Uncle Al Capone – The Untold Story from Inside His Family

Deirdre Marie Capone

Genre: Biography

Source: Received from an honest review from Ascot Media and the author.

Paperback:214 pages

Publisher:Recaplodge LLC; 1St Edition edition (October 27, 2010)

Language:English

ISBN-10:0982845103

ISBN-13: 978-0982845103

Book Description(From Amazon)

Publication Date: October 27, 2010
The untold story from inside his family. Dramatic, unyielding, and provocative, Uncle Al Capone by Deirdre Marie Capone, Al Capone’s grandniece, is a fascinating memoir and engaging biography. This moving, highly readable portrait of the Capone family and its mob trade examines what it has meant to survive the storied legacy of the family’s forbearers. As Capone traces the arc of regret and what fuels the Capone myth, she finds redemption and a way to coexist with her legacy. In seventeen chapters with titles like “The Making of the Mafioso,” “Trading the Chicago Outfit for the Chicago Cubs,” and “The Saint Valentine’s Day Truth,” Capone outlines organized crime in Chicago and offers vignettes of American history during the early and mid-twentieth century. Using years of research and exhaustive interviews with her aunts, uncles, and cousins, she weaves an engaging anecdotal narrative of what it meant to be a Capone, what it meant to lose her father to suicide, and what it meant to have a mother who lived in constant fear. She offers compelling evidence that Al Capone was specifically targeted for prosecution by law enforcement agencies assisted by the media, which made gross exaggerations of her uncle’s exploits and fueled a phenomenon of half-truths and utter falsehoods. From the family’s roots in Angri, Italy to the author’s ongoing investigations today, this debut offers a comprehensive and moving portrait of an iconic American family and one woman’s efforts to make peace with the past.
MY THOUGHTS:

Uncle Al Capone – The Untold Story from Inside His Family by Deirdre Marie Capone is an amazing story of family loyalty,murder,gangsters,power,money,biography,and the truth about Al Capone as told from a family member. What an interesting story with insight into the Capone family,the Chicago underworld,Chicago history,family receipes,and the 1920 to the 1940 era. You will be both intrigued and amazed by this title. A must read for anyone who enjoys family,and the wonders of the Capone empire. Received for an honest review from Ascot Media and the author. Details can be found at the author’s website, Recaplodge LLC,and My Book Addiction and More.

 

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: NONE(Biography)

REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More 

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