Al Capone and His American Boys

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Straight from my friend MafiaLife Chris's blog,, I dip into the following post:
There are probably enough books written about Alphonse “Scarface” Capone to fill an entire small library. This, however, is not a book about Capone per se. Think of it more as a first-person account, by an emotionally torn spouse, of man that allegedly participated in the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.Gus Winkeler is the subject, as told by the memoirs - long buried deep in government files – of his wife Georgette Winkeler.

True crime author William J. Helmer (author of Dillinger: The Untold Story and co-author The Complete Public Enemy Almanac with the late Rick Mattix ) introduces the book with a reminder of Georgette’s slightly-biased view (trying to put husband Gus Winkeler in better light). He also provides plenty of historical facts and bios in the back of the book that work to support Georgette’s account and other times to clarify or fill in blanks (Georgette wrote primarily about the characters she had personally met, not other prominent figures such as Jack McGurn – the only man ever charged – never convicted – with the Valentine’s massacre).

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