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Al Capone - His Life, Legacy, and Legend

Deirdre Bair

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From a National Book Award-winning biographer, the first complete life of legendary gangster Al Capone to be produced with the cooperation of his family, who provided the author with exclusive access to personal testimony and archival documents. From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone—Public Enemy Number One—has gripped popular imagination. Rising from humble Brooklyn roots, Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. At the height of Prohibition, his multimillion-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. Law enforcement and the media elite seemed powerless to stop the growth of his empire. And then the fall: a legal noose tightened by the FBI, a conviction on tax evasion, Alcatraz. After his release he returned to his family in Miami a much diminished man, living quietly until the ravages of his neurosyphilis took their final toll. But the slick mobster persona endures, immortalized in countless novels and movies. The true flesh-and-blood man behind the legend has long remained a mystery. Unscrupulous newspaper accounts and Capone's own tall tales perpetuated his mystique, but through dogged research Deirdre Bair debunks the most outrageous of these myths. With the help of Capone's descendants, she discovers his essential humanity, uncovering a complex character that was flawed and sometimes cruel but also capable of nobility. And while revealing the private Al Capone, a genuine family man as remembered by those who knew him best, Bair relates how his descendants have borne his weighty legacy. Rigorous and intimate, Al Capone provides new answers to the enduring questions about this fascinating figure, who was equal parts charismatic gangster, devoted patriarch, and calculating monster. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

16h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:48


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:25


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:44


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:51


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:45


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:15


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:11


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:34


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:25


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:07


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:59


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:16


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:33


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:27


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:15


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:32


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:26


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:03


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:03


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:51


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:17


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:49


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:13


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:02


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:52


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:49


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:24


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:31


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:30


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:52


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:35


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:58


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:36


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

09:06


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:37


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:09


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:25


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:27


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:19


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:59


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:46


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:14


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:03


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:53


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:20


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:48


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:01


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:10


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:37


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:17


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:26


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:21


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:23


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:21


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:39


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:05


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:25


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:37


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

00:29