Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wante (Google eBook)
The real story of how the federal government finally apprehended and convicted America’s most notorious criminal, Al Capone.
Drawing on recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone’s handwritten personal letters, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation’s most infamous criminal in rich new detail.
From the moment he arrived in Chicago in 1920, Capone found himself in a world with limitless opportunity. Within a few years Capone controlled an illegal bootlegging business with annual revenue rivaling that of some of the nation’s largest corporations. Along the way he corrupted the Chicago police force and local courts while becoming one of the world’s first international celebrities. Legend credits Eliot Ness and his “Untouchables” with apprehending Capone, but Eig shows that this wasn’t so. In Get Capone, the man known as “Scarface” emerges as a complex man, doomed as much by his ego as by his vicious criminality. This is the real Al Capone.
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Review: Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted GangsterUser Review - Rob Deters - Goodreads
A pretty decent and evocative account of how Capone was actually brought down. As a criminal defense lawyer in Chicago I appreciated its fairly accurate recounting of the legal history to his case. A lot of good insight and colorful anecdotes. A great read. Read full review
Review: Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted GangsterUser Review - Lucy Perry - Goodreads
The first time I read the book I was 13. I loved it and I still do. It's a great book full of interesting facts and information. Read full review
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