Get Capone

Get Capone

[the Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster]

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2010
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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.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, p2010
ISBN: 9781400165315
1400165318
Branch Call Number: TB 364.1092 CAP NVD
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (17 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Hill, Dick

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ColinSick Jan 06, 2013

Eig presents a very sympathetic account of America's most favourite gangster. The most unsavoury aspects of Al's chosen vocation are glossed over and he's portrayed as a loving family man who provided a service that most wanted. No one comes across as heroic in this saga - especially Elliot Ness and the politicians, judges and law men who conspired to put Capone away for tax evasion. As an aside an old timer who lived in Windsor told some lively stories about the time he worked as a mechanic across the river, concentrating exclusively on maintaining Capone's fleet of trucks. He had not one bad word to say about Capone who maintained his workforce during the depression. He said Capone did more for the working man during this period than either the Canadian or American governments. This is an interesting story but in the end it leaves too much unanswered about public enemy # 1.

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