Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime by Nate HendleyAl Capone: Chicago's King of Crime by Nate Hendley

Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime

byNate Hendley

Paperback | July 1, 2010

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Crime writer Nate Hendley examines the life and crimes of Al Capone, the world's most famous gangster, during his brief reign over corrupt, Prohibition-era Chicago.
Nate Hendley is a Toronto freelance journalist and author.Since the early 1990s, he has written hundreds of news articles, features, profiles, investigative pieces, advertorials, corporate stories and public relations items. His writing credits include The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Marketing Magazine, eye weekly, The Centre fo...
Title:Al Capone: Chicago's King of CrimeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:July 1, 2010Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0986542725

ISBN - 13:9780986542725


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very interesting I haven’t read any other books on Al Capone so I can’t compare but Mr. Hendley seems to have summarized the existing research on Capone (which I’m sure is extensive) and added his own thoughts and research. The result is concise and to the point much like a long magazine article. The book illustrates how Capone rose from his humble beginnings in New York as the son of Italian immigrants to become Chicago’s top gangster. A few points I found interesting: 1. The contradictions of Capone as a man, he was smart, ambitious and a ruthless killer but also a loyal family man. 2. Chicago in the 20s and 30s was practically lawless! I find it amazing that all that violence took place without much of a reaction by the police. 3. After all the murder and mayhem, Capone goes to jail for tax evasion. 4. I had no idea that Capone eventually died from complications of Syphilis. A very informative read. I would have liked to know more about Capone’s state of mind while running his empire but I guess that is a book in itself. Note: I’m a fan of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and a young Al Capone is featured in the series. The series takes place in Atlantic City but you can picture how Capone was able to rise to power in Chicago: another city with extremely corrupt cops and politicians during the Prohibition era.
Date published: 2011-01-02