Umbrella Mike


Brock Yates

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Umbrella Mike is Michael Joseph Boyle, the corrupt leader of Chicago’s most powerful union and on friendly terms with Al Capone. Umbrella Mike was one of the few who could afford the luxury of racing during the hardship of the Depression. In 1937, dogged by adverse publicity and a barrage of disasters, the prestigious Vanderbilt Cup was held on Long Island. This book remarkably chronicles the dramatic events that unfolded during this most controversial of races — pitting against one another a Nazi poster child, a German-hating Swiss, and the brilliant American underdog who has a trick or two up his sleeve.