Capone

The Man and the Era
Product Number: EB00561218
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439128459
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Description

In this brilliant history of Prohibition and its most notorious gangster, acclaimed biographer Laurence Bergreen takes us to the gritty streets of Chicago where Al Capone forged his sinister empire. Bergreen shows the seedy and glamorous sides of the age, the rise of Prohibition, the illicit liquor trade, the battlefield that was Chicago. Delving beyond the Capone mythology. Bergreen finds a paradox: a coldblooded killer, thief, pimp, and racketeer who was also a devoted son and father; a self-styled Robin Hood who rose to the top of organized crime. Capone is a masterful portrait of an extraordinary time and of the one man who reigned supreme over it all, Al Capone.

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Author(s): Laurence Bergreen
Original Publish Date: May 21, 2013

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