By William Elliott Hazelgrove
William Hazelgrove presents the intriguing and sprawling historical past at the back of the 1933 World's reasonable, the final of the golden age. He finds the tale of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed the key Six, who beat Al Capone at his personal online game, finishing the gangster period as prohibition was once repealed. the tale of an interesting lady, Sally Rand, who embodied the World's reasonable along with her personal rags to riches tale and taken intercourse into the open. the tale of Rufus and Charles Dawes who gave the reasonable a subject matter after which discovered financing within the worst fiscal occasions the rustic had ever skilled. the tale of the main corrupt mayor of Chicago, William Thompson, who owed his election to Al Capone; and the mayor who him, Anton Cermak, who was once murdered months prior to the reasonable opened through an murderer many acknowledged was once employed by way of Al Capone.
But such a lot of all it’s the tale a couple of urban struggling with for survival within the darkest of instances; and a shining mild of desire known as A Century of Progress.
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Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago by William Elliott Hazelgrove