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Author Bair, Deirdre, author
Title Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend / Deirdre Bair
Published New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2016]
 Rodman Main Adult Biography  C246ab    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition
Descript x, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content text txt
Media unmediated n
Carrier volume nc
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-372) and index
Contents Introduction -- The early years -- Mae -- The need to make a living -- Al comes to Chicago -- The other Capones -- The road to power -- The fortunes of war -- In hiding -- The glory years -- Inventing Al Capone -- Legal woes -- Atlantic City and after -- In prison -- "The elusive 'Scarface' Al" -- A new day for Chicago -- On the road to jail -- Law enforcement by stigma -- Jail is a bad place under any circumstances -- "Who wouldn't be worried?" -- "I guess it's all over" -- "I'm in jail; aren't they satisfied?" -- The most intriguing of all criminals -- The endgame -- The end -- The legacy -- The legend
Summary "From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone's life has gripped the public imagination, and his gangster persona has been immortalized in the countless movies and books inspired by his exploits. But who was the man behind the legend? Capone loved to tell tall tales that perpetuated his mystique; newspapers loved him and frequently embellished or fabricated stories about him to sell copies. While some remember him as fundamentally kind and good, others speak of how frightening he was, a vicious, cold-blooded killer...Writing with exclusive access to Capone's descendants, Deirdre Bair finally gets at the truth behind this eternally fascinating man, who was equal parts charismatic mobster, doting father, and calculating monster."--Provided by publisher
Subject Capone, Al, 1899-1947
Gangsters -- United States -- Biography
Criminals -- United States -- Biography
Organized crime -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9780385537155

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