The Resource Deadly valentines : the story of Capone's henchman "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, his blonde alibi, Jeffrey Gusfield., (electronic resource)

Deadly valentines : the story of Capone's henchman "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, his blonde alibi, Jeffrey Gusfield., (electronic resource)

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Deadly valentines : the story of Capone's henchman "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, his blonde alibi
Title
Deadly valentines
Title remainder
the story of Capone's henchman "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, his blonde alibi
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Gusfield.
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Language
eng
Summary
An engrossing look inside Al Capone's murderous ranks. –Kirkus Almost before the gunsmoke from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre cleared, Chicago police had a suspect: Machine Gun Jack McGurn. They just couldn't find him. But two weeks later police found McGurn and his paramour, Louise May Rolfe, holed up at the Stevens Hotel. Both claimed they were in bed on the morning of the shootings, a titillating alibi that grabbed the public's attention and never let go. Chicago Valentines is one of the most outrageous stories of the Capone era, a twin biography of a couple who defined the extremes and excesses of the Prohibition era in America. McGurn was a prizefighter, professional-level golfer, and the ultimate urban predator and hit man who put the iron in Al Capone's muscle. Rolfe, a beautiful blond dancer and libertine, was the epitome of fashion, rebellion, and wild abandon in a decade that shocked and roared. Every newspaper in the country followed their ongoing story. They were the most spellbinding subject of the new jazz subculture, an unforgettable duo who grabbed headlines and defined the exciting gangland world of 1920s Chicago. The story of Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, two lovers caught in history's spotlight, is more fascinating than any fiction. They were the prototypes for eighty years of gangster literature and cinema, representing a time that never loses its allure. Jeffrey Gusfield, a native Chicagoan, researched the history of Jack McGurn, Louise Rolfe, and the Capone years for more than four decades
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
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Gusfield, Jeffrey
Dewey number
364.1092/277311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.M46543
LC item number
G87 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McGurn, Jack
  • Rolfe, Louise
  • McGurn, Jack
  • Rolfe, Louise
  • Gangsters
  • Organized crime
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TRUE CRIME
  • TRUE CRIME
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Deadly valentines : the story of Capone's henchman "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, his blonde alibi, Jeffrey Gusfield., (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o780531452
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (346 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613740958
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E35B5C95-C526-4534-9E5D-04D12EA62AB5
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  • (Sirsi) o780531452
  • (OCoLC)780531452
Label
Deadly valentines : the story of Capone's henchman "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, his blonde alibi, Jeffrey Gusfield., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o780531452
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (346 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613740958
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E35B5C95-C526-4534-9E5D-04D12EA62AB5
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o780531452
  • (OCoLC)780531452

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