Based on newly released government documents and wiretaps, Get Capone
tells the story how the nation's most-wanted criminal was really caught. This book gets beyond the myth to portray the real Capone
, using the gangster
's own jailhouse letters and interviews with relatives. Ken Burns calls Eig's book "fresh and utterly dazzling." David Maraniss labels it "narrative history at its finest." Publishers weekly calls it a "page-turning narrative" and gives it a starred review.
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Al Capone came to Chicago and took over the mob, organizing crime during Prohibition and becoming the nation's most notorious gangster. Organized crime has operated in America's large cities since the nation's early years and is often structured by ethnic as well as geographical divisions.