Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime

Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime

Nate Hendley / Jun 25, 2019

Al Capone Chicago s King of Crime 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

  • Title: Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime
  • Author: Nate Hendley
  • ISBN: 9780986542725
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

    Al Capone Al Capone was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on January , His parents were Italian immigrants Gabriele Capone and Teresa Capone ne Raiola His father was a barber and his mother was a seamstress, both born in Angri, a town in the Province of Salerno. Gabriele and Teresa had nine children Alphonse Al Capone Vincenzo Capone, who later Al Capone Life, Quotes Son Biography When and Where Was Al Capone Born Al Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January , Family Many New York gangsters in the early th Century came from impoverished backgrounds, but Al Capone s tax trial and downfall My Al Capone Museum The St Valentine s day massacre set forth in motion the Government s urgent task in bringing the criminal element down Specifically Al Capone, for he was the ultimate symbol of corruption at that time. Al Capone Biography, Life, Death, Facts Britannica Jan , Al Capone Al Capone, American Prohibition era gangster who dominated organized crime in Chicago from to In Capone was indicted for federal income tax evasion and was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to years in prison He served in the Atlanta penitentiary and Alcatraz before being released in . Al Capone HISTORY Sep , Born in in Brooklyn, New York, to poor immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history In during the height of Prohibition, Capone SEE INSIDE Al Capone s home on Chicago s South Side for A Chicago home where infamous gangster Al Capone once lived with his wife, mother and sister is on the market for ,. Al Capone s Death and Funeral This is verbatim what was recorded by Capone family doctor Kenneth Phillips days before Al Capone had died. Al Capone Facts That Show Why He s History s Most Jan , No American gangster in history has cemented his place in the public imagination quite like Chicago s Al Capone Through his various illegal exploits, namely the sale of illegal alcohol during Prohibition, Capone and his gang pulled in mountains of cash and left a trail of bodies in their wake. THE HAUNTING OF AL CAPONE prairieghosts the haunting of al capone the supernatural elements of the life of chicago s greatest gangster Al Capone Alphonse Gabriel Al Capone, detto Scarface New York, gennaio Miami, gennaio , stato un mafioso statunitense, considerato un simbolo del gangsterismo americano e della crisi della legalit che gli Stati Uniti ebbero ad affrontare durante il proibizionismo.

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      • Nate Hendley

        Nate Hendley is a Toronto based freelance writer, author and editor He has written a series of books, primarily in the true crime genre, with both Canadian and American publishers.His latest book for a Canadian publisher, Steven Truscott Decades of Injustice, examines the wrongful conviction of an Ontario teenager.His latest book for an American publisher, The Big Con, focuses on infamous US swindles and hoaxes.For information on his published books, please visit Nate s website at natehendley To view my crime blog, go here crimestory.wordpress Nate is an enthusiastic member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada PWAC and the Crime Writers of Canada CWC.I edit and proofread manuscripts fiction and non fiction More deets about my editing proofing services natehendley.wordpress serContact me if you re interested in hiring me as your editor proofreader, at nhendley sympaticoNate lives in Toronto next door to Jeanne, world s greatest girlfriend.Nate frequently gives public readings from his work If interested in having Nate do a reading, please contact him directly at nhendley sympatico.


    1. If you don't know very much about Al Capone or the heyday of Chicago criminal activity this is an excellent overview. Easily read in one sitting and written in a clear factual manner, yet far from boring. There is no hyperbole or drama just a conversational saga of the mob scene and the corrupt graft taking legal and governmental attitude of Prohibition America. It is interesting to learn of the various personalities of these cruel, vicious, murderous men. One crime lord a florist who drew a lin [...]

    2. I am writing this review for my 85 year old father. He throughly enjoyed this book. He remembers hearing about Al Capone growing up and lived in the Miami area when Al Capone did. It brought back many memories he had forgotten and heard about Al Capone. He also stated he learned much more about the man through this well written book. He would have give it more then 5 stars if he could. He is an avid reader and stated "this is one of the best books i have read in a very long time".

    3. I received the book for free through First Reads. I have never read any other books on Al Capone and so I cannot comment on the standard of the factual content of the book. This is not normally the type of book that I would read although I have to say I really enjoyed reading this book. The book gives a good account of the life of Al Capone: where he came from and how he became the greatest gangster in American history. It is rather ionic that Al Capone was responsible for the deaths of countle [...]

    4. I won this book from a contest on .I've never been interested in reading a biography as I believed all I would read is dates, places, times and no real story. Author, Nate Hendley's 'Al Calpone - Chicago's King of Crime' certainly was an eye-opener for me. This was such an enjoyable read that once I began reading, I did not put it down until I finished the last page.The life of this man and how he got to be where he was had me totally captivated. From a young man and his sexual encounters (which [...]

