Get Capone

The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster

by Jonathan Eig

Paperback, 468 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $16 | purchase

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Get Capone
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The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster
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Jonathan Eig

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Get Capone
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The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster
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Jonathan Eig

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Traces the criminal investigation of the notorious mobster, documenting his rise during the Prohibition era, the legal strategy that enabled his prosecution, and the possibility that he was innocent of the St. Valentine's Day massacre.

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Al Capone was a huge man, author Jonathan Eig says. "He was on the level with Babe Ruth [and] Charles Lindbergh." Hulton Archive/Staff/Getty Archives hide caption

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Al Capone was a huge man, author Jonathan Eig says. "He was on the level with Babe Ruth [and] Charles Lindbergh." AP hide caption

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