Prohibition Pittsburgh

Prohibition Pittsburgh

by Richard Gazarik

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Overview

Pittsburgh is a hardworking city. And hard workers sometimes enjoy the occasional spirit. So, when Prohibition hit the Steel City, it created a level of violence and corruption residents had never witnessed. Illegal producers ran stills in kitchens, basements, bathroom tubs, warehouses and even abandoned distilleries. War between gangs of bootleggers resulted in a number of murders and bombings that placed Pittsburgh on the same level as New York City and Chicago in criminal activity. John Bazzano ordered the killing of the Volpe brothers but did so without the permission of Mafia bosses. His battered body was later found on the street in Brooklyn. Author Richard Gazarik details the shady side of the Steel City during a tumultuous era.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439662793
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 861,659
File size: 2 MB

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