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Publisher Description

    All I ever did was to sell beer and whiskey to our best people. All I ever did was to supply a demand that was pretty popular.
    Why, the very guys that make my trade good are the ones that yell the loudest about me. Some of the leading judges use the stuff.

    When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality.
-- Al Capone

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2009
June 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
504
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Denster in GA ,

"…kind word & a gun…"

A lot is attributed to Al Capone, and the author does a good job of separating fact from fiction. What emerges is a man who was swept along by the times & shaped by circumstances. Did he do terrible things?—yes, of course he did. Did he set out to become a criminal?—hard to tell. He seemed to have been set on his track like so many immigrants of that era—the difference being that Capone was efficient & talented, birthing a criminal organization that became infamous.
While this book does drag in a few places & keeping track of such a myriad cast of characters can be challenging, this is a good read.