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Capone: The Man and the Era


Cunning, wealthy and flamboyant, this book traces Al Capone's life from his Neopolitan heritage, his childhood on the streets of Brooklyn, and his rapid rise as the nation's chief bootlegger, which all shaped him into the most powerful and notorious ganster of the Prohibition. Simultaneously presenting the facade of a family man and civic benefactor, he was also the man of the St Valentine's Day Massacre. This biography attempts to find the real man behind the myth, drawing on interviews with family, friends and colleagues. ...

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