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

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

Label
Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend
Title
Al Capone
Title remainder
his life, legacy, and legend
Statement of responsibility
Deirdre Bair
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.C17
LC item number
B34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend, Deirdre Bair
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Early Years -- Mae -- The Need to Make a Living -- Al Comes to Chicago -- The Other Capones -- The Road to Power -- The Fortunes of War -- In Hiding -- The Glory Years -- Inventing Al Capone -- Legal Woes -- Atlantic City and After -- in Prison -- "The Elusive 'Scarface' Al" -- A New Day for Chicago -- On the Road to Jail -- Law Enforcement by Stigma -- Jail is a Bad Place Under any Circumstances -- "Who Wouldn't Be Worried?" -- "I Guess It's All Over" -- "I'm in Jail; Aren't They Satisfied?" -- the Most Influencing of all Criminals -- The Endgame -- The End -- The Legacy -- The Legend -- Acknowledgments -- Notes Index
Control code
1675610
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537155
Lccn
2016009367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1675610
  • (Sirsi) 1675610
  • (OCoLC)936532317
Label
Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend, Deirdre Bair
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Early Years -- Mae -- The Need to Make a Living -- Al Comes to Chicago -- The Other Capones -- The Road to Power -- The Fortunes of War -- In Hiding -- The Glory Years -- Inventing Al Capone -- Legal Woes -- Atlantic City and After -- in Prison -- "The Elusive 'Scarface' Al" -- A New Day for Chicago -- On the Road to Jail -- Law Enforcement by Stigma -- Jail is a Bad Place Under any Circumstances -- "Who Wouldn't Be Worried?" -- "I Guess It's All Over" -- "I'm in Jail; Aren't They Satisfied?" -- the Most Influencing of all Criminals -- The Endgame -- The End -- The Legacy -- The Legend -- Acknowledgments -- Notes Index
Control code
1675610
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537155
Lccn
2016009367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1675610
  • (Sirsi) 1675610
  • (OCoLC)936532317

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