Al Capone

Al Capone

by Nate Hendley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986542725
Publisher: Five Rivers Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2010
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author


Nate Hendley was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1966 but grew up in Waterloo, ON. From 1985 - 1989, he attended Trent University in Peterborough, ON, and graduated with an Honours BA in Cultural Studies.

In 1991 he returned to school to study journalism at Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON. Shortly thereafter, he began freelancing. Since the early 1990s, Nate has written hundreds of news articles, features, profiles, investigative pieces, advertorials, corporate stories and public relations items.

His writing credits include The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Marketing Magazine, eye weekly, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Journal, etc. He is particularly adept at writing about political, social and cultural issues, automotive, high-tech and business topics and health-related concerns. In addition to his work as a journalist, he is a published author, formerly with Altitude Publishing, and now with Five Rivers.

Nate is the Ontario Regional Director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. PWAC is a national organization that represents the interests of freelance writers.

Nate can be found at his crime blog: https://crimestory.wordpress.com/

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Al Capone 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Darcia on LibraryThing 20 days ago
While I found the information within this book interesting, the writing, for me, was dry and somewhat dull. The book reads like a factual timeline, stating only the facts without any insight or life to the words. I felt like I was reading a long newspaper article.
StefanY on LibraryThing 20 days ago
While not a huge fan of nonfiction, I do normally enjoy a good true crime novel so I requested this book when it was made available on a free give-away. The information about Al Capone's life and crimes that is presented in this novel seems to be very thoroughly researched and accurately presented. My problems with this book is that is about all that I got out of it...information. A successful true crime book to me presents the reader with accurate information about the subject, but do so in a way that is engaging and entertaining; weaving a story instead of just presenting information. This is where this book fails in my opinion. I got a lot of information about Al Capone, but I was pretty bored most of the time while reading it.
RavenswoodPublishing on LibraryThing 20 days ago
"AL CAPONE" BY NATE HENDLEYI have always been somewhat fascinated by the mob life. This book read as a documentary in part and was extremely informative. I have always heard about Al Capone and read other historical articles about him but this book went above and beyond.It was fluidly written and a quick and easy read. Anyone interested in learning more about the infamous Al Capone should definitely pick up this book!-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
lg4154 on LibraryThing 20 days ago
This book was a very quick read and I liked the fact that there was a lot of information in there that I had no idea about Al Capone. The author certainly did his homework in the history of Al Capone and growing up in Brooklyn, his rise to a mobster in Chicago, and his troubles with Elliot Ness. It blew me away that Capone suffered from Syphilis and this is essentially what killed him. I won this book thru Library Thing.
Ravenswood_Reviews More than 1 year ago
"AL CAPONE" BY NATE HENDLEY I have always been somewhat fascinated by the mob life. This book read as a documentary in part and was extremely informative. I have always heard about Al Capone and read other historical articles about him but this book went above and beyond. It was fluidly written and a quick and easy read. Anyone interested in learning more about the infamous Al Capone should definitely pick up this book! -Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
While I found the information within this book interesting, the writing, for me, was dry and somewhat dull. The book reads like a factual timeline, stating only the facts without any insight or life to the words. I felt like I was reading a long newspaper article.