Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone

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Da Capo Press, 1992 - Criminals - 409 pages
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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User Review  - JazzFeathers - LibraryThing

"The Life and Time of Al Capone", this is really a book with two souls. I liked the first part of the book a lot. This is the part devoted to the time of Al Capone, starting in his childhood ... Read full review


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I bought this item as a gift for my boyfriend who hasnt quite finished the book yet. At this time though he has enjoyed the thoroughness of this biography and how descriptive the author was with the description of what Al Capone looked like. So far great book for great price! Read full review



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