    5. I am really excited to have won this book! I entered this giveaway for a friend that is very interested in the topic of mobsters and so this book is to be shared with my friend! Thanks !I always like a book that can be read in one sitting! This book gives a very accurate account of the life of Al Capone. I have read other books on the mobsters of this era and find the life of the mobsters and their families quite compelling and interesting as it is a lifestyle that I cannot even fathom living. T [...]

    6. While not a huge fan of nonfiction, I do normally enjoy a good true crime novel so I requested this book when it was made available on a free give-away. The information about Al Capone's life and crimes that is presented in this novel seems to be very thoroughly researched and accurately presented. My problems with this book is that is about all that I got out of itformation. A successful true crime book to me presents the reader with accurate information about the subject, but do so in a way th [...]

    7. I love books that get right into the story, rather than spending the first half setting up the background. Hendley’s book on Capone did just that. He gave some detail about Capone’s family and upbringing before moving quickly into the story about Capone himself.The book is filled with facts and dates about his life, and does a nice job of providing the history as a novel. The details don’t interrupt the flow of the story. I haven’t read much about Capone. Hendley’s book portrays the ma [...]

    8. I first want to say thank you to the publisher for the copy I received in a giveaway. I have always had a huge fascination with the mafia life, especially Al Capone. This was a very nice, brief summary of the life of Al Capone. For someone who isn't already familiar with the man and his life, this book may not be in depth enough to cover your interest. However, if you are just looking for a brief summary or something to round out your reading on Al Capone, this is an excellent book. The author [...]

    9. I won Al Capone: Chicago's King of Crime from a First Reads Giveaway on Good Reads. I have always had an interest in learning more about Al Capone and this book certainly gave that to me. It is a very short book and basically highlights Al Capone's life from start to finish. I did learn a few things but the book was not extremely engaging. Due to the length of the book the reader only gets a small glimpse of his life and so there are times where it will feel as if you were left hanging. All in a [...]

    10. "AL CAPONE" BY NATE HENDLEYI have always been somewhat fascinated by the mob life. This book read as a documentary in part and was extremely informative. I have always heard about Al Capone and read other historical articles about him but this book went above and beyond.It was fluidly written and a quick and easy read. Anyone interested in learning more about the infamous Al Capone should definitely pick up this book!-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book ClubRead more: greatmindsthinkalo [...]

    11. This was a first reads giveway. I appreciate Five Rivers Chapmanry and Nate Hendley the opportunity to read this. Although I am not clear on the shortness nor the compelling reason why Henley wrote this story, I found the pace and prose well done. I am more interested in this time period of prohibition as well as the depression (although Capone's heyday was before the stock market collapse of 1929) and as a result will delve more deeply into this subject matter. I will be reading Public Enemies [...]

    12. I received this book through GR First Reads.At first, this brief book read a bit like the biographical reports my students wrote in composition classes. But it picked up speed, and I was soon hooked on finding out the details it contained about Capone's life, from its humble beginnings to its ignominious end. It's not eloquent or masterfully constructed, but for someone who wants to learn more about the famous mobster, it offers a broad overview and some interesting details. I would definitely r [...]

    13. This book was a very quick read and I liked the fact that there was a lot of information in there that I had no idea about Al Capone. The author certainly did his homework in the history of Al Capone and growing up in Brooklyn, his rise to a mobster in Chicago, and his troubles with Elliot Ness. It blew me away that Capone suffered from Syphilis and this is essentially what killed him. I won this book thru Library Thing.

    14. A great incite into the world of American gangsters. Nate Hendley does an excellent job of giving light background into the life of AL Capone. For someone who has an interest in early American mobsters this book is an excellent start. It is an easy read and gives a great deal of information about Capone's struggles both personally and financially. a giveaway

    15. While I found the information within this book interesting, the writing, for me, was dry and somewhat dull. The book reads like a factual timeline, stating only the facts without any insight or life to the words. I felt like I was reading a long newspaper article.

    16. I really enjoyed this book! I normally do not read biographies, but the cover got my attention plus my interest in mobsters. I plan on using this book for a speech in a few weeks for my college Speech class. Very well written! I look forward to reading Hendley's biography on Bonnie & Clyde.

    17. I found it very interesting to learn about Al Capone. I live in Chicago and barely knew anything about the man. The timeline and the different characters were hard to follow but I guess that is the life of a notorious mobster.

    18. GIVEAWAY!!!!!Mr. Al Capone.Never really researched much into this guy, only had to learn about him in school. So I never thought I would get to know about his life through leisurely reading.I don't know that everything there is factual, but then again, I didn't know much about him.

    19. An interesting and concise look into the life of one of Chicago's most notorious criminals. I have received this book for free through First Reads

    20. I won this in the book giveaway on . It was an interesting history on Al Capone. Thanks, Mr Hendley for a nicely done bio.

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