Egan's Rats

Egan's Rats

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. William Dint Colbeck November 17, 1890 - February 17, 1943 was a St. Louis politician and organized crime figure involved in bootlegging and illegal gambling. He succeeded William Egan as head of the Egan's Rats bootlegging gang in the early 1920s. Born in North St. Louis, Colbeck joined Egan's Rats in his late teens. In between his gangster jobs, Colbeck trained to work as a plumber. His work in this field resulted in his nickname of "Dinty" or "Dint," as he was most usually called by associates. After the outbreak of World War I, Colbeck joined the U.S. Army in April 1918 and fought as an infantryman with the 89th Infantry Division in France. Upon his return home in 1919, Colbeck became Willie Egan's right hand man in the gang.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135809431
  • 9786135809435