American Gangsters, Then and Now. An Encyclopedia by Nate Hendley

By Nate Hendley

American Gangsters, Then and Now: An Encyclopedia levels from Western outlaws respected as Robin Hoods to the Depression's flamboyant bootleggers and financial institution robbers to the past due twentieth century's drug kingpins and "Dapper Dons." it's the first entire source at the gangster's old evolution and unshakable grip at the American imagination.American Gangsters, Then and Now tells the tales of a couple of well-known gangsters and gangs—Jesse James and Billy the child, the Black Hand, Al Capone, Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels, the Mafia, Crips and Bloods, and extra. averting sensationalism, the easy entries comprise biographical pictures and old historical past for every topic, in addition to debts of notorious robberies, killings, and different occasions, all good documented with either archival newspapers and wide examine into the documents of the FBI. Readers will comprehend the households, the locations, and the days that produced those enormous criminals, in addition to the general public attitude that frequently stumbled on them sympathetic and heroic.

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The remark was apparently intended as a compliment, but the young beauty’s escort took it as an insult to her honor. The escort happened to be the girl’s brother. His name was Frank Gallucio and he felt bound to defend his sister’s good name. Infuriated by Capone’s crack, Gallucio leapt to his feet and punched the fresh interloper. A fight ensued. Gallucio suddenly produced a knife and slashed the young bartender on the face three times. Then he grabbed his sister and ran out of the place. Capone ended up with a four-inch slash mark on his left cheek, a two-inch gash on the left side of his jaw, and a third wound behind his left ear.

A census from June 18, 1868, placed the widow (identified as “Catherine McCarty”) and sons William and Joseph in Indiana. While in Indiana, Catherine Bonney, William “Billy the Kid” | 19 met a man named William Antrim, whom she married on March 1, 1873. Shortly after the wedding, the Antrim family moved to Silver City, New Mexico. Catherine opened a boarding house to supplement the family income. William Antrim tried his hand at panning for silver. When Catherine died of tuberculosis in September 1874, her two boys were shuttled around various foster homes.

His death galvanized his ranch hands. A faction led by Brewer dubbed themselves “The Regulators” and sought justice. Billy was part of this group. A day after their boss was assassinated, the Regulators tried to serve arrest warrants on his killers. The group was disarmed instead, and taken prisoner by Sheriff William Brady, who sided with the Dolan/Murphy gang. At the end of the month, having missed Tunstall’s funeral, Billy and his companions were released from jail. The Regulators gave up their legal fight.

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