Murder City

Murder City

The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties

Book - 2007
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"Things began as they usually did: Someone shot someone else." So begins a chapter of Michael Lesy's disturbingly satisfying account of Chicago in the 1920s, the epicenter of murder in America. A city where daily newspapers fell over each other to cover the latest mayhem. A city where professionals and amateurs alike snuffed one another out, and often for the most banal of reasons, such as wanting a Packard twin-six. Men killing men, men killing women, women killing mencrimes of loot and love. Just as Lesy's first book, Wisconsin Death Trip, subverted the accepted notion of the Gay Nineties, so Murder City gives us the dark side of the Jazz Age. Lesy's sharp, fearless storytelling makes a compelling case that this collection of criminals may be the progenitors of our modern age.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393060300
0393060306
Branch Call Number: 364.1523
Characteristics: 344 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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SLPL_BizGovLaw Nov 08, 2016

Not quite Sin City but both feature cities that are crumbling due to crime.


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