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Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone is a non-fiction true crime book written by John Kobler. It is first published in 1971. This biography is about Al Capone's gangster's life. 
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What the community says about Capone

  • Juan Griffin
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This detailed look into Scarface's life is well-received. It provides an accurate representation of the famous mobster."
  • Dylan Morrison
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The biography effects are quite exquisite. The non-fiction true crime genre is very interesting. Makes me want to read mafia books more often."
  • Melissa Patel
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book was a bit dry and hard to read at times, and it seems like the author could have done a better job of conveying what I expected to be an exciting story of a notorious gangster. I bought this for my dear friend's teenage son and they are from Brooklyn, so he found it really cool! However, I did a "pre-read" just to make sure it was appropriate and wouldn't traumatize him. I'm hoping he'll find it way more exciting than I did since he has quite a bit of curiosity when it comes to old time American gangster and mob tales. "
  • Carolyn Gutierrez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I was hoping to learn more about the mafia and gangs. I feel the book left me without much insight into Capone and what he truly meant to the gangster life. "
  • Eugene Gardner
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "If someone is looking for a non-fiction story about American history the story of Al Capone is a great one to read about. This book also has good reviews which means it should fit the bill for the topic."
  • Ananya Chopra
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "The stories of Capone and the gangster era never get tiring. This book gives insights into the mind of the man, and the times. This is a detailed biography of Al Capone and his time in Chicago."
  • Samantha Perry
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "If I were looking for this topic I most definitely would consider a book on Al Capone as he is very interesting. However, this book cover would dissuade me if that was all I was looking at, while the reviews are good there are only 30. While the results are valid I don't think that I would stop my serach at this selection."
  • Iris Dong
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Bought this book because of my enjoyment of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. I wanted to learn more about Capone. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the book spent a lot of time on the other "personalities" of the era as well as the folks that "enforced" the Volstead act in Chicago and New York. Well written, making for an easy and entertaining read. Pictures of the individuals were nice to avoid having to wiki them as they came up in the book."
  • Walter Griffin
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This book is a classic gangster biography. Not only do we get to know the man, we get to know the times that produced him. We also meet many of those around him including ones that shaped him during his rise."
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