John G. Mitchell

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John G. Mitchell is a regular contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE . In preparing this article, he relied substantially on The Life and World of Al Capone by John Kobler (Fawcett Books, 1977).

Articles by this Contributor

April 1970

"We have permanently safeguarded an irreplaceable primitive area," said President Truman as he dedicated Everglades National Park in 1947. Bit what is permanence, and what is "safeguarded"? Did he speak too soon?

February/March 1978

The National Rifle Association and the Right to Bear Arms

October/November 1978

They went to the woods with rod and gun—and gloves, servants, caviar, and champagne

February/March 1979

What the public wanted, it seemed, was a vice and bootleg business netting sixty million dollars a year-and many gangland funerals