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Get Capone : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster

Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on thousands of pages of recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone's handwritten personal letters, "New York Times" bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation's most notorious criminal in rich new detail.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Al Capone; Al Capone
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Eig
ISBN: 9781416580591 141658059X 9781416580744 1416580743
OCLC Number: 424555565
Description: ix, 468 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Capone rising --
The getting of it --
Good-bye, Diamond Jim --
A little house on South Prairie --
"I'm sure it was Capone" --
Funny notions --
A man of destiny --
Heat wave --
"He will knock you flat just for fun" --
The peacemaker --
Q is for Quincy --
Sorry about that, Hymie --
A smile and a gun --
The grinder --
The better element --
pt. 2. King Capone --
"There's worse fellows in the world than me" --
Uneasy lies the head --
Deepest in dirt --
Pineapples and coconuts --
The graduation of Frankie Yale --
Hooverization --
"I do not stay up late" --
The enforcer --
The formidable Alphonse --
Litter Caeser --
St. Valentine's day --
pt. 3. Capone falling --
"An unsolved crime" --
"The most sore necessity of our times" --
The brightest days --
"Have you got Capone yet?" --
Locked up --
Elegant mess --
The Napoleon of Chicago --
The big fellow chills --
Silent partner --
"Lady, nobody's on the legit" --
Public enemy number one --
"There is no friendship among hoodlums" --
Contempt --
Death and taxes --
United States against Al Capone --
The so-called untouchables --
"Who wouldn't be worried" --
Big spender --
The verdict --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jonathan Eig.
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Based on newly released government documents and wiretaps, "Get Capone!" tells how the nation's most-wanted criminal was really caught.  Read more...

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"Riveting. . . . Eig's book is full of fascinating details about the Windy City, as well as the rest of America in the 1920s." --Elizabeth Bennett, "Dallas Morning News"

 
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