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By Edith Gelles

“Fascinating...Gelles has supplied a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period’s matters and heritage is clear on each web page. Her therapy of the family... [is] written with realizing and sensitivity... however it is her power as a feminist historian that makes her remedy of Abigail the main gripping... masterful and captivating.”
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“A landmark... Well-organized and expertly composed, the ebook is a magnificent addition to the nation’s written history.”
Oklahoma urban Oklahoman

Readers who loved Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No traditional Time, Cokie Roberts’s Founding Mothers, and David McCullough’s John Adams will love “this eminently readable… fascinating and delicate, but candid and unflinching joint biography” (Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the USA, 1815-1848) of America’s unique “power couple”: Abigail and John Adams.

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But some men in the cloak makers group ran into the street to prevent the car from leaving. The panicked mobsters fired some twenty-five bullets into the crowd, wounding six men and the lemonade vendor’s donkey. Police from the nearby Fifth Street station who got a glimpse of the tussle on Second Avenue commandeered an automobile and chased the fleeing Hudson through the streets of lower Manhattan. The hit men managed to elude the pursuers. Lawmen later found Joe the Boss sitting in his bedroom while soaking his aching feet in a basin of warm water after running 46 The Ri se for his life.

Capone could stay in touch by telephone, or members of the outfit could come to Palm Island, or he could, when necessary, venture back to Chicago. For example, from his Florida vacation home on Palm Island Capone orchestrated the murder of Frankie Yale, his old mentor from his Brooklyn days. Yale’s transgression against Capone was twofold: first, as the national head of the Unione Sicilione based in New York, Yale was reported to have been plotting with the banished Joseph Aiello to overthrow Joe Lombardo of the Chicago branch; second, Aiello was suspected of selling liquor to the Capone organization and then hijacking that same liquor so that he could resell it.

11 In fact, Rothstein’s love of poker did him in. He was shot in a hotel room at the Park Central Hotel on the evening of November 5, 1928. The wound was in his abdomen, and he died the next day. It is likely that he was killed over a $320,000 loss he suffered when playing poker at the hotel, a loss he refused to pay because he thought the game was rigged. We will never know for sure. 12 The code of silence had prevailed once again. Louis “Lepke” Buchalter Rothstein became prominent in the underworld mainly for his ability to bankroll criminal enterprises.

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