Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime

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Five Rivers Chapmanry, Jun 21, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography
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Crime writer Nate Hendley examines the life and crimes of Al Capone, the world's most famous gangster, during his brief reign over corrupt, Prohibition-era Chicago. A fresh, personal look at this iconic figure.

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While not a huge fan of nonfiction, I do normally enjoy a good true crime novel so I requested this book when it was made available on a free give-away. The information about Al Capone's life and ... Read full review

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"AL CAPONE" BY NATE HENDLEY I have always been somewhat fascinated by the mob life. This book read as a documentary in part and was extremely informative. I have always heard about Al Capone and read ... Read full review


The Apprenticeship of Alphonse Capone
Sweet Home Chicago
Pistols and Prostitutes
A New Crime King is Crowned
Machine Gun Medley
Miami Getaway
Valentine Greetings from Big Al
Public BenefactorPublic Enemy
Crime King at Bay
Crime King Cornered
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Nate Hendley was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1966 but grew up in Waterloo, ON. From 1985 - 1989, he attended Trent University in Peterborough, ON, and graduated with an Honours BA in Cultural Studies. In 1990 he returned to school to study journalism at Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON. Shortly thereafter, he began freelancing. Since the early 1990s, Nate has written hundreds of news articles, features, profiles, investigative pieces, advertorials, corporate stories and public relations items. His writing credits include The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Marketing Magazine, eye weekly, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Journal. He is particularly adept at writing about political, social and cultural issues, automotive, high-tech and business topics and health-related concerns. In addition to his work as a journalist, he is a published author, formerly with Altitude Publishing, and now with Five Rivers. Nate has also published two children's books with Jackfruit Press of Toronto: Jean Chretien: The Scrapper Who Climbed His Way to the Top (2005) and William Lyon Mackenzie King: The Loner Who Kept Canada Together (2006). Nate has also written two books, Bonnie and Clyde: A Biography (published 2007) and American Gangsters (published 2010) for U.S. firm ABC-CLIO. Nate is the Ontario Regional Director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. PWAC is a national organization that represents the interests of freelance writers. Nate lives in Toronto with a demanding cat. He has a website at and a blog at

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