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Capone: A Photographic Portrait of America's Most Notorious Gangster Kindle Edition

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Length: 144 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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About the Author

The Chicago Tribune, founded in 1847, is the flagship newspaper of the Tribune Company. Its staff comprises dedicated, award-winning journalists who have authored many best-selling books.

Jonathan Eig is the best-selling author of Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig and Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season. His most recent book is Get Capone, which The New York Times called a "gore-spattered thriller." A former senior writer for The Wall Street Journal, Eig lives in Chicago with his wife and children.

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  • File Size: 9158 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Agate Digital (July 17, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 17, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O6AN54
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #650,214 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Did you ever notice that books on crime in the 1930s always run the same old photographs of Al Capone, who's arguably America's most famous criminal? Given that status, I kept thinking why someone hasn't put together a comprehensive book featuring all - or lots of - pictures of this gangster legend. Well, it turns out the Chicago Tribune company had the same idea and the result is CAPONE, A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS GANGSTER. Published in 2013 by the CT company, it offers up 140 pages of Capone & Company.

The pix found in the book were from the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, CHICAGO HERALD-EXAMINER and CHICAGO AMERICAN archives.The pix are arranged in chapters on 'The Man and His Family,' 'Capone and the Law,' 'Mob Targets' and 'Capone's Death.' They portray his home, family members, Chicago street scenes, various law enforcement officials, other gangsters and Al in court, at Cubs games, talking with reporters, at poolside, posing with his mother, etc. Contemporary articles from the three newspapers compliment the images.

Given all the grim-faced shots of Capone used and re-used over the years, it's fascinating how many of the pix found in CAPONE show him smiling, relaxed, self-confident and well-dressed. (His nickname among friends was 'Snorky,' slang for a dandy dresser!). Imagine that.

In any case, CAPONE is a intriguing photographic look at a legendary gangster. Recommended.
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The pictures are explained,but there is very little extra. I did enjoyed the pictures. Now I need to refresh my memory about Al Capone' s trials. More dialogue would have been nice.
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There's something about looking at a photo book on an iPad that doesn't work for me. I wish, instead I had the book in hard cover. The photos are intriguing but I need it on paper.
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There are many photos in this collection I've never seen and over the years i've searched for many Capone-era pictures and information. Most of these have never been published in any other venue that i know of, The clarity and quality of almost every photo is crisp and clear. Not only will history buffs enjoy this, but automobile lovers as well.

I should point out that I was able to view these photos for free, as i had a free promotional coupon from Amazon to purchase the collection. But I definitely would have paid to see these photos. I should also point out that while the photos are unique, there aren't that many of them. Is it worth the $3.84 current price? If you're a Chicago and/or crime history buff, definitely yes.
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I got the Kindle version of this book and thought the pictures were of great quality and loved that I could maximize them and zoom on my iPad. The pictures give you an idea of just how big a deal Al Capone really was. There were crowds at everything!

One warning is that there are a couple pictures of assassinated individuals that may be hard to see or inappropriate for some including the famous St. Valentine's Day Massacre scene. Other than that I found the pictures of the Capone family fascinating. Also, one of the pictures of a funeral had arrows that they said were for unknown purposes. my guess is they're pointing out possible guns in the crowd. Looked that way to me, but it's just conjecture.
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This book is exactly as stated. Pictures, mostly from the Tribune, with a short description. The good deserves five stars, except for the subject, he deserves no stars. But, I have to admit, I was interested in seeing the photos. Growing up watching movies about Capone, didn't much need the descriptions. If you are interested in Capone, or U.S. history, this book has great pictures.
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I have always been fascinated with the mafia and these pictures of Al Capone and the gang are wonderful. I know some Italians are upset with the image and I don't blame them. I am just interested in crime. Remember, plenty of them were Irish and Jewish. The pictures are of an era that many of us don't remember personally but the cars and clothes are really wonderful.
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If you got in on it inexpensively like I did, well, okay. And/or if you're a Capone fanatic, or a 1920s-1930s Chicago crime fanatic, then it'd be worth its weight in gold to you, no doubt.

I'd give five stars on the photos that are in the book, I ranked it at three stars because there just are not enough photos to make it worth it if paying full price.
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