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The Resource Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend, Deirdre Bair

Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend, Deirdre Bair

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Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend
Title
Al Capone
Title remainder
his life, legacy, and legend
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Deirdre Bair
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Language
eng
Summary
Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor, Italian immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. In 1925, during the height of Prohibition, Capone's multi-million-dollar Chicago bootlegging, prostitution, and gambling operation dominated the organized-crime scene. His competition with rival gangs was brutally violent, a long-running war that crested with the shocking St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929. Through it all, and despite the best efforts of law enforcement and the media elite, Capone remained above the fray. Federal income-tax evasion was the strongest charge that could be made to stick, and in 1931 he was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison. After serving six-and-a-half years, mostly in Alcatraz, a severely impaired Capone, badly damaged by neurosyphillis, was released to live out his final years with his family in Miami. From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone's life has gripped the public imagination, and his gangster persona has been immortalized in the countless movies and books inspired by his exploits. But who was the man behind the legend? Capone loved to tell tall tales that perpetuated his mystique; newspapers loved him and frequently embellished or fabricated stories about him to sell copies. While some remember him as fundamentally kind and good, others speak of how frightening he was, a vicious, cold-blooded killer. Was Al really such a quotable wit? Did he really shower the poor with hundred-dollar bills and silver dollars from the window of his bulletproof car? Did he really keep a bevy of mistresses ensconced in his hotel headquarters in Chicago? Writing with exclusive access to Capone's descendants, Deirdre Bair finally gets at the truth behind this eternally fascinating man, who was equal parts charismatic mobster, doting father, and calculating monster
Summary
Traces the life of the legendary gangster from his humble childhood in Brooklyn to his becoming the head of a gambling, bootlegging, and prostitution operation during the height of Prohibition in Chicago
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364
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Adult
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non fiction
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his life, legacy, and legend
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Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend, Deirdre Bair
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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9780385537162-RHC953557-000
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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electronic
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780385537162
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computer
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rdamedia.
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend, Deirdre Bair
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=RHC_300455&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780385537162-RHC953557-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780385537162
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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