Uncle Al Capone - The Untold Story from Inside His Family

Uncle Al Capone - The Untold Story from Inside His Family A Stunning Memoir By The Last Living Capone Deirdre Marie Capone Offers The Portrait Of An American Family And Her Favorite Uncle, Endlessly Depicted As The Iconic Mastermind Behind Some Of The Century S Most Brutal Killings Filled With Never Before Published Family Photos Of Al Capone And Surprising Revelations About The Man Behind The Notorious Legend, This Book Tells The Untold Story From Within The Family Learn The Truth About The St Valentine S Day Massacre Learn About Al Capone S Role In The Only Successful Escape From Alcatraz Even Get The Family Recipes For Al Capone S Favorite Meals But Most Importantly, Learn About What Family Life Was Like For The Capones And What It Was Like Growing Up In Chicago With The Most Notorious Of Last Names. Interesting insider memories of Al Capone It s the only biography written by a member of his family who had met him The author is Al s great niece Although the author sometimes talks about how she needed and gotinformation to conclude something very positive about Al when others have understood events differently, I got the feeling throughout the book that she s pulling for him way too hard The author also sometimes ignored indisputable, available evidence when it conflicted with Interesting insider memories of Al Capone It s the only biography written by a member of his family who had met him The author is Al s great niece Although the author sometimes talks about how she needed and gotinformation to conclude something very positive about Al when others have understood events differently, I got the feeling throughout the book that she s pulling for him way too hard The author also sometimes ignored indisputable, available evidence when it conflicted with her portrayal of Al asof a beleaguered, misunderstood guy than anything else Although she points out he wasn t perfect which I ve never heard anyone argue against For example, she tells how high level federal penitentia
Ah, the roaring 20 s A time of drink, jazz and endless rebellion No mere prohibition amendment could deprive folks of their pleasures At the head of this rebellion was none other than the notorious gangster businessman Al Capone Deidre Capone, the author and great niece of public enemy number 1, does well to humanize the demonized character known as Scarface without deifying him However, throughout the book you can t help but cogitate how bias h
Normally, this is not a book I would even think of picking up to read for leisure Having been a history major I was forced to read one too many snooze worthy historical accounts about days and people of the past Don t get me wrong, I loved majoring in history, but it takes a gifted writer to make history come alive and keep a reader engrossed in the story Dierdre Capone has that ability I still cannot believe that while I was visiting Alcatraz on my trip to San Francisco last October, Dierdr Normally, this is not a book I would even think of picking up to read for leisure Having been a history major I was forced to read one too many snooze worthy historical accounts about days and people of the past Don t get me wrong, I loved majoring in history, but it takes a gifted writer to make history come alive and keep a reader engrossed in the story Dierdre Capone has that ability I still cannot believe that while I was visiting Alcatra
Fantastic book So maFantastic book I completely enjoyed it So many stories that none of us would expect to read about the great Al Capone Thank you for telling us the human side of him. Even though this was a quick and easy read, I was bored out of my mind. Went to listen to Deidre Capone speak, bought the book, and it was a pleasure She doesn t make excuses for him, but rather tells the side nobody witnessed, not the cigar smoking characters that people come to know, but a family man, who would do whatever he could to excel Right or wrong Fascinating. First off, the book is interesting to hear about what the home life in the Capone house was like The image presented is that of any typical Italian family that gets together for Sunday dinner and enjoys a big meal It is a shame that Deirdre is the only Capone to date to write a book The rest of the family is notoriously private and with good reason I would have loved to have read Sonny or Mae s memoirs We ll have to settle for Deirdre Capone the grand niece of Al Capone.She was 7 when he First off, the book is interesting to hear about what the home life in the Capone house was like The image presented is that of any typical Italian family that gets together for Sunday dinner and enjoys a big meal It is a shame that Deirdre is the only Capone to date to write a book The rest of the family is notoriously private and with good reason I would have loved to have read Sonny or Mae s memoirs We ll have to settle for Deirdre Capone the grand niece of Al Capone.She was 7 when he
Everybody knows the story of Al Capone, a ruthless Chicago gangster who sold illegal alcohol, but not one from a family member s view Deirdre Marie Capone was his grand niece, and she believes he was one of the best people ever Her book, Uncle Al Capone, is her attempt at showing the rest of the world who he really was.She begins the book with a story about her life with jobs, and how she was fired for being a Capone She quickly begins her message, that people can judge The message is entire Everybody knows the story of Al Capone, a ruthless Chicago gangster who sold illegal alcohol, but not one from a family member s view Deirdre Marie Capone was his grand niece, and she believes he was one of the best people ever Her book, Uncle Al Capone, is her attempt at showing the rest of the world who he really was.She begins the book with a story about her life with jobs, and how she was fired for being a Capone She quickly begins her message, that people can judge The message is entirely true People can judge by race, size, or even a name Her own father ended up committing suicide due to rejection from being a Capone Her opinion on Al Capone is simple, he was a good and honest man who was blamed for problems that he was uninvolved with One example is the infamous Valentine s Day Massacre Many gangsters were killed and it was blamed on Al Capone, even though he was out of state, with no idea of wh
I picked this book up because I am trying to learn about the history of Hot Springs Arkansas where I own a second home and spend vacation time Hot Springs, I learned from touring the nations only Gangster Museum there, was not only run by mobsters but was also the only neutral territory between mob gangs as well as government officials thus the connection to Al Capone Although this book was sold in their gift shop, it was a little disappointing because there is only o I picked this book up because I am trying to learn about the history of Hot Springs Arkansas where I own a second home and spend vacation time Hot Springs, I learned from touring the nations only Gangster Museum there, was not only run by mobsters but was also the only neutral territory between mob gangs as well as government officials thus the connection to Al Capone Although this book was sold in their gift shop, it was a little disappointing because there is only one short paragraph about Hot Springs I thought the book was OK It was definitely a very biased look at Al Capone s life from his great niece who was 7 when he died She sure has a good memory I learned a lot about the Capone family over all This is a must read for anyone fascinated by Capone as Deirdre s alternate theories on the St Valentines Day Massacre and other events seem like they
This is a unique look at Al Capone I found it very interesting and a good book to read to get away from the all to often exaggerated media view I like that the author is a family member and gives her honest views I recommend this book to anyone who is the least bit interested in Al Capone.

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  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • Uncle Al Capone - The Untold Story from Inside His Family
  • Deirdre Marie Capone
  • English
  • 04 May 2019
  • 0982845103