Mayhem in Chicago's Vice Districts

ISBN: 9781596296923
Condition: New
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Size: 6 x 9 in.
Pages: 110
Publisher: The History Press
Publish Place: Charleston, SC
Publish Date:

From the very beginning, Chicago thrived on its reputation as a wide-open town. After the Great Fire, no part of the city was rebuilt more quickly than the vice districts, where bribed cops and brutal force emboldened professional wickedness to celebrate itself with gala events like the First Ward Ball, begun in honor of a madamís pianist and often so crowded that passed-out drunks couldnít even fall to the floor. Randolph Street was nicknamed Gamblerís Row because men gambled with their lives by visiting it. In Little Hell, guns and knives could be rented by the hour. In these seedy areas only put to sleep by Mickey Finnís knockout drinks or Gentle Annieís knockout punches, it is no wonder that Detective Woolridge kept seventy-five disguises, made twenty thousand arrests and was shot at forty-four times.

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