Uncle Al Capone: The Untold Story from Inside His Family

Uncle Al Capone: The Untold Story from Inside His Family

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by Deirdre Marie Capone
     
 

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A stunning memoir by “the last living Capone.” Deirdre Marie Capone offers the portrait of an American family and her favorite Uncle, endlessly depicted as the iconic mastermind behind some of the century’s most brutal killings. Filled with never-before published family photos of Al Capone and surprising revelations about the man behind the… See more details below

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A stunning memoir by “the last living Capone.” Deirdre Marie Capone offers the portrait of an American family and her favorite Uncle, endlessly depicted as the iconic mastermind behind some of the century’s most brutal killings. Filled with never-before published family photos of Al Capone and surprising revelations about the man behind the notorious legend, this book tells the untold story from within the family.
- Learn the truth about the St. Valentine's Day Massacre
- Learn about Al Capone's role in the only successful escape from Alcatraz
- Even get the family recipes for Al Capone's favorite meals
- But most importantly, learn about what family life was like for the Capones and what it was like growing up in Chicago with the most notorious of last names.

Editorial Reviews

ForeWord Reviews - Katerie Prior
4 of 5 Stars
"...a fascinating book that's one part biography, one part memoir, and one part remembrance of Public Enemy #1."
"Capone succeeds, balancing both the public history of Al, from the Valentine's Day Massacre to his incarceration at Alcatraz, with personal photos, family recipes, and her own memories."
"It brings a fresh perspective to the other Al Capone biographies, and finally gives the larger-than-life gangster the one thing that may have eluded him in life..."
Author of "Get Capone" - Jonathan Eig
A lot of people think Al Capone was a psychopath. A lot of people think Robert De Niro captured the true nature of America's most notorious gangster. A lot of people seem hell bent on clinging to a bunch of mythology that plain and simple makes no sense.
A lot of people are fools.

With this lovely, personal, heartfelt story, she takes a stand. She's not asking you to pardon him his crimes. She's simply telling the story she knows best. Read it. You'll be glad you did.
Author of "Wiseguys," "Goodfellas," and "Casino" - Nick Pilleggi
Congratulations! I loved the book. The other writers who have written about your uncle know very little about him compared to you and your family members."
Author of "When the Mob Ran Vegas" - Steve Fischer
This wonderful book brings the family of Al Capone to life. Loaded with facts, many never told before, about the life and death of Uncle Al.
Katerie Prior
4 of 5 Stars
"...a fascinating book that's one part biography, one part memoir, and one part remembrance of Public Enemy #1."
"Capone succeeds, balancing both the public history of Al, from the Valentine's Day Massacre to his incarceration at Alcatraz, with personal photos, family recipes, and her own memories."
"It brings a fresh perspective to the other Al Capone biographies, and finally gives the larger-than-life gangster the one thing that may have eluded him in life..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011861390
Publisher:
Recap Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
10/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
208,936
File size:
2 MB

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