Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago Audiobook, by William Elliott Hazelgrove Play Audiobook Sample

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago Audiobook

Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago Audiobook, by William Elliott Hazelgrove Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Chris Andrew Ciulla Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781541481008

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Longest Chapter Length:

25:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:07 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

10:23 minutes

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Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression—the story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on the 1933 World's Fair.

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businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed. The story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the World's Fair with her own rags to riches story and brought sex into the open. The story of Rufus and Charles Dawes, who gave the fair a theme and then found financing in the worst economic times the country had ever experienced. The story of the most corrupt mayor of Chicago, William Thompson, who owed his election to Al Capone; and the mayor who followed him, Anton Cermak, who was murdered months before the fair was opened by an assassin many said was hired by Al Capone.

But most of all, it's a story about a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times; and a shining light of hope called A Century of Progress.

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Hazelgrove becomes with each book a better writer . . . fascinating and fabulous . . . deserves to be as successful as The Devil in the White City

— Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, WGN Rick Kogan Show 

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About William Elliott Hazelgrove

William Elliott Hazelgrove has a master’s degree in history and is the bestselling author of more than ten books, including Forging a President and Madam President. He also runs a cultural blog, The View from Hemingway’s Attic.

About Chris Andrew Ciulla

Chris Andrew Ciulla, an Earphones Award–winning narrator with over 350 credits, is an on-screen actor, voice actor, host, boxing analyst, and radio personality. He has performed characters for the popular video game series Fallout and Mafia, and can be heard frequently voicing commercial campaigns. A versatile performer with over twenty-five years of experience, he produces original audio content under his own production banner, Leonardo Audio.