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Capone : the life and world of Al Capone

Author: John Kobler
Publisher: New York : Da Capo, 2003, [1971] 2003, ©1971
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second Da Capo Press editionView all editions and formats
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Profiles Al Capone from his violent childhood in Brooklyn, his lieutenancy to Johnny Torrio, his rise in the ranks of the underworld, the notorious St. Valentine's Day Massacre, his eventual stranglehold over the entire city of Chicago, and his decline during imprisonment at Alcatraz.
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Named Person: Al Capone; Al Capone
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kobler
ISBN: 9780306812859 0306812851
OCLC Number: 56982264
Notes: Originally published: New York : Putnam, 1971.
Description: 409 pages, 21 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Snorky --
A Brooklyn boyhood --
Big Jim --
". . . the best and dearest of husbands" --
No Christian burial --
From death corner to dead man's tree --
"A. Capone, Antique Dealer" --
Cicero --
"Tell them Sicilians to go to hell" --
Garlic and gangrene --
The fall of the House of Genna --
"I paid him plenty and I got what I was paying for" --
War --
Big Bill rides again --
". . . the sunny Italy of the new world" --
"I've got a heart in me" --
Against the wall --
"Nobody 's on the legit" --
case jacket SI-7085-F --
Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Capone request the pleasure of. . . . --
A murder a day --
". . . regardez le gorille" --
Paper chase --
The reckoning --
"Received . . . the body of the within named prisoner. . . ."--
Island of Pelicans --
Territory stage --
Appendix: The heritage.
Responsibility: by John Kobler.
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The public called him Scarface; the FBI called him Public Enemy Number One; his associates called him Snorky. But Capone is the name most remember. And John Kobler's Capone is the definitive biography

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