Al Capone's Pineapple Primary
Many Americans are familiar with Al Capone's mobster rule over the city of Chicago during the Prohibition Era, but few know about his violent involvement in the so-called "Pineapple Primary." How far would Capone go to see his chosen man elected, and how many lives would be lost in the process?
John Kobler, Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone, Da Capo Press, (2003).
"History Files: Al Capone", Chicago History Museum.
Virgil Peterson, Barbarians in Our Midst: A History of Chicago Crime and Politics, Little, Brown (1962).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)
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