Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone

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Da Capo Press, 1992 - Criminals - 409 pages
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The public called him Scarface; the FBI called him Public Enemy Number One; his associates called him Snorky. But Capone is the name most remember. And John Kobler’s Capone is the definitive biography of this most brutal and flamboyant of the underground kings—an intimate and dramatic book that presents a complete view of Al Capone and his gaudy era. Here is Capone’s story: his violent childhood in Brooklyn, his lieutenancy to Johnny Torrio, his rise in the ranks of the underworld, the notorious St. Valentine Massacre, his eventual control of the entire city of Chicago, and his decline during his imprisonment in Alcatraz. Capone was the ultimate gangster, and Capone is the ultimate in gangster biographies—a classic in the literature of crime.

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Review: Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone

User Review  - Jeffrey - Goodreads

Capone : the Life and World of Al Capone by John Kobler John Kobler took the effort to write this biography about Al Capone. He probably wrote the best biography about this man that was ever written ... Read full review

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I've always been fascinated by the mafia - and this book takes place right in the heyday of organized crime throughout the United States. Al Capone, who is most well-known for his bootlegging ... Read full review



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