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Inventing the Public Enemy - by David E. Ruth

Inventing the Public Enemy - by David E. Ruth American History Biographies Famous Historical Events Famous People Social Studies Trials Legends and Legendary People Crimes and Criminals

When the Federal government bans what people want, people tend to get what they want no matter what laws are in effect.  As drugs are illegal today, alcohol was illegal between 1918-1934. 

When the law holds that drugs and alcohol are illegal, those substances often become products which are bought and sold via gangs.  Large sums of money change hands and violence often holds the whole process together.

Such was the case with a gangster named Al Capone.  David E. Ruth tells us more about Capone and his "bloody career."  Thanks to University of Chicago Press (the publisher) and Google Books, parts of this work are available for online reading.


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Book-cover image available, courtesy University of Chicago Press and Google Books.

 

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