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By Laurence Bergreen
During this awesome background of Prohibition and its such a lot infamous gangster, acclaimed biographer Laurence Bergreen takes us to the gritty streets of Chicago the place Al Capone solid his sinister empire. Bergreen exhibits the seedy and glamorous aspects of the age, the increase of Prohibition, the illicit liquor exchange, the battlefield that used to be Chicago.
Delving past the Capone mythology. Bergreen unearths a paradox: a coldblooded killer, thief, pimp, and racketeer who was once additionally a faithful son and father; a self-styled Robin Hood who rose to the head of geared up crime. Capone is a masterful portrait of a rare time and of the only guy who reigned ideally suited over all of it, Al Capone.
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Author’s collection Printed in the United Kingdom by CPI UK Contents Chapter 1 The Where and The How Chapter 2 Money and Rope Chapter 3 Jonathon Martin and the Art of Insane Arson Chapter 4 The Asylum Chapter 5 A Child Called Hannah Chapter 6 The Horsefair Murder Chapter 7 Unhappy Families Chapter 8 A Policeman’s Lot Chapter 9 Poor Horatio Chapter 10 Murder on Hope Street Chapter 11 The Killing of John Dalby Chapter 12 The Mystery at 5½ Chapter 13 A Village Tragedy Chapter 14 The Prevention of Cruelty Chapter 15 Almost Death by Chocolate Chapter 16 Who Killed Norma Dale?
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Capone: The Man and the Era by Laurence Bergreen