CULTURAL HISTORY

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Paperback, 8.75 x 11.75 in. / 232 pgs / 200 color.

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Bullets for Dead Hoods

An Encyclopedia of Chicago Mobsters, c. 1933

Introduction by John Corbett.

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This haunting dossier—anonymously assembled and found in a thrift store—gives an unprecedented and intimate lowdown on the Chicago mafia

Writer, curator, and gallerist John Corbett struck thrift gold at a going-out-of-business Chicago junk shop when he stumbled onto a browned and brittle manuscript intimately documenting the Chicago mob of the early 1930s. The tone of its typewritten and hand-annotated pages immediately grabbed him—sensationalistic and funny, they read like an embellished police blotter, naming names, listing addresses, and recounting crimes. For all of the dossier’s texture and personality, however, Corbett could find no clues as to the identity of its author.

Presented here in facsimile in order to capture its distinctive materiality, Bullets for Dead Hoods: An Encyclopedia of Chicago Mobsters, c. 1933 offers a detailed rundown on the Chicago Outfit through 140 noir character sketches, which range from the infamous—Al Capone, George “Bugs” Moran, the Everleigh Sisters—to their lesser-known aiders and abettors. Whoever dared to put this testament together was clearly someone with access to information—a cop? a reporter? a bitter mafioso?—but who would’ve risked sharing these particulars, and why, is a mystery that will likely never be solved. What we are left with is this idiosyncratic introduction to a storied chapter in Chicago history that knits the city together in a new way.

In addition to the full-color manuscript, Bullets for Dead Hoods includes related documentary material, an introduction by John Corbett, a compilation of more than 400 locations referenced in the manuscript, and a pull-out map of Chicago that pinpoints hundreds of street addresses.


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Venice On A Plate

VENICE ON A PLATE

Text by Enrica Rocca. Photographs by Jean-Pierre Gabriel.

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831715041
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 3/4/2014
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Ayrton Senna

AYRTON SENNA

Text by Giorgio Terruzzi. Photographs by Ercole Colombo.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857231532
USD $50.00
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Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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Capri by the Sea

CAPRI BY THE SEA

By Patrick Howlett-Martin.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861307940
USD $59.00
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Pub Date: 5/5/2009
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Bullets for Dead Hoods

BULLETS FOR DEAD HOODS

Introduction by John Corbett.

SOBERSCOVE PRESS

ISBN: 9781940190266
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Pub Date: 10/20/2020
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Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station

INTERIOR SPACE: A VISUAL EXPLORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Text by Paolo Nespoli, Roland Miller, Alice Gorman, Justin St. P. Walsh, Jeffrey S. Nesbit.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862087322
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 10/13/2020
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Beyond the Earth

BEYOND THE EARTH

ATELIER ÉDITIONS

ISBN: 9781733622035
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 6/14/2022
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Art and Decoration

ART AND DECORATION

By Oscar Wilde.

ART / BOOKS VINTAGE CLASSICS

ISBN: 9781908970541
USD $19.95
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Pub Date: 1/5/2021
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Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875–1900

OSCAR WILDE'S ITALIAN DREAM 1875–1900

By Renato Miracco. Introduction by Philip Kennicott.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862087148
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Pub Date: 4/7/2020
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OSMOS Magazine: Issue 20

OSMOS MAGAZINE: ISSUE 20

Edited by Cay Sophie Rabinowiz. Text by Kelly Sidley, Tom McDonough, Mariah Garnett.

OSMOS

ISBN: 9780991660841
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Pub Date: 3/21/2020
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Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition

BLACK LIVES 1900: W.E.B. DU BOIS AT THE PARIS EXPOSITION

Introduction by Jacqueline Francis, Stephen G. Hall. Foreword by David Adjaye. Contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

REDSTONE PRESS

ISBN: 9781942884538
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Pub Date: 10/29/2019
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New York: Club Kids

NEW YORK: CLUB KIDS

By Walt Cassidy. Foreword by Mark Holgate.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862086578
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Pub Date: 11/26/2019
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Kabbalah

KABBALAH

KERBER

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