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At last an acurate picture of the story to match that gruesome photo,
This review is from: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre: The Untold Story of the Gangland Bloodbath That Brought Down Al Capone (Hardcover)
I have always wondered what the Moran gang was doing in that garage when they were gunned down and always believed the story about the bootleg liquor was somewhat lacking.Considering that the men gunned down were all the upper echelon of the Moran gang(minus "Bugs" luckily for him)how could they have been taken so completely unawares? This book tries to honestly answer the question and is backed up with thorough research.Before you leave this book you'll know pretty much who was all involved.The phony cops and hit-men who blasted Moran's gang were on retainer fees by the Capone mob,and people who are being paid well sometimes will be quick to thank their employer,even at the cost of bad judgement.Was the "heat" against the mob generated by the police and government toward Capone's Organization for the massacre worth the financial loss and bad publicity.Capone it seems was never known for astute political decisions anyway and "what the heck,"one less competetor for the booze and "racket "industry.From a read of this book as you see the blank smile of Capone it reminds one of a Hendrix line "smiling with tombstones in their eyes". As I reached the end I was about to congratulate myself because I have found a book in which there is no"J. Hoover bungling". Then I got to the chapter titled the "Crime Noone wanted Solved".That sounded Machiavellian so I figured out Hoover was in it.Yep!