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Young Al Capone : the untold story of Scarface in New York, 1899-1925

Author: William Balsamo; John Balsamo
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2011.
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Draws on interviews and never-before-published documents to explore the life of Al Capone in New York from 1899 to 1925, discussing his relationships with mobsters Johnny Torrio and Frankie Yale, events that shaped his criminal career, why he left the city, and other topics.
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Named Person: Al Capone; Al Capone
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Balsamo; John Balsamo
ISBN: 9781616080853 161608085X 9781620871096 1620871092
OCLC Number: 601099930
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 270 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Touch us if you dare! --
Shoeshines and shopping bags --
Eyes in the mirror --
Capone enrolls at Yale (frankie, that is) --
The cigar box --
Going for Baccala --
To catch a star --
The man who created Scarface --
Ma, dance with Pa --
Chicago, here I come --
Crazy Benny's watery grave --
The new underworld order --
Fish in the barrel --
The peg leg murders.
Responsibility: William Balsamo and John Balsamo.

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Among the many revelations in "Young Al Capone" are new details about the brutal Halloween Night murder of rival gangster "Wild Bill" Lovett, grisly details on how Capone planned the shootout and  Read more...

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