After being down and out of luck with money in the 1920s, you decide to become an undercover cop and infiltrate the local gangs of Chicago. Work your way up from a lowly messenger till you get to meet “The Big Boss.” But don’t let the gangsters figure out you are working for the cops or you will be in big trouble! Can you bring down the gangs’ operations before you’re outed?
Reading You Wouldn’t Want to be a Chicago Gangster is a fun way to discover just how the gangsters ran things in the 1920s and what it would feel like if you were working for them. Some of the more scandalous gangster operations are left out of the book. However, to get a true picture of the gangs’ behaviors the author does not shy away from mentioning that these were nasty characters who would vandalize, steal, and cheat and that each day could be your last. Read the other books in the “You Wouldn’t Want to…” series for more excitement with history! J 364.106 Mat