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Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Jonathan Eig Ouse who compromised their ethics and risked their lives to get their manThe most infamous crime attributed to Capone was the St Valentine’s Day Massacre a crime that Capone insisted he didn’t commit Using newly discovered FBI records Eig offers a surprising explanation for the murders Get Capone explores every aspect of the man called “Scarface” paying particular attention to the myths that have for so long surrounded and obscured him Capone emerges as a worldly emotionally complex man doomed as much by his ego as by his vicious criminality This is the real Al Capo. I enjoy reading history through the lens of biography and this book did give a glimpse into the roaring 20s through the lens of Capone's life I found though that it lacked a little bit of narrative coherence and could have a bit tightly written It was a good book and did give some glimpses into life in this time period but slightly underwhelmed me

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Download è Get Capone ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Drawing on thousands of pages of recently discovered government documents wiretap transcripts and Al Capone’s handwritten personal letters New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation’s most notorious cr Drawing on thousands of pages of recently discovered government documents wiretap transcripts and Al Capone’s handwritten personal letters New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation’s most notorious criminal in rich new detailFrom the moment he arrived in Chicago in 1920 Capone found himself in a world of limitless opportunity He was an impetuous affable young man of average intelligence ill prepared for fame and fortune whose most notable characteristic was his scarred left cheek Yet within a few years Cap. Author reveals the flaws in Al Capone's legendThe Miami Herald June 6 2010httpbitlycH97sJ BY JOHN HOODSpecial to The Miami HeraldAs Jon Stewart said when he had Jonathan Eig on The Daily Show the author's new book Get Capone The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster should be subtitled Everything You Thought You Knew About Capone Is Wrong Eig who previously covered the lives of Lou Gehrig Luckiest Man and Jackie Robinson Opening Day ``thought it would be fun to look at the dark side a little bit to find a guy who was an American icon but for all the wrong reasons'' And in Al Capone he has his icon all right and its darkness is uneuivocalBut of course Capone who kept a home in Miami Beach wasn't the only dark character of his day and age; nor was he even always the darkestJoining Big Al in the shadows were such bleak and forbidding figures as Bugs Moran Johnny Torrio and ``Diamond Jim'' Colosimo as well as all the crooked cops and politicians the mob boss had in his well fortified pocketBut the most revealing parts about Eig's rip roaring chronicle which he'll talk about Tuesday at Books Books in Coral Gables are the dispelled myths Stewart was referring to in his uip Seems as much as Capone was responsible for and he was responsible for a lot much of the story we've been told over the years has been wrongThe Miami Herald got with Eig by phone and asked him to shed some light on the matter First off why CaponeA Well I live in Chicago and the guy's still talked about everywhere You can't go into a bar without someone talking about Capone having a hideout in the basement and you can't go into a restaurant without someone asking if you wanna see where Capone put the bodies Everyone has got a Capone story and of course none of them are true And I just felt it was time to maybe see what was real and what wasn't peel away all the layers of junk that had built up around him over the years and tell the story straight One of the myths you dispel is that of the St Valentine's Day Massacre Reading back over the history it seems illogical to me that he'd even be involved with that mess Why do you think they picked him to lay the blame onA Yeah it makes no sense It never made any sense Even the Chicago cops knew that Capone could not have had anything to do with it But the longer it went unsolved the everybody just assumed it was Capone Because he was the big guy and because there was no answer it kinda just stuck to him for no good reason Another myth you dispel is that of Elliott Ness He wasn't as instrumental to Capone's downfall as we've been led to believe was heA I'm willing to bet that Capone never heard of Elliott Ness I think that Ness was one of the small players in the investigation He did his job and he got a lot of headlines because the reporters loved him He was the only guy on the team really who had any kind of charisma so he got a lot of attentionBut you look at the case against Capone and you look at who put Capone away; Elliot Ness' work didn't have anything to do with it Among those who had it out for Capone was President Hoover Did he really daily beseech his staff to ``get Capone''A Yes it's true Herbert Hoover was obsessed with Capone Mostly he was obsessed before the Depression hit Even in the early days of the Depression he thought it was gonna blow over And he really wanted Capone He really focused a lot of attention on this case because he wanted to reform the justice system and this was gonna be the icing on the cake the symbolic gesture Kinda like the war on terror It would be great if in addition to conducting this massive war we could also get bin Laden to sort of show we were taking out the top guy It became a symbolic measure for Herbert Hoover and he really did beseech his administration officials every morning ``What are we doing about Capone Where are we'' You did a lot of legwork in writing this book How often did you hit the Green Mill TavernA Laughs A lot And even before the research I hit it for fun It's a great place What other Capone era landmarks are still standingA Well Capone's house is still there and it looks exactly the same Even the inside hasn't changed that much Of course there are still some speakeasies around from Capone's day In fact I've got an iPhone app that takes you on a tour of all the Chicago gangland locations including where gangsters were killed hideouts hangouts bars hotels 120 different locations around the city and you can take your own tour of gangland Chicago and see what remains from those days Did they turn his home into a museumA No there's just a little old lady living there She's been there for 40 years It's actually on the market right now; she's selling the place But there's no marker no historical recognition whatsoever I think the city is just trying to sweep Capone under the rugJohn Hood is a Miami based columnist and correspondentRead

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Get CaponeOne controlled an illegal bootlegging business with annual revenue rivaling that of some of the nation’s largest corporations Along the way he corrupted the Chicago police force and local courts while becoming one of the world’s first international celebritiesA furious President Herbert Hoover insisted that Capone be brought to justice because the criminal was making a mockery of federal law Legend credits Eliot Ness and his “Untouchables” with apprehending Capone But it was the US attorney in Chicago and little known agents working on direct orders from the White H. Growing up in Illinois I knew that Capone had a history there but I never realized how much our paths crossed until I read the book There were so many names and places mentioned that I knew it brought the story to life Prohibition brought opportunities for the underworld that were unanticipated What I found interesting was that laws prohibited the manufacture and sale but not the consumption of alcohol How interesting is that It is almost a set up for crime to happen I was also intrigued about the way Capone ran his group with no monetary trail for himself Whether this was because he could not handle money or he knew it would lead to his downfall we can only guess A very interesting and informative read about the social s of the time and how we became the society we are today The bribes of the police and legal system were imbued with guilt and promises This was not new but seemed to grow evident during prohibition I wonder how much of that is happening today I will never visit Fast Eddies in Alton Il again with the same mindset as in the past I had always heard that it was linked to gangsters now I know the back story