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Don't we all know Eliot Ness wasn't the guy who brought down Capone?
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.
I absolutely recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the history of real crime.
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 3 months ago by E. Lee Zimmerman
REAL TRUE STORY ABOUT HIS TRIAL. NOT LIKE ALL THE LIES OF ELLIOT NESS.Published 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 months ago by Robert A. Raymond
An absolutely fascinating look into Chicago mobs in the Prohibition era.Published 9 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 13 months ago by Robin C. Brown