"Al Capone and His American Boys is more than just fascinating history—it's built on the human interest element of living a gangster's life." —mafialifeblog.com
"This is not another Capone book; he is but a tangential figure in this fascinating account.... For true crime and gangster story fans." —Library Journal
"Deemed too hot by its publisher in 1934, this incredible and revealing story sheds new light on major crimes, including the St. Valentine's Day Massacre—the defining moment that cemented Chicago's reputation as a city of criminal mayhem.... A candid look at the era of Capone, Frank Nitti, Georgette’s husband Gus, and a group of Public Enemies who continue to fascinate a new generation of readers." —Richard C. Lindberg, author of The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago's Democratic Machine
"Helmer delights history buffs once more with his research and inimitable style, bringing us the memoirs of a primo gangster's moll. Hers is a first-hand account of being married to one of Al Capone's travelling psycho-circus of killers called the 'American boys' who moved from St. Louis to Chicago to live the gritty gangland life of the Roaring Twenties." —Mario Gomes, www.myalcaponemuseum.com
"Al Capone and his American Boys is highly recommended for those interested in an insider's view of the major criminal events of the Gangster Era." —Informer
About the Author
William J. Helmer is author (with G. Russell Girardin) of Dillinger: The Untold Story (IUP, 1994) and The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar as well as other books on the gangland era.