Upon his return, he settled in Nebraska where he went by the name Richard Hart. He married, had children, and worked closely with the local Indian communities. He dressed like the type of cowboy he had seen in silent movies, rode a horse, and wielded two six-shooters at his side, which earned him the name "Two Gun" Hart.
When the Volstead Act made alcohol production illegal, Richard joined the ranks of law enforcement and became one of the most successful Prohibition officers in the country. He chased down criminals, busted alcohol stills, and protected the Indian reservations he served, all under an assumed name.
But his past caught up with him when his younger brother, Al Capone, became one of the most infamous criminals in the country. They were two siblings on opposite sides of the law, both ambitious and skillful, and both of the same family.
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About the Author
Jeff continued to work in the film industry for 15 years, working on various films including a few of his own, such as the documentary The Forgotten Grave, and the horror film Stolen Souls. He has more recently circled back around to book writing and he first released the critically acclaimed bestseller Pro Bono - The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate, about the famous case for which his grandfather was the attorney. He has gone on to write novels such as The American Game and the Relic Worlds series. He has more recently written the true crime book The Great Heist, about the largest bank robbery in history, where he introduced the world to a forgotten American hero, Richard "Two Gun" Hart.
Jeff's latest work, Two Gun Hart, focuses on that amazing character who was not only a successful law man, but also the long-lost brother of Al Capone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“Two Gun Hart” What an amazing book! I whole heartedly recommend this book to anyone to add to your library! This is the story of Vincenzo Capone, who is Alphonse “Al” Capone’s oldest brother and how he left home at the age of 16 and completely reinvented himself as Richard “Two Gun” Hart and ended up in Nebraska on the opposite side of the law than his younger brother who was famous for his bootlegging. Vincenzo Capone’s travels took him from Brooklyn, to a Wild West Show, and then he went overseas and became a War Hero in World War I. After World War I he jumped off a train at a rest stop in Homer, Nebraska and became “Two Gun” Hart, where his adventures really begin… as a Prohibition Officer after The Volstead Act prohibiting alcohol was passed and became enforced in 1920. This book is really well researched and the way the way the information is presented makes the reader feel like they really know Richard “Two Gun” Hart. I had a perfect picture of him in my head from reading this book, and it was very satisfying to see the pictures later in the book of him, and the author had done such a wonderful job of already describing him to me, right down to RJ Hart’s boots that I felt like I really did know him. I have lived in Nebraska my entire life, and wish that I had known this little bit of history of our state years ago. In my opinion after reading about him, RJ “Two Gun” Hart was truly a great lawman who really wanted to make a difference, and his is a story that needed telling. After reading this book, I really felt that the lawman truly was incorruptible, (as shown how he would stand up to his Supervising Officer for some moral ambiguity.) The book also shows that while he was an officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, he really did care about them, and showed compassion for the Indian tribes and their way of life, especially in how he learned their language and customs and readily empowered them by deputizing them instead of bringing more outsiders into their reservations. I really enjoyed reading the correspondence between him and his superiors, which again reinforces the quality of research put into this book, and it is so well written that time flew by me while I was engrossed in it. I was able to see how Richard “Two Guns” Hart’s love of adventure led him to experience life at fullest capacity, which he did, on his own terms.