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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Elliott Hazelgrove Narrator: Chris Andrew Ciulla Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781541481008
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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businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed.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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About the Author

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. Visit him at williamhazelgrove.com.

About the Narrator

Chris Andrew Ciulla is a credited actor, host, voice actor, producer, boxing commentator/analyst, and radio personality. In addition to frequent film, television, and on-camera commercial work, he has voiced characters for the popular video game titles Fallout 4 and Mafia III and can be heard in national commercial campaigns. A versatile performer with over fifteen years of experience, he has dedicated his life to entertaining people.