He was known as „Umbrella Mike“, a hard man among the rich and famous of the New York high society, his sharply cocked fedora, braod irish face and ever-present cigar setting him apart from the celebrities. Umbrella Mike was Michael Joseph Boyle, the corrupt leader of Chicago's most powerful union and a gangster in friendly terms with Al Capone. Passionate about high class cars, he was one of the few who could affort motor racing in the time of depression. In 1937, the prestigious Vanderbilt Cup was held in Long Island. Author Brock Yates chronicles the dramatic events that unfolded during this most controversials or races.
Publiher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Author: Brock Yates
Size: 13 x 20 cm
Photos: 12 in b/w