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By Anne Margaret Anderson

Philadelphia prepared Crime within the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties explores a little-known yet lively bankruptcy of the Quaker City�s background. The hoodlums, hucksters, and racketeers of Prohibition-era Philadelphia offered bootleg booze, peddled illicit medicinal drugs, ran numbers, and operated prostitution and assurance earrings. one of the attention-grabbing personalities that created and contributed to the Philadelphia crime scene of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties have been empire developers like Mickey Duffy, often called �Prohibition�s Mr. Big,� and Max �Boo Boo� Hoff, dubbed the �King of the Bootleggers�; the violent Lanzetti brothers, who ran their very own unlawful firm; mobster Harry �Nig Rosen� Stromberg, a brand new York transplant; and the arsenic widows poison ring, which really expert in fraud and homicide. Bringing to gentle infrequent photos and forgotten characters, the authors chronicle the underworld of Philadelphia within the interwar period. The upheaval because of the gangs and teams herein mirrors the frenzied cultural and political shifts of the Roaring Twenties and the austere 1930s.

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