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The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster

by Jonathan Eig

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The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster
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The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster
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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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The Rise And Fall Of Gangster Al Capone

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What You Didn't Know About Gangster Al Capone

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America's Most Wanted: The Hunt For Al Capone

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