Thursday, April 2, 2009

Vol. 2, No. 2: April 2009

The City of the Big Shoulders has been on our minds, and the April issue of Informer: The Journal of American Mafia History is packed with interesting tales and little known information about Chicago's underworld:
  • Richard Warner examines the life and times of Windy City Mafia boss Anthony D'Andrea.
  • Thomas Hunt tells of some of Chicago's earliest Mafia leaders in the city's NW section.
  • Bill Feather provides a detailed chart of Chicago Outfit members in the 1920s-40s era.
  • Crime Historian Arthur Bilek describes his law enforcement and writing careers.
  • The Informer responds to a question on the Chicago Heights Mafia.
  • On the occasion of its 80th anniversary, we reflect on the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
... Plus a review of David Critchley's groundbreaking history of the early New York Mafia, A Look Back, book notes and current events.