Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair : the end of the gangster era in Chicago / William Elliott Hazelgrove.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Peabody PL - Columbia City||NON-FICTION 977.311 HAZELGROVE (Text)||30403002274108||Adult - Non-Fiction||Checked out||12/06/2017|
|Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library||977.3 HAZ (Text)||70741000147023||Adult Non Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781442272262
- Physical Description: xiii, 261 pages ; photographs ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 
- Copyright: ©2017
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| "William Elliott 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businessmen, dubbed the Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as Prohibition was repealed. He also details the story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the ideals of the World's Fair with her own rags-to-riches story and brought sex into the open, as well as the story of Rufus and Charles Dawes, who gave the fair a theme and found financing during the worst economic times the country had ever experienced. But most of all, it's the story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times, as well as a shining light of hope called A Century in Progress.
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|Subject:||Chicago (Ill.) > History > 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) > Civilization > 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) > Social conditions > 20th century.
Century of Progress International Exposition 1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)