The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
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 The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre is the first book-length treatment of the machine-gun murders of seven men on the morning of February 14, 1929, by killers dressed as police officers. Challenging the commonly held assumption that Al Capone ordered the wholesale slayings to gain supremacy in the Chicago underworld, authors William J. Helmer and Arthur J. Bilek assert the crime was a case of bad timing and poor judgment by a secret crew from St. Louis known to Capone’s mostly Italian mob as the “American boys.” Based on reliable evidence, including news accounts of the time, a 1935 manuscript written by one of the gunmen’s widows and the confession of a lookout, The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre is a fresh look at the crime that signaled the beginning of the end for Al Capone.

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  • Author: William J. Helmer & Arthur J. Bilek
  • Paperback
  • Print length: 317 pages
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
  • ISBN: 978-1-58182-549-7