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eBook Uncle Al Capone - The Untold Story from Inside His Family ePub

by Deirdre Marie Capone

  • ISBN: 0982845103
  • Category: Specific Groups
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Deirdre Marie Capone
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recaplodge LLC; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (October 27, 2010)
  • Pages: 232
  • ePub book: 1661 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1455 kb
  • Other: docx lrf rtf lit
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 579

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Dramatic, unyielding, and provocative, Uncle Al Capone by Deirdre Marie Capone, Al Capone's grandniece, is. .

Dramatic, unyielding, and provocative, Uncle Al Capone by Deirdre Marie Capone, Al Capone's grandniece, is a fascinating memoir and engaging biography. This moving, highly readable portrait of the Capone family and its mob trade examines what it has meant to survive the storied legacy of the family's forbearers. As Capone traces the arc of regret and what fuels the Capone myth, she finds redemption and a way to coexist with her legacy.

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Deirdre Marie Capone is not one of them. I really enjoyed this book and felt so much compassion for the Capone relatives who were punished for sharing Al Capone's last name. Do yourself a favor: read it. When you're done, you can judge Al Capone for yourself. I was born on the South Shore of Chicago and went to St. Philip Neri, although 16 years after the author. My mother and her sisters went to Aquinas.

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Deirdre Marie Capone offers the portrait of an American family and her . Went to listen to Deidre Capone speak, bought the book, and it was a pleasure.

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. As Capone traces the arc of regret and what fuels the Capone myth, she finds redemption and a way to coexist with her legacy

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Deirdre Marie Capone. Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H). 0 x . 0 Inches. Al Capone The historians have it all wrong. Al Capone The historians have it all wrong n made out to be. He didn’t even die of complications of syphilis, as is commonly accepted. Christmas 1946 is still fixed in my mind, as if the excitement and splendor of that year were enough to last a lifetime. The war had been over for more than a year, enough time for grown-up talk to turn away from death, Nazis, and faraway places, and turn toward celebration and family.

This is the revised edition, March 2015. The untold story from inside his family. Dramatic, unyielding, and provocative, Uncle Al Capone by Deirdre Marie Capone, Al Capone's grandniece, is a fascinating memoir and engaging biography. This moving, highly readable portrait of the Capone family and its mob trade examines what it has meant to survive the storied legacy of the family's forbearers. As Capone traces the arc of regret and what fuels the Capone myth, she finds redemption and a way to coexist with her legacy. In seventeen chapters with titles like "The Making of the Mafioso," "Trading the Chicago Outfit for the Chicago Cubs," and "The Saint Valentine's Day Truth," Capone outlines organized crime in Chicago and offers vignettes of American history during the early and mid-twentieth century. Using years of research and exhaustive interviews with her aunts, uncles, and cousins, she weaves an engaging anecdotal narrative of what it meant to be a Capone, what it meant to lose her father to suicide, and what it meant to have a mother who lived in constant fear. She offers compelling evidence that Al Capone was specifically targeted for prosecution by law enforcement agencies assisted by the media, which made gross exaggerations of her uncle's exploits and fueled a phenomenon of half-truths and utter falsehoods. From the family's roots in Angri, Italy to the author's ongoing investigations today, this debut offers a comprehensive and moving portrait of an iconic American family and one woman's efforts to make peace with the past.

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Auau Auau
love it, great book, perfect for a plane ride. gives you some insight on a family man that definitely doesn't come off as a family man. Deirdre's story is heartbreaking. She wanted to spend more time with her dad (als brother) and he wanted her but her mom wouldn't let her. classic sadness. But the time the family did spend together was lovely to hear about. Ive always believed Al was a solid stand up guy. This book confirms it.
Qus Qus
Wow!! the most informative view and facts to date. Interesting to find out that he actually was not the culprit behind the St Valentine's Day massacre. The reason why two of the gun men were dressed in police uniforms was because they WERE the police getting revenge against the gang that stole their shipment from Canada.
Agarus Agarus
I really enjoyed the book and the look into the family life of Al Capone, It was very interesting getting a look into his family life and the good that he did do for the poor. I had family that lived in Chicago back in his time and they told me how the mafia helped the needy back then, and inspite of what they did they were good neighbors. It was an enjoyable read.

I also enjoyed the recipes that were given at the end of the book.

I would definitely recommend this book.
snowball snowball
Thank you Deirdre Marie Capone for sharing your story! You shared some of your most heartfelt, intimate and personal moments. I was totally engrossed in this book and I am so happy you wrote it so we can all see another entire different side of your Uncle Al. Your words were so real, I felt like I was walking into the funeral palor when you went to see your father. I absolutely loved this book and I know I will read it again. I am so happy you have a wonderful life and family and perserved thru so much. You are one brave, strong woman and I bet a wonderful mother and grandmother. Thanks for the recipes too!
Tori Texer Tori Texer
Very nice, sad,happy, funny story told by Al Capone's niece. I'm pretty excited to try the recipes. It's nice to read a book about the real person and not just the bad. I really enjoyed this book, it is well written.
superstar superstar
This was really a pretty good book but it was more of the story of the author than of Al Capone. The author had a very interesting life and told a great story and I enjoyed reading it but make no mistake this is not a book about Al Capone, it's a book about Deidre Marie Capone
Thordira Thordira
I really enjoyed this book and felt so much compassion for the Capone relatives who were punished for sharing Al Capone's last name. I was born on the South Shore of Chicago and went to St. Philip Neri, although 16 years after the author. My mother and her sisters went to Aquinas. I felt so bad Deirdre was shunned in those schools! I hate that. What is wrong with people? And it never seems to change. Bullies. Ugh. I hope Deirdre developed great compassion for outsiders, so something good came of it.

My uncle, who recently passed at the age of 100, told me a few years ago that he went to school with Ralph Capone at St. Columbanus and that the kids were so cruel to him because of his relationship to Al Capone (I think particularly after the St. Valentine's Day Massacre) that Ralph burst into tears. When my uncle told me the details, my eyes filled with tears. Again, I can't stand anyone bullying a kid. Well, those cruel kids will know what it felt like when they get their life review on the other side. They will stand in Ralph's shoes and those girls will stand in Deirdre's. I'm sorry for the way Deirdre's dad's life ended, but it's understandable.

Speaking of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Deirdre's understanding of what happened makes perfect sense. I totally believe her version is the correct one, but I don't want to give it away so I won't say more.

I'm sure Al Capone was as kind and loving with family as she said he was. I'm glad she had the chance to talk about the other side of him and her family. My great uncle lived in a mansion in the Jackson Highlands in Capone's time, but he was a police captain. Yeah, like everyone knows joining the police department is a sure way to become rich. Ha. In those days (and to some extent today), that's the way the City worked. If I put myself in the shoes of first generation immigrants coming to America in those days, I don't know which way I would've turned to survive. No way I'm judging.

Except the bullies I'll judge!

Riveting read.
Great book. It reveals some facts that were not known to me.