Get Capone

Get Capone

The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster

Large Print - 2010
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Arriving in Chicago in 1920? Al Capone was an impetuous? affable young man of average intelligence. Within a few years he built a booming bootlegging business? corrupted the local police and courts? and became an international celebrity. Drawing on recently discovered documents? wiretap transcripts? and Capone's handwritten letters? Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation's most notorious criminal in rich new detail.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410427434
Branch Call Number: LP CAPO
Characteristics: 813 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Jun 18, 2016

I understand why Al Capone did not pay income tax. I do not understand why Al Capone showed up in court to be prosecuted for income tax evasion. "Get Capone" rates 5.0 stars for the facts but leaves Al Capone as an enigma.

Hollywood is bankrupt of new ideas for motion pictures. A film about the rise and fall of Al Capone would be terrific. A computer generated James Gandolfini (a.k.a. Tony Soprano) would be ideal for the role of Al Capone.

durancat Apr 23, 2013

Good book. Very well written so it holds your interest. I will read more by this author "Jonathan Eig.

nutty7688 May 02, 2011

A little slow with seemingly too much information, but a good historical read about Big Al Capone and the Commission.

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