Not Just Our Time: "The Year Of Fear"
We attach a certain level of cinematic romance to the gangsters of the Prohibition era.
But they were just as scary in their time as our drug cartels and their operatives are today.
And Joe Urschel gives us an idea of just how scary in his book The Year of Fear.
The year in question is 1933, a critical turning point year, both because Prohibition ended and because it was a year in which the FBI began coming into its own as a major force.
Urschel, the executive director of the National Law Enforcement Museum, visits The Exchange.