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The Resource Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair : the end of the gangster era in Chicago, William Elliott Hazelgrove, (electronic resource)

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair : the end of the gangster era in Chicago, William Elliott Hazelgrove, (electronic resource)

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Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair : the end of the gangster era in Chicago
Title
Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair
Title remainder
the end of the gangster era in Chicago
Statement of responsibility
William Elliott Hazelgrove
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Language
eng
Summary
Al Capone and the 1933 World{u2019}s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on The 1933 World's Fair. William Hazelgrove provides the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World's Fair, the last of the golden age. He reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed. The story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the World's Fair with her own rags to riches story and brought sex into the open. The story of Rufus and Charles Dawes who gave the fair a theme and then found financing in the worst economic times the country had ever experienced. The story of the most corrupt mayor of Chicago, William Thompson, who owed his election to Al Capone; and the mayor who followed him, Anton Cermak, who was murdered months before the fair opened by an assassin many said was hired by Al Capone. But most of all it{u2019}s the story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times; and a shining light of hope called A Century of Progress
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1959-
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Hazelgrove, William Elliott
Dewey number
977.3/11
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.5
LC item number
.H39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Century of Progress International Exposition
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
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Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair : the end of the gangster era in Chicago, William Elliott Hazelgrove, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chicago, May 27, 1933 -- Valentine's Day, 1929 -- Chicago's second World's Fair -- WAMPAS baby star -- Public enemy number one -- the white city -- Bootlegging -- The big man -- The big fellah comes home -- The perfect storm -- Financing a fair -- The untouchables -- Birth of the nymphs -- Death in the underground -- Breaking ground -- The secret six -- The modernists -- Lady Godiva -- Horatio Alger returns -- The design -- The secret six get to work -- Beginning to build the rainbow city -- Gold diggers -- Meeting Al Capone -- Water, electric, and the sky ride -- One hundred thousand -- The depression fair -- Nymphs -- Springtime in Chicago -- The sky ride -- The trial of Al Capone -- Color and light -- The plea bargain -- The temple of womanhood -- The bad plea bargain -- Frank Lloyd Wright's fair -- Hayseeds -- The gaseous tube -- The trial of Al Capone -- The disposable fair -- Verdict -- Racing the clock -- Capone on ice -- Lady Godiva again -- Death of the untouchables -- A day at the fair -- Sex at the fair -- A century of progress -- Rags to riches -- End of the fair
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781442272279
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unknown
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cda1c7e8-7866-46c3-8557-e65d2fbb3df2
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe PDF eBook
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
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Label
Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair : the end of the gangster era in Chicago, William Elliott Hazelgrove, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chicago, May 27, 1933 -- Valentine's Day, 1929 -- Chicago's second World's Fair -- WAMPAS baby star -- Public enemy number one -- the white city -- Bootlegging -- The big man -- The big fellah comes home -- The perfect storm -- Financing a fair -- The untouchables -- Birth of the nymphs -- Death in the underground -- Breaking ground -- The secret six -- The modernists -- Lady Godiva -- Horatio Alger returns -- The design -- The secret six get to work -- Beginning to build the rainbow city -- Gold diggers -- Meeting Al Capone -- Water, electric, and the sky ride -- One hundred thousand -- The depression fair -- Nymphs -- Springtime in Chicago -- The sky ride -- The trial of Al Capone -- Color and light -- The plea bargain -- The temple of womanhood -- The bad plea bargain -- Frank Lloyd Wright's fair -- Hayseeds -- The gaseous tube -- The trial of Al Capone -- The disposable fair -- Verdict -- Racing the clock -- Capone on ice -- Lady Godiva again -- Death of the untouchables -- A day at the fair -- Sex at the fair -- A century of progress -- Rags to riches -- End of the fair
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781442272279
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cda1c7e8-7866-46c3-8557-e65d2fbb3df2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe PDF eBook
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
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