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Capone : The Man and The Era

Capone : The Man and The Era - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0684824475

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ISBN13: 978-0684824475
ISBN10: 0684824477 Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 1994
International: No

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Capone : The Man and The Era - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0684824475

Laurence Bergreen

ISBN13: 978-0684824475
ISBN10: 0684824477 Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Bergreen, Laurence :

Laurence Bergreen is the author of two previous biographies, James Agee and As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Genealogy of the Capone Family
Prologue

Part One: Pursuit

1. Campanilismo
2. Where the East Meets the West
3. Memento Mori
4. Round Lake Refuge
5. The Return of Al Capone
6. The Jazz Age


Part Two: Descent

7. Slaughter and Sanctuary
8. Public Enemies
9. Secret Agents
10. The United States of America vs. Alphonse Capone
11. Circles of Hell
12. After Capone


Acknowledgments
Notes on Sources
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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