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Get Capone [playaway]

The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster

By Jonathan Eig

Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Jonathan Eig blows the lid off the Al Capone story. Based on never-before-seen government documents and newly discovered letters written by Al Capone himself, Get Capone presents America's greatest gangster as you've never seen him before. In addition to IRS files, Eig got hold of the personal papers of the U.S. attorney in Chicago who prosecuted Capone. He even found family members who would share stories about their notorious relative.

The author, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, brings his uncompromising standards for research and his superb knack for storytelling to one of the most thrilling stories in American history. This eye-opening biography reveals that Capone was the target of one of the most intense criminal investigations in American history—with orders coming directly from the White House. Capone flaunted his criminal success so openly that President Hoover insisted the gangster be stopped. And, despite his many misdeeds, Capone may have been the victim of a rigged trial.

Get Capone also offers a bold new theory to explain the Valentine's Day Massacre and sheds new light on Capone's connection—or lack thereof—to the crime.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

1 available at Northeast
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Publish Date

2010

ISBN

9781616379933


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Eig, Jonathan
Summary: Using newly discovered documents, bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the real story of the high-stakes criminal investigation that brought Al Capone to justice.
Title: Get Capone [playaway] : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster / Jonathan Eig.
Publisher Date: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2010], p2010.
Subject: Capone, Al, 1899-1947 Arrest -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Talking books. Criminals -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Talking books. Gangsters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Talking books.
Isbn: 9781616379933 1616379936
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: B Capone
Oclc: 612950688
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Bib Id: 343443

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Eig, Jonathan
Summary: Using newly discovered documents, bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the real story of the high-stakes criminal investigation that brought Al Capone to justice.
Title: Get Capone [playaway] : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster / Jonathan Eig.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2010], p2010.
Description: 1 sound media player (17 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Subjects: Capone, Al, 1899-1947
Subjects: Arrest -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Talking books.
Subjects: Criminals -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Talking books.
Subjects: Gangsters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Talking books.
Other Author: Hill, Dick
Other Author: Tantor Media
Other Author: Playaway Digital Audio
Other Author: Findaway World, LLC
Notes: Title from Playaway label.
Notes: "HDAUDIO."
Notes: "Tantor Audio"--Container.
Notes: Release date supplied by publisher.
Notes: Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc., p2010.
Notes: Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Notes: Read by Dick Hill.
ISBN: 9781616379933
ISBN: 1616379936
Publisher Number: 12919
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Capone
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