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Posted April 26, 2006
I can barely recommend this one.
There is a lot of good info and good writing in this, but unfortunately Bergreen goes out on a limb with wild speculation far too often. His theories, such as the one about Capone being a figurehead for the obscure Frankie LaPorte, are based on the flimsiest of evidence (or, as Bergreen himself puts it, 'the evidence is circumstantial but compelling'!) and almost completely ruin the book. A good read for Capone buffs but it was rendered obsolete by Schoenberg's Mr. Capone before it was even written. Ivan RorickWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.