Al Capone’s Miami Gardens
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PROHIBITION CRIME HISTORY BOOKS

By our Good Friend and Prohibition Crime Expert:

William J Helmer (Just Google Him)

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre: The Untold Story of the Gangland Bloodbath That Brought Down Al Capone.  The machine-gun murders of seven men on the morning of February 14, 1929, by killers dressed as cops became the gangland crime of the century."" Or so the story went. Since then it has been featured in countless histories, biographies, movies, and television specials. 'The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, ' however, is the first book-length treatment of the subject, and it challenges the commonly held assumption that Al Capone ordered the slayings to gain supremacy in the Chicago underworld. "" Al Capone and His American Boys: Memoirs of a Mobster's Wife:  When her husband was murdered on the orders of Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, Georgette Winkeler -- wife of one of Al Capone's "American Boys" -- set out to expose the Chicago Syndicate. After an attempt to publish her story was squelched by the mob, she offered it to the FBI in the mistaken belief that they had the authority to strike at the racketeers who had killed her husband Gus. Discovered 60 years later in FBI files, the manuscript describes the couple's life on the run, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Gus was one of the shooters), and other headline crimes of that period. John Dillinger - The Untold Story: While researching a book on Depression-era outlaws, Playboy editor William J. Helmer stumbled upon a 600-page manuscript on John Dillinger. Written in the 1930s by G. Russell Girardin but never published, Dillinger: The Untold Story is a captivating and revealing account of Dillinger's life and crimes, based in part on information given to Girardin by the outlaw's lawyer, Louis Piquett, shortly after Dillinger's death.  Though a series of articles written by Girardin and Piquett appeared in various newspapers at the time, the manuscript continued to yellow on the shelf for half a century until Helmer met Girardin and agreed to help get it published. This anniversary edition is filled with more illustrations and new information from FBI files and other sources, making it a rich and authentic slice of American history and a feast for true crime buffs.  Johhny Depp, the starring actor in Public Enemies, used Bill Helmer’s book as his official reference when filiming the movie. The Wisdom of Al Capone:  A collection of Al Capone's infamous quotes with gangland crime photographs from Chicago during Prohibition. The author provides a new and revised account of the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, photographs and story from a first time ever published location of a secret Al Capone roadhouse, with more history on the `Chicago Typewriter¿ a.k.a. the Thompson submachine gun, Machinegun Jack McGurn and Doctor Reinhart Schwimmer who was the seventh victim in the massacre.  This booklet is now available exclusively over-the-counter at Edwin’s Roadhouse aka Miami Gardens in Peotone, Illinois.
Al Capones’s Miami Gardens

PROHIBITION CRIME

HISTORY BOOKS

By our Good Friend and Prohibition Crime Expert:

William J Helmer (Just Google Him)

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre: The Untold Story of the Gangland Bloodbath That Brought Down Al Capone.  The machine-gun murders of seven men on the morning of February 14, 1929, by killers dressed as cops became the gangland crime of the century."" Or so the story went. Since then it has been featured in countless histories, biographies, movies, and television specials. 'The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, ' however, is the first book-length treatment of the subject, and it challenges the commonly held assumption that Al Capone ordered the slayings to gain supremacy in the Chicago underworld. "" Al Capone and His American Boys: Memoirs of a Mobster's Wife:  When her husband was murdered on the orders of Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, Georgette Winkeler -- wife of one of Al Capone's "American Boys" -- set out to expose the Chicago Syndicate. After an attempt to publish her story was squelched by the mob, she offered it to the FBI in the mistaken belief that they had the authority to strike at the racketeers who had killed her husband Gus. Discovered 60 years later in FBI files, the manuscript describes the couple's life on the run, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Gus was one of the shooters), and other headline crimes of that period. John Dillinger - The Untold Story: While researching a book on Depression-era outlaws, Playboy editor William J. Helmer stumbled upon a 600-page manuscript on John Dillinger. Written in the 1930s by G. Russell Girardin but never published, Dillinger: The Untold Story is a captivating and revealing account of Dillinger's life and crimes, based in part on information given to Girardin by the outlaw's lawyer, Louis Piquett, shortly after Dillinger's death.  Though a series of articles written by Girardin and Piquett appeared in various newspapers at the time, the manuscript continued to yellow on the shelf for half a century until Helmer met Girardin and agreed to help get it published. This anniversary edition is filled with more illustrations and new information from FBI files and other sources, making it a rich and authentic slice of American history and a feast for true crime buffs.  Johhny Depp, the starring actor in Public Enemies, used Bill Helmer’s book as his official reference when filiming the movie. The Wisdom of Al Capone:  A collection of Al Capone's infamous quotes with gangland crime photographs from Chicago during Prohibition. The author provides a new and revised account of the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, photographs and story from a first time ever published location of a secret Al Capone roadhouse, with more history on the `Chicago Typewriter¿ a.k.a. the Thompson submachine gun, Machinegun Jack McGurn and Doctor Reinhart Schwimmer who was the seventh victim in the massacre.  This booklet is now available exclusively over-the-counter at Edwin’s Roadhouse aka Miami Gardens in Peotone, Illinois.
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