Al Capone

In this book, award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair provides new answers to the enduring questions about the fascinating figure of Al Capone – Public Enemy Number One. With the help of Capone’s descendants, she discovers his essential humanity, uncovering a complex character that was flawed and sometimes cruel but also capable of nobility. And while revealing the private Al Capone, a genuine family man as remembered by those who knew him best, Bair relates how his descendants have borne his weighty legacy.

“Al Capone provides tremendous insight to the man who, decades after his death, may be the best-known Chicagoan of all time” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The full title of this book is “Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend”. Published by Nan A. Talese (October 2016).

Compiled and reviewed by Clara Rayes.