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I absolutely recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the history of real crime.
Author Jonathan Eig has done a very good job at researching and reporting some big errors in most of the previously written biographies on Al Capone and his era.
Not only does this theory contradict the known evidence in the massacre case (there's more than people realize), it makes no sense.
For those who don’t know it, I grew up in a part of Illinois that’s relatively close – just a bit downstate – from Chicago. (No, I won’t mention it by name. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Lee Zimmerman
REAL TRUE STORY ABOUT HIS TRIAL. NOT LIKE ALL THE LIES OF ELLIOT NESS.Published 4 months ago by Bruno Marquez Brazao
Well written. I enjoyed the description of police and court tactics, which do not happen today. My in-laws' family had owned a bar and in prohibition became "criminals". Read morePublished 4 months ago by Unk Paul
Well researched, well written popular history. Author Eig portrays Capone the person, the human, not just the gangster or the myth. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Barbara
This is a great biography of one of history's best known mobsters. This book goes into great detail of the life, crime, and capture of Capone. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert A. Raymond
An absolutely fascinating look into Chicago mobs in the Prohibition era.Published 7 months ago by Scott M. Bollinger
Fascinating book and excellent service from the vendor! I have read other books about Capone and this one adds measurably to the picture of a complex man. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robin C. Brown