Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang

Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang

Book - 2008
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Arcadia Publishing
Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang is a photographic history of one of the most notorious organized crime groups of the 20th century. The photographs chronologically follow the evolution of the Purples from their days as a juvenile street gang through their rise to power and eventual self-destruction. Using rare police department mug shots and group photographs, the book transports readers through the dark side of Prohibition-era Detroit history. Detroit had a gold rush atmosphere and a thriving black market during the 1920s that attracted gangsters and unsavory characters from all over the country.

Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9780738552385
0738552380
Branch Call Number: 977.434 K178d
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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