Hello, and welcome to A Smile And A Gun! Here you’ll find interesting historical tidbits about Chicago during the Roaring Twenties, when Al Capone ruled the streets, politicians were on the make, jazz was hot, and the booze could kill quicker than a bullet from the Beer Wars!
Most of the content here comes from the many hours of research I’ve done for a novel I’m working on. During my research I’ve come across a lot of interesting information that I can’t work into my novels–so I thought I’d make it into a blog instead. While I’m no certified historian, I’ve done my best to cite my sources where appropriate. Hopefully, you’ll find all these tidbits just as entertaining and educational as I did. Enjoy! 🙂