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Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair Sells Out Barnes and Noble Oakbrook in 50 Minutes

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The story of the Second Fair after Devil in the White City sold out at a first signing at Barnes and Noble in fifty minutes. The 25 hardcovers were snatched up as people wanted to find out what happened at the Second Fair in Chicago where Al Capone threatened to bring the 1933 Fair down.

WGN Interview Rick Kogan Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair

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Booklist Reviews 2017 September #1
In the years leading up to 1933, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two rich Chicago kids, murdered another boy for fun; the U.S. was mired in the Great Depression; Charles Lindbergh’s baby was kidnapped and murdered; Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany; and Al Capone, who had used Prohibition as a way to expand his criminal empire, was the de facto mayor of Chicago, even though he was, technically, a prison inmate. Amid all this turmoil, the Chicago political powers that be thought it would be a great idea to throw a World’s Fair. But how do you fund a $20 million extravaganza when the city is broke? How do you keep the gangsters from running rampant? The fair’s planner promised the people of the city that gangsters “will be gone” by the time of the fair, but how could he possibly follow through? Enter the Secret Six, a group of businessmen who joined forces for a most dangerous mission: to eradicate organized crime in Chicago by the time the fair opened. This is a thrilling and frequently surprising story about larger-than-life people and their larger-than-life ambitions. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

KSIM Interview Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair

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Boston Herald Radio Interview Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair

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Boston Herald Radio Interview Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair

Author Panel Barnes and Noble Vernon Hills 9/29 7PM

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Come Join William Hazelgrove and other authors for a discussion on writing and getting published Friday 7 PM Vernon Hills Barnes and Noble

Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson Tops Summer Reading List

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Madam President Tops Chicago Area Reading List

Great Booklist Review of Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair

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Great Booklist Review of Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair

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Booklist Reviews 2017 September #1
In the years leading up to 1933, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two rich Chicago kids, murdered another boy for fun; the U.S. was mired in the Great Depression; Charles Lindbergh’s baby was kidnapped and murdered; Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany; and Al Capone, who had used Prohibition as a way to expand his criminal empire, was the de facto mayor of Chicago, even though he was, technically, a prison inmate. Amid all this turmoil, the Chicago political powers that be thought it would be a great idea to throw a World’s Fair. But how do you fund a $20 million extravaganza when the city is broke? How do you keep the gangsters from running rampant? The fair’s planner promised the people of the city that gangsters “will be gone” by the time of the fair, but how could he possibly follow through? Enter the Secret Six, a group of businessmen who joined forces for a most dangerous mission: to eradicate organized crime in Chicago by the time the fair opened. This is a thrilling and frequently surprising story about larger-than-life people and their larger-than-life ambitions. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair