Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone

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Other Books by JOHN KOBLER

The Trial of Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray

Some Like It Gory

Afternoon in the Attic

(illustrations by Chas. Addams)

The Reluctant Surgeon: A Biography of John Hunter
Luce: His Time, Life and Fortune
Ardent Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Damned in Paradise: The Life of John Barrymore
Otto the Magnificent: The Life of Otto Kahn

 

 

by JOHN KOBLER

For Evelyn

 

1. Snorky
13

2. A Brooklyn Boyhood
18

3. Big Jim
38

4. ". . . . . the best and dearest of husbands" 52

5. No Christian Burial
68

6. From Death Corner to Dead Man's Tree
76

7. "A. Capone, Antique Dealer"
101
8. Cicero
109
9. "Tell them Sicilians to go to hell"
124
10. Garlic and Gangrene
134
11. The Fall of the House of Genna
156
12. "I paid him plenty and I got what I was paying for"
171
13. War
184
14. Big Bill Rides Again
196

15. ". . . . . the sunny Italy of the new world" 213

16. "I've got a heart in me"
227

17. Against the Wall
240

18. "Nobody's on the legit"
255
19. Case Jacket SI-7085-F
270
20. Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Capone Request the Pleasure. .
. . 283

21. A Murder a Day
287

22. ". . . regardez le gorille" 306

23. Paper Chase
316

24. Aggiornamento
323

25. The Reckoning
328

26. "Received . . . . . the body of the within named prisoner. named prisoner. ." 347

27. Island of Pelicans
357

28. Tertiary Stage
374

APPENDIX: The Heritage
379

SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
387

INDEX
395

Illustrations follow pages 64, 256, 384.

Play it across the table What if we steal this city blind? If they want anything, let 'em nail it down.

Harness bulls, dicks, front-office men, And the high goats upon the bench, Ain't they all in cahoots? Ain't it fifty-fifty all down the line?

-CARL SANDBURG

 

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