Daniel Waugh grew up in Northwest Detroit. After hearing stories of the Purple Gang as a teen, curiosity got the better of him. In the two decades since, Waugh accrued a vast knowledge of this country’s Prohibition-era mobsters and has spoken both in person and on radio about this topic. He is also the author of Egan’s Rats and Gangs of St. Louis.
Daniel is pictured left holding one of the actual Tommy Guns used in the
St. Valentines Day Massacre.