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Get Capone

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.

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Publish Date

2010

ISBN

9781410427434


Format: Large Print
Author: Eig, Jonathan
Summary: 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.
Title: Get Capone : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster / Jonathan Eig.
Publisher Date: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010.
Subject: Capone, Al, 1899-1947 Criminals -- Illinois -- Chicago. Arrest -- Illinois -- Chicago. Gangsters -- Illinois -- Chicago. Large type books
Isbn: 9781410427434 (hardcover) 1410427439 (hardcover)
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Call Number: LPB Capone
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Format: Large Print
Author: Eig, Jonathan
Summary: 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.
Title: Get Capone : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster / Jonathan Eig.
Edition: Large print ed.
Publisher, Date: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010.
Description: 812 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Capone, Al, 1899-1947
Subjects: Criminals -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Subjects: Arrest -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Subjects: Gangsters -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Subjects: Large type books
LCCN: 2010013415
ISBN: 9781410427434 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1410427439 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: LPB Capone