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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeffery Gusfield  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1948 in Peoria, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.deadlyvalentines.com/
-- Jeffery Gusfield on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jeffery+gusfield


Illinois Connection

Gusfield is a native Chicagoan. He has a MLS from Lake Forest College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeffrey Gusfield has a BFA from Drake University. It was there that he learned history was the best theater. He has been researching Vincent Gebardi and Louise Rolfe for over forty years. Jeff is considered a "gangsterologist," a new term for historians specializing in the American Prohibition and Depression Era gangsters and outlaws. This term was coined by the late, great crime expert, Rick Mattix. Prior to his writing career, Gusfield was a fine art dealer for 35 years.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Deadly valentines :
ISBN: 1613740921. OCLC Number: 757472685

Chicago Review Press,. .

Reveals the lives of the iconic American gangster and his blonde alibi for the Valentines Day Massacre.

Additional Title Information

  • Deadly Valentines: The Story of Capone's Henchman "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, His Blonde Alibi

    , Chicago Review Press, 2012


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